Team News: Steven Gerrard absent for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard
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A hamstring injury rules Steven Gerrard out of Liverpool's home fixture against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon.

Captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Liverpool's home encounter against West Bromwich Albion this afternoon with a hamstring injury.

As a result, Jordan Henderson will move into a central midfield role, while Maxi Rodriguez will start the match on the left wing.

Visiting West Brom will begin the fixture with Peter Odemwingie and Shane Long in attack.

Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Kuyt, Spearing, Henderson, Maxi; Suarez, Carroll

West Brom: Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Thomas; Odemwingie, Long

Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie
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