A professional win in the top four race
Liverpool are locked in a tough battle to secure Champions League football next season, and their primary competitors are Chelsea and Leicester City, who will be playing back-to-back in the FA Cup Final and Premier League. With only West Brom, Burnley, and Crystal Palace left on the schedule, Jurgen Klopp’s men control their own destiny.
The win over Manchester United was the statement, and a win over West Brom must be the follow-up response. Knowing how Klopp manages and how hard this time fights, Liverpool will not take their foot of the gas pedal for an instant. And they will not underestimate the Matheus Pereira-led Baggies either.
A professional display, complete with fluid attacking play and “just enough” defending from all 11 men, is exactly what’s needed. The Reds are going up against a team that sits 19th in the table in the Premier League and has nothing left to do but to play spoiler.
But Liverpool won’t be spoiled. They have fought through so much adversity this season, more than any other team in this league and more than but a couple in all of Europe. This team is built to fight, and they will be composed and efficient on Sunday. You can bank on that.