Match Previews

Mac Allister and Veltman to be assessed pre-Liverpool

The pair will be given as much time as possible to recover for the trip to Anfield on Wednesday.

By Alex Stedman • 03 February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Alexis Mac Allister played a pivotal role in Albion's winning goal against Spurs.

Albion are back in action in the Premier League when they face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, kick-off 8.15pm.

Albion beat Spurs 1-0 at the Amex on Sunday thanks to Leandro Trossard's first-half goal.

Albion start February unbeaten in six of their last seven matches in all competitions and on 21 points as they prepare to face the champions.

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Potter's Liverpool press conference

Liverpool won 3-1 against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday thanks to a brace from Mohammed Salah and a goal from Gini Wijnaldum.

A second-half penalty from Pascal Gross earned Albion a 1-1 draw when the sides met at the Amex in November.

Where to watch…

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1HD, with coverage starting at 8pm.

Team news... 

Graham Potter provided the latest injury news when he spoke to the media on Monday afternoon.

"Alexis Mac Allister has a slight issue with his glute, but we will see how he is. Joel Veltman was also feeling a little bit of tightness. But we need to give them another 24, 48 hours before we make those decisions."

Our last fixture…

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Extended PL Highlights: Albion 1 Spurs 0

Albion 1
Trossard (17)

Tottenham 0

Albion line-up: Sanchez; Veltman (Burn 72), White, Webster, Dunk, March; Bissouma, Gross, Mac Allister, Trossard (Connolly 79); Maupay (Lallana 79).

Subs not used: Walton, Moder, Alzate, Izquierdo, Tau, Zeqiri.

Their last fixture…

West Ham 1
Dawson (87)

Liverpool 3
Salah (57, 68)
Wijnaldum (84)

Liverpool line-up: Alisson (GK); Robertson, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Milner (Jones 57), Henderson, Shaqiri (Firmino 69), Salah, Origi (Oxlade-Chamberlain 80).

Subs not used: Adrian, Kelleher, Tsimikas, R Williams, N Williams, Minamino.

The history…

By The Argus
Terry Connor celebrates scoring against Liverpool in 1984 - the last time Albion beat the Reds.

Albion and Liverpool have played each other 32 times dating back to 1908.

Albion's last win over Liverpool came in the fourth round of the FA Cup in 1984. Two goals in as many minutes from Gerry Ryan and Terry Connor helped Albion to a famous 2-0 win at the Goldstone. 

That memorable afternoon was the first time that an English second tier club had featured in a live television game outside of FA Cup finals. 

It was all the more remarkable given the fact that Albion had beaten the Reds the previous year in the same competition, this time away from home. Ryan was on the scoresheet again, as was Jimmy Case who scored against his former club during Albion’s run to the final. 

The Liverpool Player to Watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
Mo Salah leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 15 goals so far this campaign.

Mohammed Salah tops the Premier League scoring charts with 15 goals to his name so far this season.

His brace on Sunday in the capital against West Ham took the 28-year-old three clear of Spurs duo Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son ahead of the 22nd round of matches.

Salah scored in five consecutive games in all competitions in December. His last goal at Anfield came in that sequence in a 2-1 victory over Tottenham.

He is only the fourth Liverpool player in the club's history to score 20 goals or more in all competitions in four successive seasons.

Match Officials…

Referee: Kevin Friend. Assistants: Simon Beck, Adrian Holmes. Fourth official: Paul Tierney. 

VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.