Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion: Preview and TV schedule

Julian Finney

Liverpool can mathematically reclaim top spot this weekend, though have to beat a solid West Brom side to be in with a chance.

Liverpool stuttered in their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United last time out, though Brendan Rodgers' side are still only a couple of points off top spot. With a win and a helping hand from other results, it's possible for them to reclaim top spot this weekend.

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However, they play a West Brom team who have looked in good shape of late, bouncing back from a poor start to the campaign with a five game unbeaten streak. They've still only won twice this season, though do now seem to be clicking into a pretty good run of form.

For this game they'll look to take advantage of the absences of Iago Aspas, José Enrique and Sebastián Coates for Liverpool, while Philippe Coutinho could miss out while recovering from a shoulder injury. For the Baggies, Zoltán Gera, Ben Foster, George Thorne and Scott Sinclair are sidelined.

Liverpool injuries and suspensions

Out: Iago Aspas (thigh), José Enrique (knee), Sebastián Coates (knee). In doubt: Philippe Coutinho (shoulder).

West Bromwich Albion injuries and suspensions

Out: Zoltán Gera (knee), Ben Foster (foot), George Thorne (knee), Scott Sinclair (hamstring). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Touré; Aly Cissokho, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson; Victor Moses; Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suárez.

West Bromwich Albion: Boaz Myhill; Liam Ridgewell, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley, Billy Jones; Claudio Yacob, Youssouf Mulumbu; Saido Berahino, Stéphane Sessègnon, Morgan Amalfitano; Shane Long.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

TV: Premier League Extra Time, DirecTV (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada).

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada).

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