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Summary

  1. Origi's deflected strike levels in injury time
  2. Olsson header gave Baggies lead after Dawson equalised
  3. Henderson put Liverpool ahead from close range
  4. Lovren stretchered off with knee injury

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    Forget scrapping in the shopping aisles for those Christmas presents, we've had our own afternoon of high drama at Anfield.

    Liverpool nicked a point to move up to ninth, above their city rivals Everton, while Albion stay 13th.

    Time for me to say goodbye but if you, like me, can't wait to hear what Pulis and Klopp have got to say after that humdinger then head over here for all the post-match reaction.

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  2. Player reaction - Origi

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    Divock Origi looks proud as punch. Not surprising seeing as he's just bagged his first Premier League goal.

    "I just kept on working and I'm happy to score," says the Belgian in the Anfield tunnel. 

    "The coach said I had to do everything to bring something to team, I tried to go beyond defenders and shoot and I managed to get the goal.

    "It was a difficult game because West Brom are a physical side. But we showed mental strength and got a point."

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  4. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    The Anfield Kop shows its appreciation to their heroes for continuing to push for the equaliser which, on the balance of play, they comfortably deserved. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp responds by ordering his players into a line to hold hands and salute the end behind the goal. They're celebrating like they've won the FA Cup!

  5. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    Annnnnd breathe! All over at Anfield. What a game, what drama. Liverpool couldn't force a dramatic winner, Albion hang on for a point.

  6. Post update

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    "Have it!" is what Peter Kay would say to Jonas Olsson whacking the ball about 60 yards upfield from the edge of his penalty area. Time is almost up for Liverpool...

  7. Post update

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    "Attack, attack, attack!" shouts almost the whole of Anfield. Liverpool pressing, Albion hanging on...

  8. Post update

    Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    Time for a winner? Liverpool think so. Divock Origi races back to the centre circle with ball in hand and dumps it on the spot. The Baggies aren't rushing...

  9. GOAL - Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

    Divock Origi

    Equaliser!!! Anfield erupts as Divock Origi's speculative 25-yard shot is deflected off a Baggies defender and past a stranded Boaz Myhill.

    Gareth McAuley is the unlucky Albion man, while we must give credit to Origi for refusing to stay down when he was fouled before getting up to shoot.

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    That Tony Pulis is a wily old fox. The Baggies boss eats up some seconds by bringing Rickie Lambert on against his former club. Salomon Rondon - after an energy-sapping shift up front on his lonesome - is given a well-deserved break.

  11. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Was this the moment? Roberto Firmino whips in a teasing cross from close to the left corner flag towards the far post. The menacing figure of Martin Skrtel is lurking but the shaven-headed Slovakian cannot guide the ball inside the near post. On we go...

  12. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Liverpool are all huff and all puff. But they can't blow the West Brom house down.

  13. INJURY TIME

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Right...here's the moment of truth. All eyes on the fourth official as he reveals how many minutes of stoppage time. There will be EIGHT additional minutes (after Dejan Lovren's injury) for Liverpool to nick at least a point.

    Eight minutes added
  14. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Another minute, another Liverpool effort. Substitute Jordon Ibe wriggles into space on the edge of the Baggies box, firing wide of the right-hand post.

  15. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    More Liverpool groans. For the umpteenth time, a home shot goes straight at Boaz Myhill in the Albion goal. Jordan Henderson is the culprit. Time ticking...

  16. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Game, set and match Baggies? Almost. Salomon Rondon has not had much company up top for the visitors, but suddenly sees a couple of striped shirts appear to set up a golden opportunity. But the Venezuelan drags a low shot wide. Nervy few minutes ahead... 

    Salomon Rondon
  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Last throw of the dice for Liverpool. Brazil attacker Roberto Firmino enters the action, Adam Lallana's goose is cooked.

  18. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    More groans from the frustrated home fans. Plenty of Liverpool possession in the Baggies half but they can't find that penetrative pass. A lofted ball into the Albion box is gathered by Albion keeper Boaz Myhill. Time running out...

  19. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    All Liverpool now. As it has been for most of the match to be fair. Don't expect much Albion attacking.

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  21. Chance!

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    What a chance. Adam Lallana finds himself clean through from Christian Benteke's pass, steadies himself and tries to bend into the corner from a tight angle. But Boaz Myhill rushes out of the Albion goal to block with his legs.

  22. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Generous applause for Dejan Lovren as he is taken off on a stretcher, Craig Gardner going over to apologise. No booking for the Baggies midfielder - much to the disgust of the home fans. Divock Origi comes on for Lovren as the Reds go for broke.

  23. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Blood is pouring out Dejan Lovren's knee. The game is paused for a couple of minutes as the Liverpool defender is treated by several medics.

  24. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Oh no. This does not look good for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. The Croatian competes for a 50-50 with Craig Gardner - and comes off second best. Gardner takes the ball but also catches Lovren's knee with his studs on the follow through.

    Dejan Lovren injured
  25. Post update

    Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Easy peasy. Jonas Olsson (3) was allowed too much space to meet Chris Brunt's corner and the Baggies are ahead. Liverpool! You were warned before the game about Albion's height and aerial threat by Jurgen Klopp. But it has not been heeded.

    Liverpool
  26. GOAL - Liverpool 1-2 West Brom

    Jonas Olsson

    This time West Brom are not denied a second goal! And again it is Jonas Olsson. The long-haired Swede's height has been a constant menace to the Reds backline and he is allowed to climb highest to nod in Chris Brunt's corner.

    Jonas Olsson puts West Brom ahead at Anfield
  27. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Jurgen Klopp has a roll of the tactical dice - and he throws a pair of threes. That's because his number 33 Jordon Ibe is the man summoned, with Philippe Coutinho - still recovering from recent injury - hooked. Can he provide some spark? First he needs to help defend a corner....

  28. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Poor old Simon Mignolet. He's having a tough day at the office. Groans go up from the home fans as the Belgian opts to punch clear James McClean's left-wing cross rather than catch it. Bit harsh are those jeers I'd say.

  29. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Good spell of football from Albion. The Baggies string together 15 or so passes, but once the ball goes up to Salomon Rondon, he has little support and the move breaks down.

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  31. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Happy with what you've got Baggies fans? Or time for a change to something more adventurous?

    Your team are still under the cosh, but coping reasonably well.

    liverpool
  32. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Panic over. Gareth McAuley gingerly limps to the touchline, has a dose of the magic sponge, then races back on to the pitch. West Brom back to their full complement.

  33. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Gareth McAuley might as well have just made a 'T' gesture with his hands to the referee. He needs a time out. Not sure exactly what has happened to the Baggies defender, but he looks like he is in pain. Tony Pulis is also wearing a painful expression - he doesn't want to bring the big centre-half off.

  34. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    These Liverpool chances are arriving quicker than Transpennine Express trains at Lime Street station. Christian Benteke is latest culprit, scooping a half volley wide under pressure from the Baggies defence.

    Christian Benteke, Liverpool
  35. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Shot number 16 of the afternoon for Liverpool. Again, Albion keeper Boaz Myhill squints into the sky to watch the ball whizz over his head. Jordan Henderson curses himself for missing the target.

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    Alex McDonald: Liverpool should have kept Pepe Reina he was a much better keeper.     

    Mark, Wigan: Let's not get carried away about Mignolet. David de Gea threw it in his own net yesterday and he's considered a worldy!

    Ben, Southampton: Forget Liverpool for a sec, I'm sure West brom have come back from 1-0 in at least their three previous games? 

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  37. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    West Brom have - as Jurgen Klopp correctly predicted - caused heaps of bother for Liverpool at set pieces. Now it is the turn of Liverpool's big men to wreak some havoc. Dejan Lovren climbs highest to reach James Milner's cross - from an almost identical position to Albion's first-half injury-time 'goal' - but can't keep his header down.

  38. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    As Alex Shillingford rightly points out below, West Brom are pretty toothless up front. And, as our graphic shows, the reason is that Salomon Rondon (number 33) is as isolated as a remote Pacific island.

    West Brom
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    Alex Shillingford: Albion are playing quite well, a little bit short up front though, if we fancy getting the three points Pulis might stick on Lambert or Berahino. However, it is Pulis...

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  40. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Thankfully for those Liverpool fans of a nervous disposition, the ball is deep in West Brom water. A right-wing cross is a touch high for Christian Benteke, before James Milner drags a shot from outside the area wide.

  41. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    A few groans from the home fans as Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet - who made a ricket for the Baggies goal remember - dallies with a backpass. As MOTD commentator Alistair Mann rightly points out, there's a sense of unease around Anfield when the ball goes back to the Belgian.

    Simon Mignolet
  42. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    I've not had the pleasure of seeing Tony Pulis's face since the restart. But I wish I had. I'd imagine the expression 'bulldog chewing a wasp' would apply. Even start to the second half.

  43. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Team talks done, water taken on board. Time to roll again. Liverpool restart the action.

  44. Elsewhere in the Premier League

    Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle

    Things have livened up at White Hart Lane...a little bit. Spurs know they can go fourth with a win and, thanks to Eric Dier's header, they're looking good value for that. Follow that game here.

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    I totally agree with both of these sentiments. Tony Pulis, I'd imagine, may provide an alternative view at full-time...

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    Ian, Liverpool: This why Liverpool need a more confident goal keeper - Simon Mignolet is doing exactly what he did this time last year - he needs to be dropped for Bogdan - at least he is more commanding of his penalty area.  

  47. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Liverpool v West Brom

    Going into the break behind would have been harsh on Liverpool. Not only was Albion's 'goal' offside, the Reds have hogged possession, dominated territory and battered the visitors in terms of shots. Liverpool 13 West Brom 2 in the attempts-on-goal column.

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  49. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in that Anfield tunnel right now. One suspects Tony Pulis may be pacing about outside the referee's room. Mr Pawson won't be enjoying a relaxing cup of tea at the break...

  50. HALF-TIME

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    West Brom players surround the officials as they leave the Anfield pitch for half-time. That drama has certainly provided a buzz around the stadium. Replays suggest that the linesman made the right call...eventually...but West Brom's anger will stem from the fact he appeared to have his mind changed by referee Craig Pawson. Pawson can't have had a better view than his assistant - surely?!

    West Brom disallowed goal
  51. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Extraordinary scenes!! West Brom think they have taken the lead as Jonas Olsson pokes in Craig Gardner's free-kick. They celebrate for the best part of a minute...then wait! The linesman now has his flag raised for offside. Astonishing. Tony Pulis is going loco on the touchline...

  52. PENALTY APPEAL

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    "Referee?!?!?" shout one half of the Anfield Road stand. Ref Craig Pawson doesn't reckon Gareth McAuley handles Benteke's cross though. Carry on...

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    Alex, Loughborough: Getting fed up of reading 'Mignolet error' this season.  

    Mark, Kingswear: We have to make Jack Butland a priority. Just give Stoke what they want for him and get him in quick. You can't have a keeper like Mignolet, you just can't.

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  54. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke are having a personal battle to see who can crash the most shots at goal in this match - they have had four each. The Brazilian tries his luck again from outside the box (the green arrow furthest right) but Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill comfortably gathers.

    Liverpool
  55. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    As I told you a few moments ago, West Brom's goal was a right old mess (from a Liverpool point of view particularly). And here's the proof in graphical form. That cluster of numbers in the goal replay show that almost everyone on the pitch tried to have a swing at the ball before Craig Dawson (you can just see his number 25 peeking out)  blasted in.

    Goal
  56. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    All gone a bit quiet at Anfield. Philippe Coutinho shoots low from a central position, before Liverpool team-mate Christian Benteke swivels to fire wide. Some Reds fans scurry downstairs for a balti pie and warm cuppa.

  57. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    While we've been fortunate to enjoy two goals here at Anfield, they've not been so fortunate at White Hart Lane. Still goalless between Tottenham and Newcastle. And I'm reliably informed that the most exciting action is the referee falling over. If you want to stick your nose in to that game then head here.

  58. Post update

    Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Someone have a word! Simon Mignolet is having a meltdown. Heart in the mouth stuff from the Liverpool keeper as he wanders out to the right touchline before dribbling around Baggies winger James McClean with the grace of a lumbering rhino. Luckily for him, he manages to escape and hack clear. Nervy...

    Simon Mignolet of Liverpool
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  60. GOAL - Liverpool 1-1 West Brom

    Craig Dawson

    Oh no. Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet won't be watching Match of the Day 2 tonight - he's had a 'mare'. The Belgian goes walkabout at the West Brom corner, fails to punch clear, allowing Baggies defender Craig Dawson to smash in. Scruffy but effective for the West Brom. Game on!

    Craig Dawson scores for West Brom
  61. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

    Promising signs for West Brom. They build a bit of pressure and win a corner...

  62. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

    Liverpool are trying to press home this advantage know. Philippe Coutinho, who has provided that spark that Liverpool often miss when he's not playing, fires straight at Boaz Myhill. Easy stuff.

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  64. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom's marking might have been slacker than your work-shy colleague, but let's not do Liverpool a disservice here. The Reds strung together 17 passes before Henderson finished off the move.

    Liverpool
  65. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis turned away in disgust after that Liverpool goal. Disgust at how easily Henderson was able to stroll into the danger area. Someone is going to get a rollicking at half-time. Ironically the goal came just after the Baggies best spell.

  66. GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 West Brom

    Jordan Henderson

    Guess who's back! Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson marks his first Premier League start since August with a goal. Henderson ghosts into the Baggies box with a late run, sweeping in Adam Lallana's cushioned header.

    Jordan Henderson scores for Liverpool
    Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring against West Brom
  67. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    There have not been many positives for Tony Pulis to shout about - until now. Craig Gardner races on to Darren Fletcher's cheeky backheel to whip in a cross that deflects off a Liverpool shirt. Luckily Simon Mignolet is alert enough to stop the ball creeping in.

    Jurgen Klopp and Tony Puils
  68. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Another half-chance for Liverpool. Spanish speedster Alberto Moreno flies down the left flank, whipping in a ball towards Christian Benteke. The big man climbs highest but even his lanky frame is not tall enough to direct the header goalwards.

  69. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Here's the proof that Liverpool are dominating the early action. As if you didn't believe me...

    Liverpool
  70. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Liverpool have flown out of the traps. Christian Benteke has his pocket picked by Craig Gardner, before West Brom are forced on to the back foot again. This time Jonas Olsson's header only goes as far as Philippe Coutinho, who smashes over the bar from 18 yards. The Brazilian grimaces. He knows he should have hit the target.

  71. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Nathaniel Clyne is steaming up and down that right flank like a Victorian locomotive engine. The Liverpool full-back's eyes light up as a loose ball breaks to him about 25 yards and, urged to 'shooooot' by the home fans, does exactly that. He scuffs his effort, forcing Jonas Olsson to hack out for a corner.

  72. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Jurgen Klopp

    And they haven't added to that inside the opening eight minutes. Nathaniel Clyne tricks his way past the tracking James McClean, then again for good measure, but can't pick out a red shirt.

  73. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Liverpool edging early possession, but a couple of hopeful balls towards Christian Benteke are easily dealt with by the Albion backline. Benteke, a former Aston Villa employee remember, is roundly booed by the Baggies fans whenever his touches the ball. They don't forget these football fans...

  74. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Earlier we speculated about where exactly West Brom would be deploying their personnel. It appears Jonny Evans is playing in a holding role, with Chris Brunt at left-back. The Northern Irishman - Brunt not Evans - is given an early wake-up call, needing to track the run forward of Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

    Emre Can in action with West Brom's Salomon Rondon
  75. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    The opening has been quieter than a hungry door mouse nuzzling on a tasty block of cheese. Both teams battling for early supremacy. No early dominance. 

  76. KICK-OFF

    Liverpool 0-0 West Brom

    Game on! Liverpool get the match under way.

    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, by the way, has handily left his baseball cap at home. Just so we can differentiate between him and Tony Pulis as they prowl the touchline.

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
  77. LINE-UPS

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Benteke, Coutinho. Subs: Toure, Firmino, Lucas, Allen, Origi, Ibe, Bogdan. 

    West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Evans, Gardner, Fletcher, Morrison, McClean, Rondon. Subs: Chester, Anichebe, Lambert, Berahino, McManaman, Lindegaard, Gnabry. 

    Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire) 

  78. Post update

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT

    Almost everyone inside the Kop are waving scarves above they heads as their sing along to their traditional 'You'll Never Walk Alone' curtain raiser. Jurgen Klopp greets Tony Pulis with a toothy grin as the pair have a quick chinwag. Quick reminder of the teams before kick-off...

    Liverpool fans inside Anfield
  79. Reds standing among giants

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    West Brom are well-known for their physical stature - and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp knows his team will have to us their heads (literally) this afternoon.

    "They are a physically strong team, a lot of tall players, they like set plays, they like fighting for second balls," says the German.

    "They don't too much build-up play, so it's intensive. They defend pretty deep, pretty hard."

    But how will the Reds cope with the Baggies' aerial threat? "We should sit on each other's shoulders, try to get a little bit taller, things like this," joked Klopp.  At least we think he was joking....

  80. Guess who's back?

    Liverpool v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    "What you want to do to Lambert is stick your right hand under his armpit, then wrap your left arm around his waist. He won't get near the ball."

    Steven Gerrard, who is back training with the Reds during the MLS close season, tells Jurgen Klopp how to deal with Rickie Lambert. Possibly.

  81. Countdown to kick-off

    Liverpool v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Anfield is almost full with hooded, thermalled and scarfed Reds and Baggies fans. Both teams are limbering up in the tunnel - as are the players at White Hart Lane. If Tottenham v Newcastle is more your cup of tea then you can follow Alistair Magowan's wise words here. But if you do wander off then make sure you come back here. Please.

  82. Welcome back Ricky

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Rickie Lambert didn't make much of an impression at Anfield - and certainly not on the person who types out the teamsheet...

  83. Christmas music update

    Liverpool v West Brom

    Yes Liverpool! This is more like it. The fella in charge of the CD player has plumped for hometown hero Paul McCartney next on his Christmas playlist.

    A couple of German-looking blokes wearing Borussia Dortmund shirts bop along in the Kop. And with West Brom, Watford, Leicester and Sunderland awaiting over the festive period, Reds fans will be hopeful of having a simply wonderful Christmas time.

  84. The spoils to be shared?

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 BST)

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think Tony Pulis has done an excellent job at West Brom. You know what he’s about. The danger is people get bored with West Brom being 13th. 

    "There will be no issues of them staying in the league under Pulis. If he had Saido Berahino at the top of his game, where would they be? I think this game will be a draw."

  85. Pulis explains Yacob absence

    Liverpool v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob was due to return from suspension for the Baggies today. Boss Tony Pulis explains the sad reason why he is missing...

  86. View from the commentary box

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Alistair Mann

    MOTD commentator at Anfield

    "Prior to last week's unexpected defeat at Newcastle a number of experts had begun tipping Liverpool as an outside candidate for the title.

    "While one bad day at the office doesn't mean the momentum has been lost, it does mean that victory over West Brom this weekend is significant in order to maintain it.

    "That said, Tony Pulis has typically constructed a solidity within his side, particularly away from home, which suggests the hosts will have to work hard for the points."

  87. Anfield feeling festive

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    In other news, the Anfield sound system is pumping out a truly awful version of 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'. Come on, sort it out! We all know The Supremes version is the best...

    I think Jurgen Klopp agrees. The German doesn't look very happy as he surveys the scene from the Anfield centre circle. It's definitely the music which he is grimacing at, not the pouring rain.

  88. Post update

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    I've got a confession to make. I'm not exactly sure whether West Brom will line up with Jonny Evans in a holding role as our graphic below indicates. West Brom's team news tweet appears to suggest he will start at left-back, but Evans did sit in front of the back four in last weekend's 1-1 draw against Tottenham. We will find out soon enough.

  89. West Brom team news

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Liverpool v West Brom

    Not much for Tony Pulis to ponder this week. The West Brom boss has been forced into one change with Stephane Sessegnon ruled out with a hamstring injury. The Benin midfielder is replaced by Craig Gardner. Former Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has to settle for a place next to Pulis in the dugout.

    Argentine midfielder Claudio Yacob was due to return after serving a one-game ban, but has been ruled out with personal issues.

  90. Liverpool team news

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Liverpool v West Brom

    The big guns are back for Liverpool. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp restores Philippe Coutinho, Christian Benteke, Martin Skrtel and Alberto Moreno to his starting XI following Thursday's 0-0 draw at Sion in the Europa League.

    Skipper Jordan Henderson makse his first Premier League start since 17 August.

  91. Post update

    Liverpool v West Brom (16:00 GMT)

    Hello! Little separates Jurgen Klopp and Tony Pulis in sartorial style (especially to those, like me, who have to squint at the telly), and little separates them in the Premier League table.

    Klopp's Liverpool are 10th after the positivity created under the German crashed to a halt - temporarily at least - with last Sunday's defeat at Newcastle.

    Pulis' West Brom are three places, and four points, behind the Reds. Will the Baggies be 'boing boing-ing' within touching distance of their opponents after today's clash?

  92. Post update

    Liverpool v West Brom

    Baseball cap? Check. Glasses? Yep. Tracksuit? Sure. Outstretched-arms gesture? It's there.

    Tony Pulis is only a slightly-greying beard away from being Jurgen Klopp's doppelganger. Oh, and a contrasting footballing philosophy....

  93. Post update

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