Klopp will keep his best players for the Europa League final.
Last updated: May 11, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Liverpool have recently shown very good form. The Reds won two matches in a row and now they will have to visit The Hawthorns for their last Premier league match of the season. But just 3 days after the match against West Brom comes Liverpool’s most important game of the season – the final of The Europa League against Sevilla. So, Jurgen Klopp should think of rotations in his squad, in order to keep his players fresh for the final.
On the other hand, West Bromwich Albion have no ambitions, as The Baggies have secured their place in The Premier League. They are lying in 15th place with 42 points collected. Moreover, they aren’t among the best hosts in the league. West Bromwich Albion have recorded only 6 victories from 18 matches. They have lost 8 of these games.
But, Liverpool often struggle when playing at The Hawthorns. For example, the last two games between these two teams finished with a draw. Liverpool have won 21 of 57 visits to West Bromwich Albion, while The Baggies have recorded 18 victories against The Reds at home.
Alex Pritchard of West Brom is suffering from a hip injury. However, the 23-year-old player has recorded only 2 matches for The Baggies this season.
James Morrison and Chris Brunt are the main omissions for West Bromwich Albion. Both are injured and won’t take part in the game.
Divock Origi is suffering from an ankle injury. The Belgian international forward has scored 5 goals in 17 Premier League matches.
Jordan Henderson is also sidelined for The Merseysiders. The midfielder is suffering from an LCL knee ligament injury.
Quotes of the week
Tony Pulis (West Bromwich) : “I’m not complaining, I know where I stand and that’s very important to him.”
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) : “We didn’t play brilliant and it was not a game for the Liverpool museum but we did what we had to do.”
|WBA (4-2-3-1):||Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans, Gardner, Yacob, Fletcher, McClean, Berahino, Rondon.|
|Subs||Leko, Sessegnon, Roberts, Chester, Sandro, Lambert, Myhill.|
|Injured:||Brunt, Morrison, Pritchard.|
|Liverpool (4-3-3):||Mignolet, Clyne, Leiva, Skrtel, Moreno, Stewart, Allen, Coutinho, Ibe, Ojo, Benteke.|
|Subs||Bogdan, Brannagan, Randall, Firmino, Smith, Toure, Sturridge.|
|Injured:||Ings, Rossiter, Gomez, Henderson, Origi.|
So far this season
|West Bromwich this season||Liverpool this season|
|6 (4)||(at home) Wins (away)||8 (8)|
|3-2 vs. Crystal Palace||Biggest win||6-0 vs. Aston Villa|
|4 (8)||(at home) Draws (away)||7 (3)|
|8 (7)||(at home) Losses (away)||3 (7)|
|0-3 to Man City, Southampton and West Ham||Biggest Defeat||0-3 to Watford and West Ham|
|Rondon (8)||Top scorer||Firmino (10)|
|Fletcher, Brunt, Morrison (3)||Assist Leader||Milner (11)|
|Y62, R3||Discipline||Y57, R3|
|14||Failures to score||8|
|16||Both Teams to Score Games||19|
|14||Over 2.5 Games||20|
|23||Under 2.5 Games||16|
- Jurgen Klopp’s players have recorded 5 consecutive matches away from Anfield with the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’.
- West Bromwich Albion have failed to score in their last 3 Premier League matches at The Hawthorns. The Baggies have lost all of these games.
- The last time Liverpool finished with a draw in an away Premier League game was 7 months ago. The final score was 0-0 against Tottenham Hotspur.
- The Baggies have only scored 4 goals in their last 8 Premiership matches. West Bromwich have one of the worst attacks in the league (33 goals in 37 games).
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|13/12/15||The Premier League||Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich||J. Henderson 21′|
|25/04/15||The Premier League||West Bromwich 0-0 Liverpool||—|
|04/10/14||The Premier League||Liverpool 2-1 West Bromwich||A. Lallana 45′|
|02/02/14||The Premier League||West Bromwich 1-1 Liverpool||D. Sturridge 24′|
|26/10/13||The Premier League||Liverpool 4-1 West Bromwich||L. Suárez 12′|