MATCH PREVIEW: West Brom V Liverpool

Well, that's another season almost over for Liverpool and it's been a rather eventful one to say the least. With Brendan Rodgers losing his job after the Merseyside derby in October and quickly being replaced by Jurgen Klopp just a couple of weeks later, it's safe to say that the season has been a transitional one for the Reds. Klopp however has managed to steer his side to two finals and while results in the league haven't been perfect it's clear a bright future lies ahead for Kopites.

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Injuries

Amazingly, rumour has it that Danny Ings could be available on Sunday, it would be brilliant to see the forward back in action! There's more good news for the Reds also as both Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi have returned to fitness.

West Brom find themselves in a similarly strong position and have no fresh injuries. James Morrison has also returned after suffering a hamstring injury.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in December last year, the match at Anfield ended 2-2 after an equaliser in the 90th minute from Divock Origi.

Liverpool's last trip to The Hawthorns also ended in a draw, on that occasion neither side found the back of the net. In their last five trips to the Midlands, the Reds have only won on one occasion in the league against the Baggies.

Form

Liverpool are sitting in 8th, the best possible finish for the Reds would be 6th however that achievement would be reliant on several factors such as two other teams losing and goal difference swinging in their favour. Liverpool have lost just two out of their last ten games in the league.

West Brom are 15th in the table and their form has slipped dramatically in recent weeks, the Baggies have won just one game from their last ten in the Premier League.

Stat Sandwich


  • Christian Benteke has scored six goals as a sub in the league this season.
  • West Brom have had the lowest amount of shots on target in the league this season; 106.
  • Milner has created 11 assists in the league this season, the best effort of any English player.

Betting

I'm not sure I'll be betting on the match this weekend as I'm saving my money for the Europa League final haha, but if you fancy a flutter, deposit and spend £10 on one bet with Paddy Power and get £30 free to play with! Just click the image in the sidebar.

I reckon the Reds could play a fringe team who are up for the game and will score a few goals on Sunday so I'd be looking for big scorelines. 3-0 is down at 35/1 while 4-0 is 100/1 ... maybe I will put a quid on something haha!

In terms of goalscorers, it's difficult to guess who may start but looking at some of the defenders for set piece goals you can get Kolo Toure at 50/1 and Moreno at 25/1.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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