Confirmed West Brom starting XI v Liverpool
West Brom have made two changes to their starting XI for the Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday evening.
Albion have decided to drop Mbaye Diagne and Callum Robinson to the bench with Grady Diangana and Hal Robson-Kanu promoted to the starting line-up.
Confirmed prior to kick-off on their official Twitter profile Diagne drops to the bench for the first time since his debut as a substitute against Fulham on January 30 while Diangana starts for the first time since January 2.
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West Brom’s relegation was sealed last Sunday after a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal but this is still a significant game in the Premier League with Liverpool making a late run for the Champions League places, so a win is vital for the visitors.
For Sam Allardyce’s side there is little to play for except the chance to potentially leapfrog Fulham into 18th position and finish as the ‘best of the rest’ of the relegated clubs.
It would be a hollow victory for Big Sam but he will surely be desperate for his side not to down tools after the small steps of progress that have been made over the last few months.
Denting Liverpool’s top-four ambitions would also be a welcome sight for some Albion fans who took exception to Jurgen Klopp’s belittling words the last time he visited The Hawthorns in April 2018.
It was a similar type of fixture as Liverpool needed points to secure Champions League qualification while Darren Moore was overseeing an Albion side that was heading to the Championship.
After Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon scored late goals to draw the game 2-2 the Liverpool manager lashed out at West Brom, calling it a “useless comeback” and taking a swipe at our impending relegation. [Mirror]
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