Premier League team news: West Brom v Liverpool

Anelka will not feature against Liverpool on Sunday. Photo: PA

West Brom will be without striker Nicolas Anelka when they face his former club Liverpool on Sunday.

The French veteran has had around seven stitches in a knee injury suffered in Wednesday's derby defeat by Aston Villa and will consequently miss the visit of the Reds.

Fellow forward Stephane Sessegnon (groin) is head coach Pepe Mel's only other absentee.

Joe Allen is set to return to Liverpool's matchday squad for their Premier League clash with West Brom at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Allen has missed the last two games because of a hamstring problem, but manager Brendan Rodgers has said the midfielder will be back this weekend.

The Reds still have Daniel Agger, Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Lucas Leiva all unavailable due to injury.

West Brom squad: Foster, Myhill, Reid, Olsson, Popov, Ridgewell, Lugano, McAuley, Dawson, Jones, Yacob, Morrison, Sinclair, Brunt, Dorrans, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Gera, Anichebe, Vydra, Berahino.

Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Kelly, Skrtel, Toure, Flanagan, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge, Jones, Cissokho, Smith, Allen, Alberto, Moses, Ibe, Aspas.