Few Liverpool players have maintained as high standards as Jamie Carragher over a lean couple of decades at the club, but while his retirement at the end of the season will be much lamented, the club's manager, Brendan Rodgers, feels that Martin Kelly, another homegrown defender, can go some way to filling the void. Kelly, 22, has signed a new, long-term contract. Rodgers said: "Martin has shown a commitment to our vision here. He was exceptionally good in the games he played earlier in the season." West Brom travel eager to arrest a poor run of form and desperate to create headlines that do not revolve around Peter Odemwingie. James Callow

Venue Anfield, Monday 8pm

Tickets Sold out

Last season Liverpool 0 West Brom 1

Referee Jonathan Moss

This season's matches 13 Y38, R1, 3.00 cards per game

Odds Liverpool 2-5 West Bromwich 9-1 Draw 4-1


Subs from Gulacsi, Jones, Wisdom, Coates, Skrtel, Robinson, Allen, Sterling, Shelvey, Suso, Borini, Coutinho, Assaidi

Doubtful None

Injured Kelly (knee, Mar), Flanagan (knee, Apr)

Suspended None

Form guide DDWLWW

Disciplinary record Y37 R2

Leading scorer Suárez 17

West Bromwich A

Subs from Myhill, Daniels, Rosenberg, Long, Tamas, Fortuné, Thomas, Odemwingie, Nabi

Doubtful None

Injured Gera (knee, Aug), Thorne (knee, Aug)

Suspended Popov (first of three)

Form guide LLDLLL

Disciplinary record Y41 R2

Leading scorer Lukaku 9

Match pointers

• Liverpool have kept five clean sheets in their past six league games at Anfield including the last three in a row

• West Brom have kept one clean sheet in 29 league away games but that was in their 1-0 win at Anfield last April

• Steven Gerrard has equalled his highest assist total in a single Premier League season (nine)

• Liverpool have won one of their past 10 league games where the opposition has scored (W1 D5 L4)

• Jonas Olsson has made the most defensive clearances this term with 68

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