West Brom v Liverpool: Confirmed XI's – Emre Can starts

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can

Liverpool take on West Brom at The Hawthorns stadium hoping to close the gap with fourth placed Manchester City to four points.

Brendan Rodgers side are currently seven points behind City but have a game in hand.

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Ben Foster is out for the Baggies due to his torn ACL and Youssouf Mulumbu is also out suspended against Liverpool.

The Reds will be without Daniel Sturridge who is still out injured.

Liverpool star Emre Can will start in a three-man defence alongside Skrtel and Lovren.

The Reds won the last game against West Brom in the league 2-1.

Liverpool have won a total of 68 wins to West Brom’s 38, while 39 matches have ended in a draw.

West Brom – Liverpool

Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Stadium: The Hawthorns

Referee: Roger East

West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt, Gardner, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, Berahino, Anichebe.

Manager: Tony Pulis

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Can, Ibe, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli

Subs: Jones, Toure, Manquillo, Lallana, Allen, Borini, Markovic

Manager: Brendan Rodgers