Klopp Confirms Liverpool Star Could Miss 6 Weeks + Lallana/Matip Updates

Ross Houston
December 13, 2017

After the disappointment of the Merseyside derby draw, it's important that Liverpool bounce back with three points against West Brom. Their previous eight goals at Liverpool came over a period of 22 games, in which they failed to score 14 times.

Jurgen Klopp's demeanour after the game suggested Liverpool will return to action with a fire in their belly.

West Brom are in awful form and their recently appointed new manager - Alan Pardew also has not been able to turn their fortunes around by too much.

Liverpool are strong favourites at 2/9 to win this Premier League match.

West Brom have not beaten Liverpool since November 2013 when they beat the Reds at Anfield by two goals to nil.

Whilst Klopp has argued that Liverpool dominated Everton to such an extent that his team selection was the right one.

Alan Pardew has overseen two matches as West Brom boss and gained just one point. The Venezuelan has scored 3 goals in all competition for West Brom this season. xG per 90 minutes of 0.19 and xA per 90 minutes of 0.02 mean that Rondon has a 21% chance of contributing a goal in 90 minutes of gameplay.

Jurgen Klopp will rotate his lineup once again for Liverpool's Premier League clash with West Brom, which could see the "Fab Four" reunited at Anfield.

"I think we know what (West Brom boss) Alan Pardew said when he came in, that he wants to play offensive football and stuff like this but it's the situation for West Brom... you can not change things overnight".

Gomez regularly has to face Coutinho, Firmino in addition to Salah and Sadio Mane on the training ground and said the quality of Liverpool's attacking players leaves him open-mouthed at times.

"I have thought "don't worry about that, it won't happen again" and you move on to the next game".

Alan Pardew will be hoping to have both Gareth Barry as well as Matt Phillips available for the trip to Anfield.

So far Klopp made 59 changes to his starting 11 this season; only Manchester United in 2002 have made more in Premier League history at this stage of the campaign.

In both games at West Brom so far, Alan Pardew has gone with a three-man front line, of Salomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez and Hal Robson Kanu.

"Defensively we've been really sound, but we've got to threaten the goal more". Even a point would be considered a huge result for West Brom here. This makes Wednesday's game a must-win for Liverpool.

Alberto Moreno still looks set to be out for another few weeks due to an ankle problem, with Klopp revealing the club have sought a second opinion on his injury.

Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum sat out the Everton match and will surely start this one. Lallana A. (Convalescence) and Grujic M. (Wrist injury) are also doubtful to feature here.

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing (Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 08:00 UK) and are subject to change.

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