West Brom vs. Liverpool Preview

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Klopp’s Men travel to the Hawthorn stadium on Saturday Afternoon to face West Brom in what could potentially be the game that officially confirms the home side’s relegation from the premiere league.

West Brom, who are fresh off a victory against Manchester United, are 9 points from safety and a loss against Liverpool would seal their fate for the on-going premiere league campaign.

Liverpool on the other hand are almost over the line in their race for qualification for top 4 spots. Pochettino’s spurs dropped two points midweek and that has surely handed Liverpool a boost in their pursuit of top 4.

Jurgen Klopp will also have his eyes on the allusive first leg of the UCL semi-finals against AS Roma at Anfield on Tuesday. This fixture could see Klopp rotate is squad quite considerably to ensure that his team are rested enough to take on the Italian outfit which upset FC Barcelona in the previous round of the UEFA champions League.

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West Brom will have ex-Manchester United defender Jonny Evans as well as Welsh forward Robson-Kanu available for selection against the reds. Evans will be returning from a repetitive knee problem. Robson Kanu returns from a minor concussion. Daniel Sturridge is not available for selection against his parent club, regardless of his injury status.

 

Liverpool will miss defender Nathaniel Clyne who has been struggling with a “minor muscle problem”, in the words of Jurgen Klopp. However, the good news for Liverpool is that Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez have returned to training this week and may be in contention to start. The added options at the back certainly wipe away any defensive worries Klopp might have as Liverpool head into an exciting end for the season.

Predictions:

Liverpool win 0-3 (Salah x2 , D. Ings)

 

 

~ Kaustubh Deshpande

4/21/2018

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