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Former Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp has admitted he was fearing the worst when a bomb blast hit Borussia Dortmund bus on Tuesday night.

“I don’t think what I say is too important. Everybody can imagine it was a difficult moment for me because I don’t know how often I was in the team hotel with Dortmund,” Klopp said.

“I know exactly the road. A lot of my friends were in the bus. I was on the way home from Melwood and Matt called me and told me something happened.

“I was really concerned, scared for them. In the first moment it was a bit of relief, then you hear the more information you get the more serious it got.

“I had contact with people but I didn’t want to bother them with my silly questions. I was waiting with the rest of the world. The lats thing I thought about was the game.”ertwrwewer

 

 

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Predicted West Brom Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Livermore, Fletcher; Phillips, Morrison, Brunt; Rondon

Liverpool will be without Henderson, Lallana, Mane, Ings and Ejaria.

Predicted Liverpool Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lucas; Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino

 

 

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Match Facts

  • The Reds are looking for their first Premier League victory at the Hawthorns since October 2011, where they picked up a 2-0 win under Kenny Dalglish (D3 L1 since).
  • Three of West Brom’s four goals against Liverpool under Tony Pulis have been scored by defenders (Craig Dawson, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley).
  • After keeping 10 clean sheets in their first 11 Premier League games against West Brom, Liverpool have since kept just one in 10 league meetings since then.
  • West Bromwich Albion have scored the most goals corners (14) and no side have scored more headed goals (14) than the Baggies this season in the Premier League.
  • WBA average the fewest successful passes per game in the Premier League this season (218); an average that is less than half of Liverpool’s (477 per game – the second best average).
  • The Baggies have averaged the lowest ball possession figure in the Premier League this season (36.5%) – a category they were also bottom of in 2015-16 (39.4%).
  • Philippe Coutinho has now scored in three successive Premier League appearances but he’s never netted in four appearances in a row in the competition.
  • Tony Pulis’s side have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League matches and have secured just four points in this run (W1 D1 L4).
  • Since Jurgen Klopp first took charge in October 2015, Liverpool’s Premier League matches have produced the most goals (203) and have seen the highest average of goals per game (3.3).

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