Jan Molby states prediction for Liverpool v West Brom
The former Liverpool midfielder is confident Jurgen Klopp's side can return to winning ways on Saturday
Jan Molby is backing Liverpool to blow away West Brom at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Reds were held to a goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night as Jose Mourinho’s conservative tactics managed to nullify the Liverpool attack.
The Merseyside outfit have already beaten Leicester City 4-1 at the King Power Stadium this season before a 5-1 victory over 10-man Hull City.
Klopp’s side have also beaten Arsenal, Chelsea and Swansea City on the road in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Former Liverpool midfielder Molby is confident that Klopp’s side will avoid any slip-ups against Tony Pulis’ West Brom side and secure three points.
“The good thing about the game against WBA on Saturday is that you’ve seen enough this season to think that Liverpool are capable of blowing them away,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.
“Okay, we start all over again and they’ll be well organised and a massive threat at set-pieces as we know from last year when they put five or six men in the six yard box. They’ve improved with Rondon and Nacer Chadli, they’re a better team but if we get our play going we’ll win the game.”
Molby added: “If there’s one thing Tony Pulis knows how to do it’s make it so, so difficult for the opposition. It’s not to everyone’s taste but he’s made a name for himself being good at that.
“It would be a massive effort for WBA to get a point and I just hope Monday hasn’t put any doubts in the players’ minds, they can start the game freely and eventually get their rewards.
“But nothing is easy, nothing is given to you – you’ve got to earn it.”
Liverpool are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of leaders Manchester City after eight top-flight games so far.
The Reds finished in eighth place in Klopp’s first season in charge of the 18-time English champions following his appointment in October 2015.
The Merseyside club have never won the Premier League title.