Liverpool have won all five previous Premier League meetings with West Brom at Anfield without conceding a goal.
Albion’s last victory at Anfield was exactly 45 years before the day of this fixture. They have since gone 24 league and cup visits without success (D6, L18).
West Brom’s only triumph in their last 21 league attempts against Liverpool came at The Hawthorns a year ago. They had previously gone 30 years without beating Liverpool.
It is 26 years since West Brom last scored a league goal against Liverpool from open play – current Fleetwood Town assistant manager Craig Madden scored in their 2-1 home defeat on 19 April 1986.
The Reds have only taken seven points from their last nine games. They could go three matches unbeaten for the first time in 2012.
They have dropped points in 11 of their 16 home matches in the Premier League.
Only the two Manchester clubs and Everton have conceded fewer goals than Liverpool (34) this season.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is one short of his 250th top-flight win as a manager, according to Infostrada.
Liverpool have not lost any of the last 10 matches that Andy Carroll has started – winning eight of them – and have not won the past eight without him in the side (D3, L5).
Steven Gerrard is one shy of 150 club career goals.
The Baggies have taken just a single point from their last four away matches.
They have earned more points from away matches (22) than at The Hawthorns (20) this season.
Albion are two points better off than at the equivalent stage last season
If Peter Odemwingie scores he will be the first West Brom player to reach 25 Premier League goals for the club.