LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool during the pre season friendly match between Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen at Anfield on August 12, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
Joe Allen starts in midfield for Liverpool, with Carroll and Cole on the bench. Romelu Lukaku is on the bench for West Brom, with Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie up front.
New West Brom signing Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, will begin his Baggies career on the bench, with the midlands side opting for Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie to fill the striking berths in their 4-4-2.
West Brom: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Morrison; Gera, Long, Odemwingie. Bench: Myhill, Jara Reyes, Dawson, Lukaku, El Ghanassy, Brunt, Fortune.
Liverpool: Reina; Kelly, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson; Lucas, Gerrard, Allen, Downing; Suarez, Borini. Bench: Jones, Adam, Henderson, Shelvey, Carroll, Carragher, Cole