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Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

anfield sign Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

Former Liverpool assistant manager Steve Clarke and his side travels to Anfield today to play the Reds in a match that has important consequences for both sides. Liverpool has an opportunity to move up into seventh spot, while West Brom can move into eighth position. Both teams are hoping to qualify for Europe.

Liverpool starting XI: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Suarez, Shelvey, Downing.

WBA starting XI: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt, Long.

Before, during or after today’s match, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.

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36 Responses to Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion, Gameweek 26: Open Thread

  1. Dust says:

    C’mon West Brom 3pts of this lot!

  2. Marc L says:

    Yes, hopefully that club that Rob Stone likes to call “West Ham” can get something against the Scousers here.

  3. Dust says:

    Suarez diving in the penalty area again claiming a pen… Blatant dive and no yellow card.

    Inconsistent refs!

  4. Dust says:

    Why lukaku isn’t on is beyond me, he would run carragher, Lucas & agger ragged!

    • Sacto Blues says:

      Don’t worry Dust you’ll get plenty of time to see Lukaku next season in Chelsea Blue running Vertonghen and Caulker ragged !

  5. Huw Roma says:

    Liverpool Starting XI:

    James, Kozma, Dicks, Ruddock, Stewart, Clough, Speedie, Harkness, Marsh, Tanner, Piechnik Subs: Rosenthal, Hooper, Walters

  6. Smokey Bacon says:

    This game is terrible. Not even Gus Johnson could liven it up!

  7. Marc L says:

    Shelvey was particularly atrocious in that first half. They have no one better than this? (Rhetorical question I know, but still.)

  8. Paul says:

    Bloody awful match this. Dominated it but still can’t do anything.

    At least it’s Martin Tyler on commentary. Been a while since I’ve heard him on the world feed.

  9. RBP says:

    Shelvey is a Championship player on a good day, not sure how he makes the starting XI.

  10. RBP says:

    Suarez continues to be unlikeable.

  11. Marc L says:

    Justice for the Albion there.

    Well Suarez, you can always catapult yourself into a defender again on the next trip into the penalty area.

    Unbelievably bad officiating.

  12. brn442 says:

    Justice served, super-soft penalty.

  13. Dust says:

    Cheating diving Suatez AGAIN! What a joke! Retro ban… Pleased foster saved it.. But still horrible dive by Suarez

  14. Marc L says:

    Oh hell yeah! Now hang on Baggies!

  15. jtm371 says:

    Sweet goal from WBA this would be a great win for Clarke.

  16. jtm371 says:

    if i say anything about the pool rabbit i will be accused of being a moron so i will just agree with the other statements.CHEERS!

  17. brn442 says:

    Sorry Dust – it was not a dive, there was contact. It simply was NOT a penalty. Poor officiating. Not Suarez’s fault.

  18. brn442 says:

    What a difference ( a lack ) of an effective 2nd striker makes. Liverpool pre-Sturriage. Borini is a lightweight.

  19. brn442 says:

    I thought Liverpool offered Clarke to stay on and he resigned. Not sure the commentators are accurate by saying he was sacked with Daglish.

  20. Marc L says:

    Great stuff from Lukaku. As ever. Agger’s play looks about as bad as his haircut. As ever.

  21. jtm371 says:

    great win by the Baggies!

  22. brn442 says:

    Wonderful result WBA. Well done. Excellent piece of managing by Clarke.

    What a waste of time and money, on a freezing Monday night by the LFC punters. Shame.

  23. Dust says:

    This is priceless!! LoL horrible football, not entertaining, although credit to west brom for some great technique in defending.

    Great goals by West Brom.

    12 points of us now lol

  24. Paul says:

    First time West Brom have won at Anfield 2 seasons on the bounce since 1936-37

  25. Henry says:

    Once again Brendan Rodgers shows what an average manager he is, starting with Shelvey who has been poor recently and even for England U21 and then putting in Borini who is just as bad.

    Liverpool still haven’t beaten a top half team and are now 9th in the league and could end up in the bottom half. Clueless owners hiring a manager with midtable mentality will never get you into the top 4. Fact.

  26. David says:

    Mr Rodgers may have a great philosophy but he has no clue about team selection and tactics. That’s why Liverpool will remain a mid-table team as long has he is in charge.

    Liverpool are worse off under Rodgers than under Daglish. FSG have no idea what they’re doing. They should stick to baseball.

  27. RBP says:

    Interesting fact: Liverpool have not beaten a single team in the top half of the table this year.

  28. Wongo1 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Liverpool just can’t beat any top 10 teams can they!!! What did Brendan Rodgers say a couple games ago they can still make CL. Oh he meant next year maybe. Too funny, great goal but Lukaku!!

  29. Scrumper says:

    What must it feel like for the Liverpool fans who put down their hard earned money every week? This club had the option to go out and get a manager with a decent European pedigree and instead they picked Big Brenda. Let’s face it, he talks a good game, but the bloke obviously isn’t up to the task. Liverpool could do far worse than asking Rafa to come back. He’ll be out of a job this Summer.

    • Henry says:

      I don’t think Rafa is the answer but I agree he is much better than Rodgers. Rodgers is a great salesman who sold the owners with his philosophy. The problem is you also need good team selection and tactics and we have seen time and again how poor Rodgers is in those areas.

      The owners went for an unproven manager rather than a proven one because they thought they could save money and that someone like Rodgers would be happy to be managing a club like Liverpool and not question anything the owners did. They didn’t go for someone like Rafa because he has a history of questioning the owners.

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