West Brom vs. Liverpool Match Analysis and Prediction

Prospects for a top-four finish remain alive for Liverpool as they travel to take on West Brom in the Premier League. The match schedules for Sunday at the Hawthorns, with kickoff at 6:30 pm.

West Brom faced the ax during their loss to Arsenal know next season, they begin life in the Championship. In contrast, Liverpool breathed new life into their top-four hopes following a thrilling 4-2 win over rivals Manchester United.

There was never a moment this season where the race for the top four heated up like at the moment. Jurgen Klopp conceded of life next season without the Champions League after a series of unimpressive performances.

Furthermore, a series of draws to Leeds United and Newcastle derailed their return to the top elite status. However, a triumphant 2-0 win over Southampton followed with a dramatic 4-2 win over Manchester United puts their top four prospects in light.

The Reds are currently fifth with a win this weekend, placing them one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea. However, they face stiff competition from West Ham United, who follow with two points behind.

On the other hand, specialist Sam Allardyce could not prevent what many expected of West Brom from getting relegated. Life under Slaven Bilic gave a big blow for the Baggies. However, Sam Allardyce holds an unbeaten record against the Reds.

West Brom vs Liverpool Head to Head

Both sides have 23 games against each other, with West Brom taking five wins while Liverpool with eleven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

  • Arsenal 3-1 West Brom
  • West Brom 1-1 Wolves
  • Aston Villa 2-2 West Brom
  • Leicester City 3-0 West Brom
  • West Brom 3-0 Southampton

Away

  • Man United 2-4 Liverpool
  • Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
  • Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle United
  • Leeds United 1-1 Liverpool
  • Liverpool 0-0 Real Madrid

West Bromwich Team News

Sam Allardyce welcomes Arsenal loanee Ainsley-Maitland Lines, who was ineligible to face against his former club. Matt Philips will start on the bench this time around. Robert Snodgrass misses the rest of the season after going through surgery. Defender Ivanovic joins the long injury list.

Liverpool Team News

Defensive injuries continue to give Klopp sleepless nights with Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak unavailable for this match. Thus, Klopp might choose another defensive pairing in Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips. However, even after snubbing Klopp’s handshake, Sadio Mane sets to retain his spot in attack.

Prediction and Odds

We cannot downplay the importance of this match on Klopp’s top four-horse race; thus, we do not expect surprises.

  • Liverpool Win
  • Goals Over 2.5
  • Salah to Score

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