Mario Balotelli dropped for Liverpool vs West Brom

Rickie Lambert starts his first Premier League game for Liverpool, with Mario Balotelli dropped for the visit of West Brom to Anfield today.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli applauds the supporters as he is substituted against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Meanwhile, Alberto Moreno and Adam Lallana return to the side after they missed out in the 1-0 defeat at Basel on Wednesday night.

Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho support Lambert up front. There’s no Daniel Sturridge in the squad again.

It’s a rare 3pm Saturday kick off at Anfield – Liverpool’s first of 2014.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Lambert.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Johnson, Lucas, Markovic, Borini, Balotelli.

West Brom: Foster, Gamboa, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli, Dorrans, Morrison, Gardner, Brunt, Sessegnon, Berahino.

Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Mulumbu, Blanco, Yacob, Baird, Samaras.