Boss wants rapid Baggies response

Last Updated: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:36
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Steve Clarke has urged his West Brom side to put on a "big performance" against Crystal Palace after their 4-1 mauling at Liverpool.

The Baggies boss was disappointed after their impressive five-match unbeaten run, which included a win at Manchester United and a home draw with league leaders Arsenal, came to a shuddering halt at Anfield on Saturday.

Luis Suarez's hat-trick and a Daniel Sturridge strike was the difference on the day, while James Morrison grabbed a consolation for the Baggies from the penalty spot during the second half.

And Clarke is looking for the players to respond with a good home performance against an Eagles side that has lost eight of their nine Premier League games this season and sit at the foot of the table.

"Liverpool were the better team and we'll take our medicine," said Clarke on the club's website.

"But as I said to the lads after the game, good teams normally bounce back with a good performance and three points - and that's what we aim to do.

"We've got good experience in the group and I expect a good response and big performance in what is a big game for us this weekend."

He added: "We've got Palace at home in the middle of a difficult little run, because after that we have to go to Stamford Bridge, which is never easy.

"We have to make sure we're right on Saturday. Mentally, I think the players will be fine."

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