Liverpool handed lucky boost before West Brom FA Cup game

Liverpool handed lucky boost before West Brom FA Cup game

Javier Howell
January 28, 2018

Danny Ings could make his first Liverpool start in two years on Saturday.

Even though they suffered a shock loss to Swansea last week, Liverpool have looked phenomenal at Anfield this season.

Liverpool will still be overwhelming favourites for the game and considering West Brom are battling for relegation in the league, manager Alan Pardew could be tempted into playing some of the fringe players to give their regulars a rest before the league game against Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp has appeared to rule out Liverpool FC entering the transfer market for a second time in January.

While captain Jordan Henderson is still not sure of a return this weekend, he is back in full training. It's not a big one, but it's enough.

Klopp admits that he will continue to keep a close eye on the market, with Liverpool working towards long-term goals which require them to be aware of potential new recruits across the globe.

"Clyne is in a good way, but still isn't in team training".

Sturridge now finds himself firmly behind Roberto Firmino and youngster Dominic Solanke in the Reds pecking order up front, and hasn't played since early December.

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Asked whether he expected North Korea and South Korea to settle outstanding issues at Saturday's talks, he appeared optimistic. The condition was placed during an inter-Korea talks between the divided countries.

The Reds forward has been linked with a move away from Anfield with Inter Milan said to be leading the chase, while La Liga outfit Sevilla are also monitoring his situation.

On the other hand, West Brom appear to have turned a corner in recent weeks having lost just one of their last six matches in all competitions.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; Dawson, Hegazi, McAuley, Gibbs; Phillips, Jacob, Livermore, McClean; Rodriguez, Rondon.

Liverpool will be hosting West Brom for the fourth occasion in the FA Cup, with the Reds yet to defeat their Midlands opponents (D2 L1). They'll gladly take the same result on Saturday to force a replay at their place.

Dejan Lovran, Alberto Moreno and Simon Mignolet could all make it into the starting 11.

The tie got off to an eventful start when Roberto Firmino's lovely chip put Liverpool ahead, only for Jay Rodriguez to score twice in four minutes - all before the 15-minute mark. The manager is being consistent in using his number two in the cups.

Maybe if Danny could go somewhere where he could start the next 20 games, would it be flawless for him?