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West Brom v Liverpool: match preview

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While Jürgen Klopp started the season with far grander ambitions than scrapping for fourth place come May, the Liverpool manager will sense that a tortuous campaign can maybe end on a happy note after Thursday’s victory at Old Trafford reignited their top-four challenge. Given third- and fourth-placed Leicester and Chelsea meet on Tuesday, Klopp knows that three wins will probably be enough for his side to leapfrog one of them come the final Sunday and secure Champions League football. Given his side’s form this season that cannot be considered a foregone conclusion, yet there were signs in the 4-2 win over United of the departing champions being a potent attacking force again. West Brom, relegated by last Sunday’s defeat at Arsenal, have nothing but pride to play for but Sam Allardyce rarely turns down the opportunity to bloody the nose of one of the bigger clubs. Paul Chronnell

Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue The Hawthorns

Last season n/a

Referee Mike Dean

This season G22 Y79 R8 3.95 cards/game

Odds H 12-1 A 1-3 D 11-2

WEST BROM

Subs from Lonergan, Button, Grosicki, Harper, Edwards, Kipré, Livermore, Grant, Peltier, Gibbs, Diangana, Phillips

Doubtful

Injured Ivanovic (hamstring, unknown), Snodgrass (back, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y48 R4

Form WWLDDL

Leading scorer Pereira 10

LIVERPOOL

Subs from Adrián, N Williams, Davies, Tsimikas, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keïta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Jota.

Doubtful

Injured Kabak (muscle, 19 May) Henderson (groin, 19 May), Origi (knock, unknown), Matip (ankle, Aug), Van Dijk (knee, Aug), Gomez (knee, unknown), Kelleher (abdominal, unknown),

Suspended None

Discipline Y38 R0

Form WWDDWW

Leading scorer Salah 21

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