John Aldridge explains how Liverpool should approach game against West Bromwich Albion

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool will look to keep up the pressure on the top of the table by following their draw with Manchester United with a win over West Brom.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has written in his Liverpool Echo column that West Bromwich Albion will approach the weekend's game at Anfield much like Manchester United did.

The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw by United on Monday night with the visitors putting in a strong defensive display. Aldridge has also warned the Reds not to repeat the mistakes of last season's game, which ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to a deflected Divock Origi strike.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis

Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo: "We know what West Brom will be like. They earned a 2-2 draw at Anfield last season, and will make life really difficult for us.

"They, like United on Monday, will look to get into the last third and win free-kicks and long throw-ins because their main opportunity to score will be from set-pieces.

"We have to be aware not to gift West Brom such openings. And an early goal will be important in helping us get a grip on the game."

Liverpool's Adam Lallana shoots

Liverpool will hope they can start the game better than they did against Manchester United, where they seemed a little pegged back in their own half and squandered possession once or twice. There will be a need to be patient and have cooler heads in possession. They will create their chances and will need to take them.

Liverpool are facing Ben Foster - who was in fine form during last weekend's draw with Tottenham for the Baggies - and there have been several occasions where he has put in an inspired display against the Reds.

Tony Pulis has a reputation for getting his sides to set up and keep things tight and they will be hard to break down, but there is a threat at the other end of the field with Nacer Chadli finding the net fairly regularly so far this season.

West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli celebrates scoring their first goal

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