By Nick Ware

24th Dec, 2020 | 6:58am

Nigel Quashie sends Twitter message to West Brom players ahead of tough trip to Liverpool

West Brom face a tough assignment on Sunday as they travel to league leaders Liverpool, and former Baggie Nigel Quashie has issued a rallying cry to the team.

With 24 points separating the sides, achieving a positive result looks to be a difficult challenge for Sam Allardyce’s team, but some West Brom fans, including Quashie, have taken to Twitter to post their support, hoping they will at least mount a spirited performance.

Quashie, who appeared 21 times for the club between 2005-07, took to his personal Twitter account to say: “Just put in a shift and a performance, guys!”

Quashie’s brief stay at West Brom included a relegation before he moved on to West Ham, and the current crop of players will need to start picking up points quickly to avoid a similar stain on their CV.

Elite upsetters?

While the Liverpool game looks an uphill task for West Brom, they can take inspiration from their previous results and performances against other Premier League giants this season.

Five points from safety and with a solitary Premier League victory to their name, against rock-bottom Sheffield United, it hasn’t been an easy start to the season for the Baggies, who have just seven points to their name.

However, two of those points came against Chelsea (3-3) and Manchester City (1-1), as they showed they can dig in when needed.

Against Chelsea, they even went three goals up before the visitors staged a thrilling second-half comeback.

These two results should give the team some optimism as they head to Anfield to face the early pacesetters.

In fact, Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against fellow promoted side Fulham on December 13, so the task is not an insurmountable one.

Curiously, Liverpool have not lost a Premier League game at Anfield since April 23, 2017, against Crystal Palace – a team managed by none other than Sam Allardyce.

West Brom fans will hope Big Sam can produce a repeat of that victory as they aim to lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

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