Liverpool are on fire once more in the Premier League. Had the Reds not had that incredible dip in January and February, they would be fighting for the league title once more. Instead, Liverpool are fighting for a Champions League qualification place. Their 4-2 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday night put them just four points back of fourth-place Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s team have a game in hand over Chelsea and third-place Leicester City – who play each other next week.

On Sunday, Liverpool visit the Hawthorns to play an already relegated West Brom. The Baggies are 19th with 26 points from 35 matches. Sam Allardyce’s team are winless in four straight games in the league going into matchday 36. Liverpool, on the other hand, are on a six-match unbeaten run which includes back-to-back Premier League victories. Four of their last six league games ended in wins and despite the heavy number of injuries, Klopp has Liverpool fighting for a Champions League place.

West Brom do have a good recent record against Liverpool in the Premier League. The teams’ last two meetings finished in score draws. The game played at Anfield in December finished with West Brom coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw. Sadio Mane’s 12th-minute goal put Liverpool in the lead, but the team were poor during the game. West Brom hit back on 82 minutes through Semi Ajayi for the draw.

The score draw with West Brom came during Liverpool’s terrible run of form that saw them fall from first place down the table and out of the top four.

West Brom vs Liverpool Betting Odds

 

Liverpool are atop the Premier League form table going into the weekend. The Reds took 14 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. The defence has been solid with Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams anchoring the central defence positions. Just five goals were conceded by the Reds over the course of the last six fixtures. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in form and playing brilliantly as Liverpool’s creative hub from the right flank.

Klopp’s team are at odds of 3/11 to win at full-time against West Brom at the Hawthorns. Liverpool are unbeaten in five straight away games. It is Liverpool’s Anfield form that has been hit and miss this season. The Reds have been good on the road posting a point total of 30 points from 51 available.

West Brom are at odds of 12/1 to win at full-time versus Liverpool when the teams meet on Sunday. The Baggies took eight points from the last 18 on offer in the Premier League. The defence has been guilty of conceding goals as 11 were allowed over the course of the last six fixtures. West Brom scored 12 times during that run, but the team are now on a four-match winless streak.

Allardyce’s team have taken just 15 points from 51 available in the league this season. They are –21 in goal difference at home. West Brom are unbeaten in four straight games against Liverpool in all competitions. The teams are at odds of 11/2 to draw for the second time this season.

West Brom vs Liverpool Team News

Allardyce will have on-loan Arsenal player Ainsley Maitland-Niles back in the team. He was unable to play against Arsenal last weekend as the Baggies lost 3-1. Allardyce will be without defender Branislav Ivanovic due to a thigh injury. Bringing back the ex-Chelsea player was a major mistake for West Brom this season. He has appeared in 13 matches this season but has spent a lot of time on the sidelines injured. Midfielder Robert Snodgrass is still suffering from an injury. He has a lower back injury.

Klopp may be missing a number of key first-team players, but the team have adapted well to missing stars. Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk are both ruled out for the remainder of the season. The two players are now officially out of action. Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are also ruled out of the game. Ozan Kabak is ruled out of action and Ben Davies is unlikely to play. Williams and Phillips are likely to be paired together again.

Midfielder Naby Keita could return to the team following another injury. Meanwhile, Divock Origi was back in the team again Manchester United but didn’t play. James Milner is a doubt to play against the Baggies. Mohamed Salah was brilliant against Manchester United. He scored the final goal of the game and was excellent playing a number of pinpoint passes.

West Brom vs Liverpool Prediction

Halftime result: Liverpool to win @4/6 - BET NOW

 

The last two matches between West Brom and Liverpool saw the Reds winning at halftime. They took a 12th-minute lead in the reverse fixture this season but were hit back in the 82nd minute by Ajayi. The Reds were leading 2-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday night going into the break. Liverpool are on the rebound from December, January and February when struggled in the league.

Roberto Firmino to score anytime @ 11/5 - BET NOW

 

Roberto Firmino pushed his goal total for 2020-21 to eight in the Premier League on Thursday night. Firmino took two excellent goals against the Red Devils. The Brazilian has accounted four 14 of Liverpool’s 61 goals this season when assists and goals are combined.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 7/4 - BET NOW

 

Liverpool were on fire against Manchester United, winning 4-2. They should keep that roll going on Sunday afternoon at the Hawthorns as another game versus West Brom ends with under 2.5 goals scored. Five of the last nine games between West Brom and Liverpool in all competitions finished with under 2.5 goals scored.

West Brom have nothing to play for on Sunday. However, Allardyce will want the team to finish strongly in preparation for life back in the EFL Championship. Liverpool should pick up another victory and pull within one point of fourth-place Chelsea.