Liverpool will look to regain second place in the table, for 24 hours anyway, when they face West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday.
With Chelsea in action against Manchester City on Sunday Liverpool will hope to pile the pressure on Jose Mourinho ahead of the super Sunday clash by beating the Baggies.
Steve Clarke’s side will provide a stern challenge however having beaten Manchester United on their own turf and drawing with leaders Arsenal in recent weeks.
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Both sides head into the game in similar form with just one defeat each in their last six games however West Brom have a good recent record at Anfield winning their in successive season, scoring three goals and conceding none.
Liverpool however look a stronger prospective this season and have being grinding out results without hitting full gear yet. Much of their form has owed to the scoring of Daniel Sturridge and his returning partner Luis Suarez and once again the pair will be the main threat for the Reds.
Manager Brendan Rodgers will have midfielder Lucas available again following suspension although it remains to be seen if he will resist the urge to move Jordan Henderson from the more central role he enjoyed against Newcastle last time out.
Henderson has been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers this season and has performed admirably in a number of positions across the middle as well as a wing back.
Victor Moses will get once last chance to stake his claim for the “number 10” shirt with Philippe Coutinho set to return in time for next weekend’s clash with Arsenal while Aly Cissokho could continue in the left wing/left back role in place of Luis Enrique after the Spanish star missed the clash with the Magpies due to injury.
Mamadou Sakho meanwhile believes that Red fans have yet to the best of him. The France international has been an ever present since moving to Anfield and the former PSG star believes he still has plenty of room for improvement despite his impressive start.
“I’m not yet at 100 per cent, I’m progressing with each match that we have,” Sakho told the Liverpool Echo.
“I work every day at training sessions to progress and to achieve the highest level. It’s logical that I would improve.
“When you arrive in a country you don’t know, you have to learn quickly about the differences in the game and have to get on and adapt yourself to the qualities of your team-mates.”
West Brom meanwhile will be without long term absentee Ben Foster while George Thorne and Zoltan Gera are edging closer to a first team return.
Scott Sinclair meanwhile will not be risked against Liverpool as he recovers from a hamstring injury.