Liverpool travel to West Brom as race for top 4 Premier League finish intensifies

Liverpool are very much in the race for top four as they travel to West Brom; Tottenham host Wolves as they push for a European spot.

Liverpool travel to West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday; Credit: Twitter/@LFC

Liverpool travel to relegated West Bromwich Albion on Sunday with the hopes of keeping themselves in the race for top four with a win. Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Hawthorns following a 4-2 victory over Manchester United in the mid-week fixture. West Brom were relegated to the championship after their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at Emirates last week. The Reds are placed fifth in the Premier League points table with 60 points from 35 games, four points behind fourth placed Chelsea with a game in hand.

Liverpool have won two consecutive matches and will be hoping to continue the good run with just three games remaining. They reds have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League as third placed Leicester City will take on Chelsea on Tuesday.

In the previous game at old trafford, the Reds came from behind to beat the Red Devils after Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring for United with a deflected shot. Portuguese striker Diogo Jota equalized for Liverpool before Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool the lead just before the half time.

The Brazilian striker extended Liverpool’s lead with a second two minutes after restart. Mason Greenwood pulled one back for the home side but Mohammed Salah completed the proceedings with the fourth goal in the 90th minute.

West Brom play for pride

Emile Smith Rowe opened the scoring for Arsenal against the Baggies last week. Nicolas Pepe doubled the lead with a superb strike. Matheus Pereira’s second half goal gave West Brom some hope.

However, Willian confirmed their relegation with a sublime free-kick goal in the dying minutes of the game.

Sam Allardyce’s side will be playing for pride as they have nothing to lose, whereas Liverpool are very much in the race for top four and have everything to lose.

The 2019 Champion League winner’s will try to do everything within their capacity to qualify for the World’s biggest continental club competition next season.

Tottenham host Wolves

In another match of the day, Tottenham Hotspur will host Wolves. Tottenham are seventh in the points table with 56 points from 35 games. They are coming on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Leeds United.

On the other hand, Wolves beat Brighton 2-1 courtesy of a last minute goal by Mason Gibbs-White last week. The win, helped them to 12th place with 45 points from 35 games.

Tottenham could collect as many as nine points from their remaining three games and that will take them to 65 points, which might just be enough to secure a Europa League spot.

Fifth placed West Ham’s draw 1-1 draw at Brighton will give Tottenham and Everton hopes of a Europa Leagues qualification.




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