Yacob: West Brom should not be afraid of teams like Liverpool

The Baggies midfielder has stated that his new club need to give other sides a run for their money this season, and should not shy away when facing teams with big reputations
West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob has stated that his side should not be afraid of teams with big reputations like Liverpool.

The 25-year-old made his debut in a 3-0 win over Brendan Rodgers' side, and says that they need to continue challenging the big sides and giving them a tough time.

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"It was a great challenge to play against Liverpool in my first game - especially as I hadn't played for three or four months in Argentina," Yacob told the Birmingham Mail.

"But I prepared well both in terms of my mental and physical preparation in the days and weeks leading up to the game and I was very pleased the result was a positive one.

"I was fully aware of the history, prestige and reputation of Liverpool. But we also need to take into account that West Brom have a very good history.

"We shouldn't be afraid of playing teams like Liverpool. As the season goes on, we should confront the challenge of playing against teams that have a good history and remember that we also have a place in the Premier League."

The Argentine midfielder also stated how happy he is to have joined the club, and says he is finding his feet in England.

He added: "It's fantastic and I feel I have settled in really well."