The Welshman makes his first appearance for the Reds as they meet the Baggies at the Hawthorns but defender Jose Enrique misses out with a knockJoe Allen has been handed his Liverpool debut ahead of Saturday's Premier League opening clash with West Bromwich Albion.
The Welshman signed for the Reds last Friday but missed out on making an appearance in the weekend friendly win over Bayer Leverkusen due to a paperwork issue.
He is joined in the line-up by Premier League debutant Fabio Borini but manager Brendan Rodgers has been forced to shuffle his defence with Martin Kelly replacing the injured Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson moving over to left-back.
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Steve Clarke's first line-up as manager has thrown up some surprises, with club captain Christ Brunt benched and Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku missing out.
However, a strikeforce of Zoltan Gera, Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie hints at an attacking approach from the former Liverpool No.2.
West Brom starting XI: Foster; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Morrison; Gera, Long, Odemwingie.
Subs: Myhill, Jara, Dawson, Brunt, El Ghanassy, Fortune, Lukaku.
Liverpool starting XI: Reina; Kelly, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson; Lucas, Allen, Gerrard; Downing, Borini, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Carragher, Adam, Henderson, Shelvey, Cole, Carroll.