West Bromwich Albion - Liverpool preview: Baggies look to end campaign on high

Match preview of the Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

West Bromwich Albion - Liverpool preview: Baggies look to end campaign on high

West Bromwich Albion will look to end the 2015/16 Premier League campaign on a high, as they entertain Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

For the Baggies, the conclusion of the season cannot come soon enough as they look to arrest an horrific run of home form. Tony Pulis' men have lost their last three outings in the West Midlands and more alarmingly, have failed to score in all of them.

Their last home goal was scored over two months ago, back in early March. 

Baggies' winless stretch continues

Following a 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth last weekend, West Brom's winless run is now up to up to eight games, taking just three points from a possible 24, having lost five.

Top-scorer Salomon Rondon's effort versus the Cherries, has taken the taken the Vezenuelan striker to nine, just one short of a debut season 10. Craig Dawson's four from defence, has been the only other consistent threat from a beleaguered Baggies side.

Reds roll up to Hawthorns with final in mind

Liverpool will roll into town this weekend, with more than half an eye on their Europa League final versus Sevilla this Wednesday in Basel.

The Reds priorities have switched in recent weeks, as Jürgen Klopp's men have negotiated their way to another major European final. As such, Liverpool's second string XI has been utilised with the rotation of key players. A similar scenario is likely this Sunday, with their clash at St. Jakob Park just four days later.

In spite of the inclusions of the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart in their ranks, Klopp's side have been in decent form domestically. In their last eight outings, Liverpool has lost just once - an almost polar opposite to West Brom.

Sides shared spoils back in December 

As has been the case this term, West Brom have more than held their own. Their draws at Anfield, Stamford Bridge and The King Power are testament. 

As documented, West Brom and Liverpool shared the points back in December, in an entertaining 2-2 draw on Merseyside. A late Divock Origi strike spared the home side's blushes on that occasion.

The last time The Baggies beat their opponents of this weekend, was back in 2013, when goals from Peter Odemwingie, Zoltan Gera and Romelu Lukaku sealed a 3-0 win.

Divock Orogi snatched a late equaliser at Anfield back in December (photo:getty)
Divock Origi snatched a late equaliser at Anfield back in December. (Photo: Getty)

Team News

Tony Pulis has concerns over three key men for the visit of Liverpool.

Midfielder Darren Fletcher is a doubt with an ankle injury, as is Stephane Sessegnon who is struggling with an illness.

Jonny Evans is in contention despite nursing a groin injury.

Alex Pritchard could play in his last game on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, but James Morrison will once again miss out for the final game.

Jurgen Klopp may once again rotate his lineup, with the Europa League final in mind.

The visitors will however be without goalkeeper Danny Ward who has a knee injury.

Divock Origi and Jordan Henderson could make returns from injury, with ankle and knee complaints respectively.

Danny Ings could make the substitutes bench after a lengthy absence with an ACL knee injury.