As Liverpool continue their charge towards a top-four finish, they have a chance at getting within a point of the promised land, should they win at the Hawthorns. West Bromwich Albion have already been relegated, but they can still come out with their heads high should they defeat last year’s champions.
WBA come into the game in a bad run of form, having drawn two and lost two in their last five. They currently sit in 19th, with 26 points from 35 games, which means next season they’ll be plying their trade in the Sky Bet Championship. Head coach Sam Allardyce didn’t succeed in his goal of steering the club out of relegation, but don’t bet against him in a match against experienced opposition - he’s been known to cause an upset or two. With their season goals shattered, WBA will come out with nothing to lose or gain, so expect them to put on a performance in the last two games as a Premier League club.
Liverpool on the other hand have managed to revive themselves, and are in a great run of form, having won three and drawn two in their last five. The Reds are on course for a top-four finish, currently sitting in 5th with 60 points from 35 games, and have a chance to move within a point from 4th placed Chelsea with two games to play. Manager Jurgen Klopp will hope his troops can win their remaining three games, and conduct one of the most impressive heists in Premier League history - and usurp Leicester or Chelsea’s dream of finishing in the top four.
Liverpool have been bruised and battered for most of this season, with key players missing the game, with van Dijk, Davis, Gomez, Henderson, Jota, and Matip, all out of the clash, while Kabak, Keita, and Milner, are all doubts, pending a medical. The Baggies will be without Ivanovic and Snodgrass for this match.