By Emma Sanders
Tony Pulis has claimed Liverpool are capable of winning the Premier League and expects a tough fixture for West Brom this weekend.
The Hawthorns boss also claimed the front five – presumably Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge – are “exceptional”.
Pulis gave his verdict on West Brom’s forthcoming opponents during a pre-match press conference on Friday.
As well as claiming Liverpool could win the league this season, he also had praise for Jurgen Klopp, Anfield and the Reds’ in-form attacking stars.
“We are playing LFC tomorrow and we know it’s going to be a really tough game. Their front five are exceptional,” said Pulis in the press conference, as quoted by the official West Brom Twitter account.
“If you look at LFC’s front five, they are all match-winners. They can do something off the cuff. They could win the title.
“Klopp is passionate and that is important in the game and important for LFC. They’ve got a good chance this year.
“I think the games that are coming up for us, those games are difficult but ones we should embrace. Anfield is wonderful.
The two sides go head-to-head for the first time this season and the last time they faced each other at Anfield, it was a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Klopp’s side were celebrating following the draw though as a 96th-minute winner from Divock Origi ensured the Reds were able to avoid defeat.
Liverpool will be hoping to pick up all three points this time around though as they look to build upon the impressive start they’ve made in this season’s Premier League.
The Reds are currently unbeaten in their last six games against the Baggies but four of those have been draws so Klopp will be hoping his side can break their visitors down.
Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw against Manchester United when Jose Mourinho’s side set-up to keep out Klopp’s attacking threat and many expect Pulis to do the same.
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