West Bromwich Albion are very tricky opponents and Liverpool know it. The latter have lost each of their last three Premier League meetings against the Baggies, conceding six goals and scoring none. The Reds will be careful to avoid yet another upset. This season, West Brom have pulled a few stunning results already.
They made the most of their home advantage to demolish Sunderland 3-0 last month and followed up on this achievement with two remarkable results: a 2-1 victory over David Moyes’ struggling Manchester United at Old Trafford and a 1-1 draw against Arsene Wenger’s high-flying Arsenal.
Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion failed to win their games on Matchday 8 of the English Premier League. Expect both sides to go for the kill on Saturday. The ‘SAS’ (Sturridge and Suarez partnership) could treat the home crowd to more delightful football. However, WBA manager Steve Clarke did not seem too impressed by Liverpool’s striking pair when he spoke to Sky Sports on Friday.
“Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez deserve all the praise they get. Having said that, I don't think Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley will be losing any sleep on Friday night worrying about facing them,” Clarke claimed.
“Our players will be looking forward to the challenge of keeping those players quiet.”
Sturridge is on top of the goalscorers chart with seven goals – none of which were penalties. Uruguayan forward Suarez has also proven to be full of passion and energy for his club since his return from suspension. It remains to be seen whether West Bromwich Albion can keep Liverpool away from scoring against them for the fourth match in a row in the EPL.
Watch Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion live on Saturday, October 26, 2013:
In UK at 15:00 BST on: Absolute Radio
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