West Brom will hope to end their awful run of form to give their fans something to cheer about as they finish their campaign at home this Sunday. They face a Liverpool side who will have their attention very much focused on their Europa League final.
West Brom have been in awful form of late. They haven’t won in nine games since their surprise defeat of Manchester United back in March.
The Baggies have also only scored 33 goals this term, the second worst in the league and very much look ready for their summer break.
They face a Liverpool side in a very different situation. Anfield has not been this excited for a long a time and the Jurgen Klopp era is looking very good indeed.
They have, however, left their best performances for the Europa League and the club will have on eye ahead of their final against Sevilla on Wednesday.
Their league form has improved in recent weeks though and they will still want to finish with Europa League qualification again.
Liverpool may well have lost their last two away games, but one would imagine they will have too much for West Brom to deal with.
Midfielder James Morrison is a slight doubt ahead of the Baggies’ final game after suffering a slight hamstring injury, but he could still feature at the weekend.
West Brom will monitor Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans, who both picked up knocks this week, but look set to be fit for Sunday’s tie.
Forward Stephane Sessengnon is also expected to defeat an illness and be back in time.
Liverpool are still without Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings and Divock Origi, although all three have been responding well to treatment.
Sergi Canos, who has been on loan at Brentford this season, may also be a surprise starter for Jurgen Klopp after the German boss hinted at the possibility earlier this week.
League Positions: West Brom – 15th (42 pts); Liverpool – 8th (59 pts)
Form: West Brom – LLLDLD; Liverpool – WWDLWD
Previous Meeting: Liverpool 2-2 West Brom – December 13, 2015
Key Players: West Brom – Jose Salomon Rondon; Liverpool – Phillipe Coutinho
Shoot Says: West Brom 1-2 Liverpool