Do Liverpool really struggle against Tony Pulis teams?

The Reds travel to face an old adversary at West Brom on Sunday but how much success has he really had?

ByCharlie Malam
  • 05:00, 13 APR 2017

Tony Pulis is often viewed as a bogey manager for Liverpool – and sadly the statistics certainly seem to support that view as the Reds gear up to take on his West Bromwich Albion side this weekend.

Liverpool go looking for their first ever away win in the Premier League against a Pulis managed-team on Sunday when they travel to the Hawthorns, a venue where they have not won since 2011.

Jurgen Klopp’s men won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Anfield in October for a first league victory over Pulis in nine attempts across five years.

The Welshman’s well-drilled defensive sides have often left Liverpool frustrated over the years, Pulis playing out nine draws against Liverpool since a first meeting in 2008.

Liverpool’s record away from home against former Stoke City and Crystal Palace boss Pulis is particularly poor, winning just one of nine – that coming in 2011 in the League Cup.

All of the 59-year-old manager’s victories against Liverpool have come on home soil, in addition to five draws.

Pulis’ record since taking over at the Baggies is slightly more encouraging from the Reds’ perspective though. He has failed to beat Liverpool in four attempts since his switch to the Black Country, albeit three of those games ended in a stalemate.

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