Liverpool is a heavy favorite to not slip up in its bid to claim a top-four spot when it meets relegated West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns (start time 11:30am ET Sunday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Sam Allardyce has tasted Premier League relegation for the first time and his best players like Matheus Pereira and Okay Yokuslu will know they can audition for the next stage of their careers (or, of course, go down to the Championship).
Liverpool is flying high after beating Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford and will know that a win will move them a point back of Chelsea and three behind Leicester City, two sides staging the FA Cup Final this weekend before a league rematch will see at least one drop points on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.
Three points for the visitors will go a long way toward a top-four spot with Liverpool still to meet Burnley and Crystal Palace.
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of West Brom – Liverpool this Friday with team news, odds, stream link, and more.
Team news: West Brom – Liverpool (INJURY REPORT)
West Brom are without two players in Branislav Ivanovic (thigh) and Robert Snodgrass (lower back).
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 16, 2021
Liverpool’s injury list is still quite long, with Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Ben Davies, Divock Origi, and Caoimhin Kelleher, and Joel Matip in the middle of long-term absences.
Ozan Kabak is newly out and so too is James Milner, while Diogo Jota has now been added to the lengthy injury list with a foot injury keeps him out of the final games of the season.
Klopp laughed when asked about Jota being the latest star to be injured: “MRI or scans don’t help us. If someone goes in this machine, I can’t remember someone coming out of that and saying ‘I am fine!’ He has a problem with the bone on his foot. Not too serious, but he will miss the rest of the season.”
🔴 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐃𝐒 🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 16, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
West Brom (+1000) | Liverpool (-400) | Draw (+500)
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Do you expect a renewed Jurgen Klopp outfit to forget their boots at home, or for the Reds to both forget a shocking draw at Anfield? Or perhaps you’re thinking a newly-unshackled West Brom will pour forth upon the former world champs. West Brom 1-4 Liverpool.
How to watch West Brom – Liverpool stream, start time
Kickoff: 11:30am ET Sunday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Stream: Online via NBCSports.com