Long, whose side are four points behind the Reds in the Premier League, admits that he is aiming for a starting role as the club go in search of a place in the top half of the table.
"I've had to be patient over the last few weeks," he said. "We've been getting some good results so the team hasn't changed.
"Our aim all season was to finish in the top 10. With four games to go, we have put ourselves in a great position to do that.
"It all starts at Anfield. That's the first three of the 12 points we have left."
The Baggies can move to within a point of Liverpool with a win this weekend.