Scousers (H) 17 Mai

Blir det pokalutdeling i Manchester på Lørdag, så synker forhåpenligvis moralen til Merseysidelaget betraktelig, og vi kan kassere inn de første poengene mot dette laget i PL sammenheng.
Sist seier var i 1981 når Robson og Regis nettet en hver.

PREMIER LEAGUE
Venue: The Hawthorns Date: Sunday, 17 May Kick-off: 1330 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, score updates on Final Score; live text commentary on BBC Sport website; Highlights on Match of the Day 2

 

Team news to follow later.

 

BIG-MATCH FACTS

Liverpool are preparing for this visit to bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion knowing that the title race may be decided by the time this game kicks off.

West Brom will go into the game holding onto to their top-flight status by the slenderest thread. They must continue with the form shown in two of their last three games in this last ditch bid for top-flight survival, and hope other results go their way if they are not to become the 24th side to be relegated from the Premier League the season after promotion.

This clash brings together the club to have lost the most Premier League matches and conceded the most goals with the one to have lost the least and scored the most. West Brom have been beaten 21 times in this Premier League season and have shipped 65 goals; Liverpool have lost just twice and scored 72.

Liverpool hold a 100% near perfect Premier League record over West Brom. They have won seven of seven, scoring 22 goals and conceding none.

It's 28 years since the Baggies last beat Liverpool; 2-0 on 7 February 1981, when Bryan Robson and Cyrille Regis got their goals.

Distance between the clubs: 94 miles (151 kilometres)

 

CLUB FORM

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

 

Going into this round of matches: 20th 31 points

(all statistics are ahead of this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures)

 

1. Won two of the last three Premier League games, after a winless previous 11.

2. Averaging a goal a game; 36 in 36.

3. Completed 29 Premier League matches since they last experienced back-to-back victories; the win at Middlesbrough on 27 September and defeat of Fulham at the Hawthorns on 4 October being the matches in question.

4. One goal shy of conceding 250 in Premier League history.

5. The current tally of 31 points after 36 games is their best ever return in a Premier League season.

6. Could go down with a club record points total in this league, eclipsing the 34 accrued in 2004-05, when Bryan Robson's side survived on the last day.

7. Lost all seven clashes this season against the 'Big Four' clubs.

8. Hoping to complete three successive home league wins for the second time this season. The first was between 21 December 2008 and 17 January 2009.

9. Already lost home and away to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Everton, Stoke and Newcastle. Liverpool are the last club who could also do the double over them.

10. Their last game is away to Blackburn.

 

 



LIVERPOOL

 

Going into this round of matches: 2nd 80 points

(all statistics are ahead of this weekend's round of Premier League fixtures)

 

1. Unbeaten in nine Premier League games; won eight and drawn one (25 points out of 27) since losing 2-0, away to Middlesbrough on 28 February; their only loss in 25 league games.

2. The current total of 80 points after 36 games is their best ever return in the Premier League, and the best to this stage since the title-winning campaign of 1987-88, when 84 points had been accrued.

3. Scored 21 goals in their last six games (Premier League and Champions League), including three in each of their last three top-flight games, following the 4-4 home draw with Arsenal on 21 April.

4. Failed to score in one of the last 15 Premier League matches; away to Middlesbrough.

5. Lost just one of 20 league games in which they've opening the scoring; away to Spurs.

6. The only club not to have had a player sent off in this Premier League campaign.

7. Pocketed 40 top-flight points out of 54 away from home; only Chelsea better that with 41.

8. Not lost to a promoted club; won two and drawn three.

9. Drawn their last three top-flight visits to the Midlands.

10. Already done the double over Manchester United, Chelsea, Bolton, Blackburn, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Newcastle. West Brom is the last club who could still be added to the list. The season will end, home to Tottenham.

 

 

KEY PLAYER NOTES

WEST BROMWICH ALBION

 

Scott CARSON is the only remaining player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of West Brom's Premier League matches this season.

Chris BRUNT is the Baggies' leading Premier League scorer with eight goals, including five in his last five appearances.

If selected:-

Dean KIELY will be making his 750th club career appearance (York, Bury, Charlton, Portsmouth, Luton and West Brom).

CARSON will be facing a former club. The 23 year old goalkeeper made just nine appearances (four in the league) in three and a half years with Liverpool from January 2004 until his £3.25m move to the Hawthorns last summer.

 



LIVERPOOL

 

Pepe REINA is the only remaining player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of Liverpool's Premier League matches this season.

Jamie CARRAGHER is the only other player to have started all of Liverpool's Premier League games this term.

Steven GERRARD is the club's top Premier League scorer, with 15 goals.

If he scores:-

Fernando TORRES will reach the milestone of 50 goals for Liverpool.

If selected:-

Martin SKRTEL will be making his 50th appearance for the Reds.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Liverpool have won their last 11 matches against West Brom (10 were league games); they've scored 35 goals and conceded just two in the process.

Craig Madden was the last West Brom player to score a goal against Liverpool. He netted the consolation in the Reds' 1-2 top-flight victory at the Hawthorns on 19 April 1986.

Liverpool need to score three more goals to total 200 in all competitions against West Bromwich.

West Brom's club record home league defeat was by Liverpool; 0-6 on 26 April 2003.

Home and away
League (inc PL): WBA 28 wins, Liverpool 54, Draws 33
Prem: WBA 0 wins, Liverpool 7, Draws 0

at WBA only
League (inc PL): WBA 19 wins, Liverpool 22, Draws 16
Prem: WBA 0 wins, Liverpool 3, Draws 0

 

THIS SEASON'S REVERSE FIXTURE

Liverpool 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
8 November 2008 - Ref: Peter Walton
Liverpool scorers: Keane 34, 43, Arbeloa 90

 

REFEREE

Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)