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  • Date:02 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:26,132
Goal!

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93mins

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

92mins

The referee ends the match.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Martin Kelly results in a free kick.

90mins

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

90mins

The ball is sent over by Raheem Sterling.

88mins

Free kick crossed by Steven Gerrard.

86mins

Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Blocked by Billy Jones.

86mins

The ball is crossed by Kolo Toure.

86mins

Diego Lugano is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Diego Lugano on Daniel Sturridge.

84mins

Joe Allen takes the free kick.

83mins

Daniel Sturridge fouled by Billy Jones, the ref awards a free kick.

83mins

Clearance by Billy Jones.

83mins

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line.

82mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Raheem Sterling fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick.

81mins

Aly Cissokho makes a clearance.

81mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

80mins

Foul by Steven Gerrard on Gareth McAuley, free kick awarded.

79mins

Header by Kolo Toure misses to the right of the target.

79mins

Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.

79mins

Shot by Raheem Sterling. Blocked by Chris Brunt.

78mins

Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

77mins

Chris Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Sturridge.

76mins

Graham Dorrans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matej Vydra.

74mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Martin Kelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jon Flanagan.

74mins

Joe Allen on for Phillippe Coutinho.

74mins

Luis Suarez receives a yellow card.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob by Luis Suarez results in a free kick.

73mins

Raheem Sterling sends in a cross.

72mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70mins

Victor Anichebe fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick.

70mins

Unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob by Luis Suarez results in a free kick.

69mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Clearance by Diego Lugano.

67mins

Zoltan Gera sends in a cross.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Zoltan Gera.

66mins

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt. Simon Mignolet catches the ball.

65mins

Victor Anichebe fouled by Kolo Toure, the ref awards a free kick.

64mins

Saido Berahino goes off and Victor Anichebe comes on.

63mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

63mins

Saido Berahino produces a cross.

62mins

Free kick taken by Jon Flanagan.

62mins

Foul by Liam Ridgewell on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.

61mins

Billy Jones delivers the ball.

60mins

Corner taken by Luis Suarez.

58mins

Saido Berahino takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

58mins

Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matej Vydra by Jordan Henderson.

57mins

The ball is delivered by Aly Cissokho.

56mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

54mins

Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot.

53mins

Clearance by Aly Cissokho.

53mins

Chris Brunt takes a shot. Jon Flanagan gets a block in.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Youssouf Mulumbu.

51mins

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt and misses to the left of the goal.

49mins

Steven Gerrard concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera.

47mins

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

47mins

The game restarts for the second half.

47mins

The ref blows to signal half-time.

47mins

Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.

46mins

Raheem Sterling concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell.

46mins

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge.

42mins

Zoltan Gera takes a fantastic shot and missed to the left of the goal.

41mins

Jonas Olsson leaves the field to be replaced by Diego Lugano.

40mins

The ball is sent over by Daniel Sturridge.

38mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

38mins

Shot by Phillippe Coutinho missed to the right of the net.

37mins

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

36mins

Saido Berahino gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Kolo Toure results in a free kick.

35mins

Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.

33mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

33mins

Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

31mins

Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

31mins

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Raheem Sterling, the ref awards a free kick.

29mins

Centre by Chris Brunt.

27mins

Luis Suarez fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes left of the net.

27mins

Luis Suarez fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick.

27mins

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

25mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

24mins

Daniel Sturridge scores with a left foot finish. West Brom 0-1 Liverpool.Assist by Luis Suarez.

23mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

18mins

Centre by Raheem Sterling.

18mins

Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Aly Cissokho manages to make a clearance.

16mins

The ball is crossed by Billy Jones.

15mins

Jon Flanagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.

15mins

Foul by Claudio Yacob on Steven Gerrard, free kick awarded.

15mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Jon Flanagan makes a clearance.

12mins

The referee blows for offside.

12mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Claudio Yacob on Raheem Sterling.

11mins

The ball is sent over by Zoltan Gera.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Steven Gerrard results in a free kick.

9mins

Clearance made by Martin Skrtel.

7mins

Luis Suarez fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Zoltan Gera.

7mins

Claudio Yacob challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6mins

Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

6mins

Foul by Chris Brunt on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.

4mins

Claudio Yacob takes the free kick.

4mins

Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley.

3mins

Centre by Zoltan Gera.

1mins

Shot by Zoltan Gera. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

1mins

Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Mel hails 'fantastic' Suarez West Brom head coach Pepe Mel is ready to pit his wits against a Liverpool side spearheaded by a forward he believes may be the best in the world in Luis Suarez. The Spaniard has had an interesting introduction to life in the Barclays Premier League since succeeding Steve Clarke, drawing his opening match against Everton before ending up on the wrong side of a 4-3 thriller against local rivals Aston Villa on Wednesday. The derby defeat was tough to take, as Mel watched his side take an early 2-0 lead only to be pegged back by the home team, before losing the points courtesy of a Christian Benteke penalty. Mel revealed ahead of Liverpool's visit on Sunday that a team meeting was held this week to help Albion move on from the Villa defeat. Now he is readying himself for the arrival of a Reds side in sparkling form, inspired by the maverick genius of Uruguayan striker Suarez. "Suarez is in fantastic form, there aren't many players like him," said Mel. "In my opinion he is in the top one or two forwards in the world at the moment. "But just as important as Suarez is Steven Gerrard, because it's Gerrard who provides the passes for Suarez in the first place." Mel admits Brendan Rodgers' silky side will pose a very different challenge to the long-ball tactics which saw Villa edge Wednesday's derby. "Liverpool are a big team, of course," he said. "But they are a different team to Aston Villa. "Liverpool use more build-up play whereas Aston Villa play long with Benteke, with us having to play against the second balls (from his flick-ons). It was a difficult game for us. "Liverpool, though, are more like Everton and play in the same way. "It isn't that Liverpool is a better or easier game for us than Aston Villa, it's just that it's a different type of opponent. "For me, Aston Villa played, very, very well but Liverpool play a different game. Liverpool use more build-up play while Villa get the ball forward quicker. It's not that one is better than the other, it's just different." Mel's side sit just three points away from the bottom three, and while the former Real Betis boss has admitted they are in a relegation battle, he is wary of letting it affect their focus. "I believe we're strong enough to avoid relegation," he said. "For me it's important only to look in front of us and focus on the next game. "We need the points, of course, but we need to produce a lot of hard work to get them." Mel will be without forwards Nicolas Anelka (knee) and Stephane Sessegnon (groin) for the Reds' visit to The Hawthorns. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has emphasised the character and sense of team ethic he feels there is within his squad as the Reds look to move on from a disappointing January transfer window. The Merseyside outfit's attempts to strengthen during the window did not yield a single signing, with one of their targets, Mohamed Salah, opting to join Chelsea and a deal for another, Yevhen Konoplyanka, failing to materialise before Friday's deadline. But Rodgers, whose side are fourth in the Barclays Premier League and thrashed derby rivals Everton 4-0 on Tuesday, has insisted he is "very optimistic" about the group of players already at his disposal in terms of their prospects of having "a really good finish" to the season. And he sees their character - something he thinks they have in "bucketloads" - as being key to that. Asked about leaders in his team, Rodgers said: "If you look at the game the other night, (captain) Steven Gerrard was organising, dictating the game, ordering people about. "Martin Skrtel is really taking on board the leadership qualities and was outstanding, Kolo Toure is a natural leader and before the game, young Jon Flanagan was really vocal in the changing room. Luis Suarez is a natural leader and Jordan Henderson is coming out of his shell. "It is a natural evolution of the team and the group and you see that character and personality starting to come into the team, which takes time. "It is players understanding the kind of characteristics we are looking for and it is good to see. "I think we have been challenged since I have been here, especially early on, about if we have enough character, if we can come back from losing positions, if we can fight, and I think we are seeing all those qualities now - and that will only improve as we grow together." Midfielder Joe Allen, who has missed the last two games due to a hamstring problem, is set to return to Liverpool's matchday squad for the clash at The Hawthorns.

Formation:4231Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Ben Foster
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Saido Berahino
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Chris Brunt
  • Matej Vydra
  • SUBS
  • Steven Reid
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Diego Lugano
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Morgan Amalfitano

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDWLDL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • LLWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 26/10/2013
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 11/02/2013
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 18/08/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 22/04/2012
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 29/10/2011
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 02/04/2011

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Berahino 3
  • N Anelka 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • M Vydra 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 23
  • D Sturridge 13
  • R Sterling 3
  • S Gerrard 2
  • M Skrtel 2
  • P Coutinho 2
  • D Agger 1
  • M Sakho 1
  • V Moses 1
  • J Henderson 1
  • J Flanagan 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 57
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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