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18 Apr 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – West Brom vs Liverpool Preview

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When? Saturday 21th April, 12:30 (UK)

Where? The Hawthorns

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

West Brom & Liverpool - https://www.ticketbis.net/west-brom-v-liverpool-tickets/ev333639

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Brom W1, Liverpool W2, D2
Premier League meetings: West Brom W4, Liverpool W14, D5
All-time meetings: West Brom W39, Liverpool W68, D43

WEST BROM

Predicted line-up: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs; Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean; Rondon, Rodriguez

Unavailable: Barry (Injured), Morrison (Injured)

Doubtful: Chadli (Injured), Evans (Injured), Robson-Kanu (Injured)

LIVERPOOL

Predicted line-up: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Klavan, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Unavailable: Gomez (Injured), Lallana (Injured), Matip (Injured), Can (Injured)

Doubtful: Clyne (Injured), Lovren (Injured)

PREDICTION
West Brom went to Old Trafford with something of a free hit last weekend and it was one that they used to great effect as Jay Rodriguez’s goal was enough to not only earn the Baggies three vital points but also finally declare Manchester City this season’s Premier League champions.

Darren Moore’s first two matches as caretaker manager have seen him go unbeaten with the win over Manchester United coming a week after a home draw with Swansea. Those four points from six games have given the club the slightest chance of beating the drop.

To do so they are going to have to win all their last four league outings and hope the likes of Swansea and Crystal Palace don’t pick up anything between now and the end of the season. It may be a highly unlikely scenario but at the same time, no one gave them much of a hope of victory at Old Trafford last Sunday.

Life does not get any easier for the league’s basement side as they play host to Liverpool this weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s men are just two wins away from securing a second successive top four finish and they will look to secure one of those on Saturday.

They come here off the back of a routine win over Bournemouth last weekend. The Reds eased to a 3-0 win at Anfield with Mohamed Salah pulling the strings once more. However, with Roma and Champions League exploits on the horizon, there is a question as to whether he will be risked for this clash. Klopp rung the changes for the recent Merseyside derby and because of that, a similar approach will most likely be conducted this time around.

Liverpool should have enough to win even if they are well-rested for this meeting. That said, West Brom are playing with a certain freedom under Darren Moore, one they did not have under previous manager Alan Pardew. It could it be a case of too little, too late for the hosts though, with Liverpool favoured here.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 2012-13 season saw West Brom record an impressive early season victory over Liverpool at The Hawthorns. It was certainly an off day for the Reds as they were dealt a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Baggies.

Zoltan Gera opened the scoring just before the break while goals from Peter Odemwingie and Romelu Lukaku made sure of a memorable win for fans of the home side as Liverpool were sent packing.


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