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Andy Carroll challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Carroll receives a yellow card. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
Shot by Chris Brunt. Blocked by Luis Suarez.
Foul by Andy Carroll on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Romelu Lukaku gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Glen Johnson.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
Fabio Borini takes a outswinging corner to the near post.
The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini.
Marc-Antoine Fortune delivers the ball, save made by Jose Reina.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Drilled right-footed shot by Youssouf Mulumbu. Andy Carroll gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Andy Carroll manages to make a clearance.
Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Shot from 12 yards from Peter Odemwingie. Save by Jose Reina.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Chris Brunt coming on for James Morrison.
Fabio Borini delivers the ball, Luis Suarez produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken by James Morrison.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.
Andy Carroll replaces Joe Cole.
The ball is sent over by Liam Ridgewell, Romelu Lukaku finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 3-0 Liverpool.Liam Ridgewell provided the assist for the goal.
James Morrison takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jamie Carragher. Effort from 20 yards by Youssouf Mulumbu. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Joe Cole, free kick awarded. Marc-Antoine Fortune receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by James Morrison.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Effort on goal by James Morrison from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Joe Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc-Antoine Fortune on Joe Cole. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Gareth McAuley fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
Shane Long leaves the field to be replaced by Romelu Lukaku. Marc-Antoine Fortune on for Zoltan Gera. Leiva Lucas goes off and Joe Cole comes on.
Joe Allen takes the inswinging corner, Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Glen Johnson sends in a cross, save by Ben Foster.
Liam Ridgewell produces a cross, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Martin Skrtel. Power penalty scored by Peter Odemwingie. West Brom 2-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Shane Long.
Daniel Agger challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Daniel Agger is sent off by the referee for professional foul. Jamie Carragher on for Stewart Downing. Power penalty taken by Shane Long saved by Jose Reina. West Brom 1-0 Liverpool.
Unfair challenge on James Morrison by Leiva Lucas results in a free kick. Booking for Leiva Lucas for unsporting behaviour. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Morrison on Stewart Downing. Stewart Downing takes the free kick.
Glen Johnson sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Steven Gerrard, James Morrison manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Downing sends in a cross.
Stewart Downing delivers the ball.
Luis Suarez is caught offside. Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.
Jonas Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez. Centre by Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Luis Suarez receives a yellow card. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel. Joe Allen takes the free kick.
Zoltan Gera finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-0 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from James Morrison.
James Morrison provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glen Johnson on Peter Odemwingie. Glen Johnson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Steven Reid has an effort direct from the free kick.
Claudio Yacob concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Shot comes in from Steven Gerrard from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Luis Suarez, Shot on goal by Glen Johnson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard.
The ball is crossed by Fabio Borini, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Agger.
Corner taken by James Morrison from the right by-line, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Youssouf Mulumbu sends in a cross, clearance by Joe Allen.
A cross is delivered by Liam Ridgewell, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
Close range headed effort by Luis Suarez clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Shane Long, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jonas Olsson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Fabio Borini results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Reid.
The ball is crossed by Steven Reid, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
Luis Suarez produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by Jonas Olsson. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Allen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Claudio Yacob restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Suarez is penalised for a handball. Ben Foster takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Reina.
The referee blows for offside. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Fabio Borini, Steven Reid gets a block in.
Shot on goal by Fabio Borini from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Shot by Luis Suarez. Save by Ben Foster.
Youssouf Mulumbu produces a cross, clearance by Daniel Agger.
Shot from 18 yards by Steven Gerrard. Claudio Yacob gets a block in.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stewart Downing. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by James Morrison.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Daniel Agger. Shot comes in from Steven Reid from the free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
Effort on goal by Shane Long from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Reid.
The ball is swung over by Steven Gerrard, save by Ben Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Shane Long. Leiva Lucas restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Claudio Yacob is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
The ball is swung over by James Morrison.
Liam Ridgewell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
The ball is crossed by Peter Odemwingie, Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken short by James Morrison.
Steven Reid sends in a cross, Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Reds revenge not on Clarke's agenda
West Brom manager Steve Clarke squares off with Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers insisting he bears no grudge towards his friend's new club despite being sacked by them this summer.
Clarke has revealed he was fired from the coaching staff at Anfield rather than leaving of his own accord following Kenny Dalglish's dismissal after a poor season.
The Scot said Rodgers had urged him to stay on when he was first in the running to succeed Dalglish. But Rodgers then dropped out of contention and despite the Northern Irishman eventually getting the job after all, Clarke claims he was sacked by the club.
But Clarke feels no bitterness after securing his first full managerial role at the Hawthorns by replacing England boss Roy Hodgson.
"I've got no grievance whatsoever with Liverpool Football Club," he said. "I had a fantastic time there and obviously after Saturday I'll wish them well for the season.
"It's a big game for me because it's my first in charge of West Bromwich Albion. It wouldn't matter who the opposition is, it would still be just as big a game."
Clarke this week experienced his first sour taste of the age-old club v country dispute and is annoyed with what he sees as unnecessary stress put on his players.
"Jonas Olsson played 90 for Sweden and Gareth McAuley played 90 (for Northern Ireland)," he said.
"It has upset me a little bit, yes. Two experienced central defenders didn't need 90 minutes of football after travelling to play for their countries before the opening of the Premier League. I don't understand it.
"It's placed in a ridiculous place in the calendar, it's been addressed and it will be taken out of the fixture list and the quicker that happens the better."
Olsson and Scotland's James Morrison are injury doubts while Markus Rosenberg and Graham Dorrans are unavailable.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits the challenge of breaking back into the top four will be significant but one the club should embrace.
The Reds have not qualified for the Champions League since running Manchester United close in the Barclays Premier League title race in 2009.
In the three subsequent seasons they have finished seventh, sixth and eighth and seen the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham take places in the top four.
Rodgers has spent the two and a half months since taking over from Kenny Dalglish in June restructuring the way the team plays to make them more compatible with his principles of a passing and pressing game.
And while he accepts they are not where he wants them to be yet, he is confident they can make a better attempt at rejoining Europe's elite.
"I've said right from the off I want to make us as competitive as we can possibly be," he said.
"The challenge at the top of the table is greater than ever. Now there are seven or eight teams involved but the top four is certainly not something we'll shy away from.
"It's where a club of this status wants to be but it's always easier said than done and the reality over the past three seasons or so hasn't been that.
"Our job is to try to push on. There has been a lot of work done over the last few years to try to get the club back into the top echelons of the league so we are hoping to do that."
Liverpool's new signings Fabio Borini and Joe Allen could both be given a debut.
Striker Borini is pushing for a start having impressed in pre-season since arriving from Roma last month, although midfielder Allen may have to settle for a place on the bench having only joined from Swansea a week ago.
Midfielder Joe Cole has recovered from a hamstring injury sustained in the Europa League qualifier against FC Gomel in Belarus earlier this month.
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