Match details

Premier League

The Hawthorns | Sat 18 Aug 2012 at 15:00

West Bromwich Albion 3 - 0 Liverpool

Opposition goals

Opposition substitutions


  • - Joe Allen makes his LFC debut
  • - Pepe Reina saved a penalty from Shane Long on 60'
  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.45
  • - Average age of the West Bromwich Albion starting lineup: 28.9
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 18
  • - West Bromwich Albion league position after match: 3
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Brendan Rodgers' first Premier League game as Liverpool boss. Despite the 3-0 scoreline, it is not the worst League debut for a man in the hotseat at Anfield. That belongs to none other than Bill Shankly who lost 4-0 to Cardiff in 1959!
    - Liverpool's heaviest opening day defeat in the top-flight since 1937.
    - Steven Gerrard's 250th game as skipper of Liverpool

Other details

Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Opposition manager: Steve Clarke
Referee: Dowd P
Attendance: 26,039
Half-time score: 1 - 0
Game number: 5314
League game number: 4297

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Various newspaper reports compiled by Graeme Riley