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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 victories against Liverpool have come on home soil, in addition to five draws.

Pulis鈥?record since taking over at the Baggies is slightly more encouraging from the Reds鈥?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.

Liverpool - who are unbeaten in their last six league games - will be particularly wary of West Brom鈥檚 strength in the air, a trademark of all of Pulis鈥?teams.

Gareth McAuley turns to celebrate scoring for West Bromwich Albion against Liverpool at Anfield (Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Brom have scored 17 of their 39 Premier League goals this season from set-pieces.

And six of the 16 goals that Liverpool have conceded to Pulis鈥?teams across 17 matches in all competitions have come from corners, including Gareth McAuley鈥檚 consolation in the last meeting.

Towering defensive duo McAuley and Craig Dawson will be the two main men to watch at dead-ball situations, the pair having scored a combined eight goals from set-pieces this season.