Liverpool took on West Brom in the premier league game on Sunday, 16th April 2017 at the Hawthorn’s stadium and as expected it was a very tight game in first half with West Brom keeping Liverpool away from their goal for most part in first 45 minutes but Roberto Firmino scored just before the halftime to put Liverpool in lead. West Brom had their chances to equalize in second half but they failed to take any.
West Brom 0-1 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
45′ 0 – 1 Roberto Firmino scores just before the half time to put Liverpool in lead after West Brom had kept them away from goal for most part.
Liverpool are currently third in the table with 63 points but they have played two games more than Arsenal and United while 1 more than fourth placed City. With only 6 more games to go, Liverpool must keep winning to have a chance of retaining their top 4 place in the league. West Brom on the other hand are a tough team to play against at Hawthorn’s where they have won 9 games this season while Liverpool has had a mixed season away from home winning 7 of the 16 away games so far in the season.
Last time these two meet was back in October when Liverpool registered a relatively easy win over West Brom with a 2-1 result thanks to goals from Mane and Coutinho.
Liverpool 2-1 West Bromwich Albion – 22 October 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
21′ 1 – 0 Sadio Mane scored in 21st minute to put Liverpool 1-0 up after superb start to the game at anfield.
36′ 2 – 0 Philippe Coutinho cut inside and produced a superb near post finish to double Liverpool’s lead.
82′ 2 – 1 Gareth McAuley scored late on to spice things up for West Brom but it turned out to be just a consolation goal
Match Preview & Team News: Jurgen Klopp will be once again without Daniel Sturridge who pulled his hamstring leading up europa league action midweek but he will be delighted to have Liverpool’s best player this season in Philipe Coutinho who made a sub appearance from the bench against Sion in midweek. Liverpool are likely to field Benteke, Lallana and Ibe as front three while Captain Jordan Henderson, Lucas Laiva and Emre Can to hold mifield positions. Lovren and Skrtek should keep their place in central defense while Clybe and Moreno to play as full backs.
West Brom on the other hand will have Rondon, McLean and Gardner in attacking roles while Fletcher, Morrison and Evans set to take midfield roles. While the back four will be Dawson, Brunt, Ollson and McAulley. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday evening.
Match Predictions: As the things stand in premier league no game is a for gone conclusion as we saw in Bournemouth vs Manchester United. Liverpool need to be at their best if they were to get all three points against West Brom at Anfield. I am going with a narrow 2-1 win for Liverpool with Benteke scoring a brace against a fragile West Brom defense.
Liverpool took on West Bromwich Albion in the premier league on Sunday afternoon and they took the lead through Jordan Henderson who scored in 21st minute to make it 1-0 for the home side at Anfield. The lead however was short lived as West Brom equalised through Craig Dawson at the stroke of half hour mark. Both teams went into the half time break with scores level at 1-1. But a goal from Olsson 73rd minute made it 2-1 for West Brom and it looked like another defeat for Jurgen Klopp but a late goal from Divock Origi earned a point for Liverpool
Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion
[ Premier League 2015-16 Season ]
21′ 1 – 0 Jordan Henderson
30′ 1 – 1 Craig Dawson
73′ 1 – 2 Jonas Olsson
90′ 2 – 2 Divock Origi
Liverpool and West Brom are level at halftime with scores tied at 1-1, Jordan Henderson scored for Liverpool while Craig Dawson equalized on set piece to make it 1-1. Second half was pretty similar but this time Olsson guided West Brom to 2-1 lead and they looked like on their way to three points when a lucky deflected shot earned by Origi earned Liverpool a point.