Rodgers looking to “difficult” Baggies game


    Kop manager Brendan Rodgers is expecting a tough game when West Brom visit Anfield on Saturday.

    rodclarFormer Anfield assistant manager Steve Clarke will bring his side in twelfth place – but they have already gathered some impressive points after a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford and a point against table toppers Arsenal last week.

    And Rodgers knows that they will present a tough proposition – and he knows first hand after 3-0 and 2-0 defeats to the Midlands club last season.

    “It’s a difficult game for us.

    “West Brom have shown already this season they are a good side. They’ve been to Old Trafford and won, so they’re a dangerous team and we know from our experience last year that they are a threat.

    “We also know our home games are vital for us and that in the main, apart from one game [against Southampton], we’ve been excellent at home.

    “Even though the difficulty of the game is high, we need to ensure that we get the three points.

    “They’ve got some really good players. They have brought players into the club who are quality. Stephane Sessegnon is quality. The back four have been there for a while and they are solid.

    “Their centre-halves have been in the league now for a few years and they work well together, their full-backs know how to defend and when to get forward. Their two central midfield players are strong and aggressive and can play simple and pass the ball.

    “And obviously they have players in the attacking areas that can hurt you as well. So we know it’s a difficult game, but it’s no different to the rest of the games.

    “At this level, whether it’s home or away, it’s a really difficult game and you’ve just got to find the solutions to get the points and perform well.”

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