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Bissouma aiming to make more memories against the champions

Albion midfielder looks ahead to the visit of the Reds to the Amex.

By Alex Stedman • 27 November 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Yves Bissouma has said Albion are full of confidence heading into the Liverpool game.

Yves Bissouma is hoping to make more fond memories against Liverpool when they visit the Amex on Saturday.

The Albion midfielder, 24, made his first Premier League start against the reigning champions back in August 2018, and although Albion lost the game at Anfield 1-0 it remains one of the highlights of his career.

“I remember making a mistake in the first half and we lost the game. That was hard because they were quality opposition, but I learnt a lot that day and since - it was a proud day for me and my family.”

By Paul Hazlewood
The 1-0 defeat at Anfield marked Yves Bissouma's first Premier League start.

Jurgen Klopp brings the champions to the south coast looking to go top of the league with current leaders Tottenham not in action until Sunday when they play Chelsea.

Albion have never taken a point off Liverpool in the Premier League but Bissouma insists they will go into it full of confidence after last week's morale-boosting 2-1 win over Aston Villa. 

Danny Welbeck and Solly March got the goals and Bissouma has revealed that he enjoys a strong relationship with the two players. 

“I was so happy for both of them. Danny is a big player for the team with a lot of experience and it was good that he got his first goal last weekend. I think he'll continue to help us. 

“I have a great relationship with Solly, he's like my best friend. I've been telling him he can score with his right foot and it was a fantastic goal that he scored last weekend which helped us get a good result.

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“So I said thank you to him after the game! When I came here, we spoke a lot about everything and our relationship is still really strong.”

Bissouma has produced arguably his most consistent form in an Albion shirt since football returned in June.

“I'm always working hard and trying to keep a focused mentality. But I know I need to keep working on my consistency so I can get even better.

“You can have a lot of talent, but you must always work hard. I have learnt that to play in the Premier League you have to work. When we had the lockdown, I trained every day to make sure that when football restarted, I was ready.”

He is under no illusions about the size of the task facing Albion on Saturday though. 

“We know they're a great side - the way they won the title last season showed that. But we will do our best to try and win.”

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