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Strongest Liverpool Lineup To Face Baggies – Super Mario Out, Lambert In

After a weary, frustrating visit to Switzerland in the Champions League, Liverpool face West Bromwich Albion this weekend in the Premier League. Rodgers’ Reds look to resurrect a faltering campaign against Alan Irvine’s Baggies.

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Here is a look at how Liverpool might line-up :-

Formation : 4-4-2 (Diamond)

Simon Mignolet

The Belgian shot-stopper had a comparatively better outing against Swiss champions FC Basel in the mid-week Champions League fixture. Unfortunate to concede a goal from yet another set-piece, Mignolet still divides opinion among the Anfield faithful.

Javier Manquillo

The young Spanish full-back has been ever-present in the Reds side for the past 3 weeks. Getting better with every passing game, Manquillo is defensively very sound but his attacking output still leaves Liverpool fans expecting a lot more of him.

Martin Skrtel

At fault for the solitary goal that Liverpool conceded against Basel, the big Slovakian will look to make amends against West Bromwich Albion.

DejanLovren

Establishing a better partnership with Skrtel with each passing game, Lovren will look to add another clean sheet to the one the Reds earned at Spurs.

Alberto Moreno

The pacey left-back was left out of the line-up as Brendan Rodgers opted for Jose Enrique in defence against Basel. Enrique quite visibly short of match-fitness and sharpness, Rodgers’ wouldn’t have a particularly hard choice to make as Moreno has been impressive every time he takes the field.

Lucas Leiva

The Brazilian will be expected to come into the side to replace Steven Gerrard as Rodgers will look to give his skipper a breather after consecutive games. A very tactically sound defensive midfielder, Lucas will try to provide the much needed cover that the Reds have been lacking.

Jordan Henderson

If Jordan Henderson looks knackered, then Liverpool surely haven’t played well. After a deflating defeat at the hands of Basel, Henderson will look to get the derailing Reds’ season back on track in what could be his first game as Reds skipper.

Adam Lallana

The two-footed English playmaker has looked like Liverpool’s best player in the past few games. Full of invention and work-rate, Lallana is the kind of player that every football fan loves to watch.

Phillipe Coutinho

The game against Basel was a clear indication that young Raheem Sterling needs a break. Just like the latter part of last season, Rodgers would be expected to replace Sterling with Coutinho who still looks far from his best.

Raheem Sterling

The English international would like to continue his good form against the baggies. He is expected to make his trade-mark jinking runs to trouble the opponent defenders.

Rickie Lambert

Regular playing time has been hard to come by for the boyhood Liverpool fan. With Balotelli struggling to find the net and Sturridge still far from full fitness, Lambert will have to step up and prove himself to the Anfield faithful.

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