Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Match Preview

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Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion
Barclays Premier League
Sunday April 22; 16:00

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Pepe Reina will likely return in goal for Liverpool after completing his suspension for being sent off in the 2-0 defeat against Newcastle.

Jose Enrique could return to action having missed Liverpool’s FA Cup success against Everton last weekend .

For West Brom Marc-Antoine Fortune is a doubt with a hamstring injury while Jonas Olsson could return having injured himself in the warm up for West Brom’s win over QPR last weekend.

Dalglish has no regrets over Liverpool return

Kenny Dalglish insists he has no regrets over stepping to take over Liverpool following Roy Hodgson’s sacking from the club last year.

Hodgson was sacked after less than six months in the job at Anfield, with Dalglish stepping down from a role behind the scenes to take up the managerial post.

Since then Dalglish’s reputation has taken something of a battering following the controversy surrounding Luis Suarez’s ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra earlier this season, while under him the Reds have struggled badly in the Premier League.

However the Scot remains adamant that he has no regrets over returning for a second spell in charge of Liverpool, and insists that if he were sacked tomorrow, he would still look back on his time in charge fondly.

“I was asked to come back here and it was an honour and a privilege to do so,” he told the Mirror. “There was no hesitation in my decision, and if I was asked again tomorrow, I would do exactly the same thing.

“For me, the aim was to move the club forward and that is what we’re all trying to do to the best of our ability. But if the progress stops, then ­something else needs to be looked at.

“Where the line is going to be drawn, I don’t know. I am sure that everyone will have set different targets that they would see as being progress.

“But the most important people here are the people who own the football club, and the people who support the football club. I think they will be better judges than anyone else.

“I don’t know whether winning the Carling Cup and reaching the FA Cup Final means we have been successful.

“People have to judge for themselves and if they still want to batter me that’s also up to them.

He added: “It doesn’t matter what happens to Kenny Dalglish. All that matters is ­Liverpool Football Club. As long as this club doesn’t suffer, then that’s OK with me. I’ll just come into work every day, work as hard as I can and live up to my responsibilities – and we will see what happens from there.”

Liverpool will have the chance to end their league campaign on a high against West Brom a week after securing their second cup final of the season last weekend with victory against Everton.

Hodgson will return to his former club for the first time since his sacking this afternoon, hoping to guide the Baggies to victory at Anfield.

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