Good afternoon! Welcome to live coverage of this Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion versus Liverpool at the Hawthorns. The hosts have already plummeted through the trapdoor to the Championship and they’re just waiting for someone to close it behind them, so there’s little to play for other than pride for Sam Allardyce’s men. For the visitors, this is huge; Liverpool need the full three points, otherwise their hopes of being in the Champions League next season will suffer a notable and perhaps definitive blow. Would the spiky Allardyce relish landing such a haymaker on Jurgen Klopp as a parting shot to the Premier League? You’d get short odds on ‘YES!’ if you ask me, so we could be in for a lively one. Team news coming shortly, the match gets popping at 4.30pm.

Premier League / Matchday 36
The Hawthorns / 16.05.2021
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Pete Sharland
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Pete Sharland
Updated 16/05/2021 at 17:31 GMT
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Peep! That's it! With virtually the last touch of the ball, Liverpool have nicked a crucial three points in the race for the Champions League qualifying places!
90+5'
 Alisson
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Alisson
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On target1
Fouls against2
GOAL! West Brom 1 Liverpool 2 (Alisson 90+5)
Oh my word, can you believe it! Alexander-Arnold whips the corner in from the left, and who else but their goalkeeper Alisson glances the ball into the corner of the net! Unbelievable!
90+4'
Mane wins a corner. Last chance, surely now...
90+3'
Alexander-Arnold tries to poke a ball through to Salah, but Johnstone is out to claim. This is getting desperate for Liverpool now.
90+2'
Liverpool win another corner. They need something, from someone, and quick.
90'
There's just no way through for Liverpool. Finally a ball breaks to Salah in the area, he lays it off to Wijnaldum who blazes his shot over the bar from the edge of the box. We'll have four more minutes, minimum.
87'
GOOD SAVE! Thiago has a lash from the edge again, which Johnstone has covered and turns behind for a corner.
84'
Georginio Wijnaldum replaces Williams for Liverpool.
Rhys Williams
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Rhys Williams
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Liverpool
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Fouls1
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Georginio Wijnaldum
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Georginio Wijnaldum
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Liverpool
83'
CHANCE! Firmino drops deep to try and get himself and Liverpool going. He releases Alexander-Arnold with a glorious diagonal ball; from there Alexander-Arnold cuts inside from the right but blazes over with his left foot from 15 yards out.
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West Brom make their final change as Robson-Kanu is replaced by Karlan Grant.
79'
CLOSE! Thiago is controlling this second half. He strolls up to the edge of the area, jinks to the right and curls a shot a yard wide of the far post.
78'
CHANCE! A long ball over the top, and through the inside right channel again, catches Liverpool out. Robson-Kanu is in, but his close range shot is well saved by Alisson and it goes behind for a corner.
75'
Another change for West Brom as Jake Livermore replaces Yokuslu. At their own end, a superb stretching block by Ajayi cuts out a cross just as Liverpool threatened down the left.
Okay Yokuslu
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Okay Yokuslu
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West Bromwich Albion
Fouls against2
Wide1
Jake Livermore
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Jake Livermore
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West Bromwich Albion
74'
Firmino at lasts bursts into life, but after jinking into a shooting position he lashes his shot wide from 5 yards.
73'
West Brom make a change, bringing on Maitland-Niles for the anonymous Diangana.
Grady Diangana
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Grady Diangana
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West Bromwich Albion
Fouls against3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
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Ainsley Maitland-Niles
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West Bromwich Albion
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DISALLOWED GOAL! This could be controversial. The corner comes in, is glanced on by Ajayi and it hits Bartley and goes in. It's pulled after a VAR review though, because a West Brom player was stood in from of Alisson even though it didn't seem to affect the line of vision on the final touch of the ball.
70'
Gallagher works the ball out to Matt Phillips on the right, and more progressive work from him wins another corner.
67'
Salah does get Mane away down the left this time with a lovely pass, but Mane is tackled as he cuts inside to shoot. We're approaching the last quarter of the match, and Liverpool need to find a way through somehow. Mane is coming into it more, but the captain for the day Firmino has been very quiet.
66'
Salah tries to slide Mane in behind the West Brom defence, but Mane goes too early and he's offside.
63'
Mane and Salah play a quick one-two into the West Brom area on the left. Mane goes over, but Mike Dean isn't interested.