West Brom vs. Liverpool: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2018

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West Bromwich Albion can delay relegation from the Premier League when they host Liverpool at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Baggies beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford last time out but are still nine points adrift of safety with just four games left to play. A visit from in-form Liverpool is hardly ideal, but the Reds could be distracted by the upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final against AS Roma.

It means the Reds may rotate, even though star forward Mohamed Salah is still trying to win the Golden Boot as the division's top goalscorer. In fact, Salah has more than one record in his sights between now and the end of the season.

Here are the schedule and viewing details:

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 12:30 p.m. BST/7:30 a.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports PL. NBCSN.

Live Stream: Sky GoNBC Sports Appfubo Premier

         

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a few injury concerns that might alter any plans to rotate his ranks ahead of Tuesday's first leg against Roma. The Reds will miss defenders Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip, as well as midfield pair Emre Can and Adam Lallana, per Tom Doyle of the London Evening Standard.

Klopp could ring the changes ahead of a Champions League semi-final first leg.
Klopp could ring the changes ahead of a Champions League semi-final first leg.LINDSEY PARNABY/Getty Images

Doyle also noted how Baggies centre-back Jonny Evans is trying to get healthy enough to feature. West Brom will need their best defender to help subdue a free-flowing Liverpool attack, especially if Salah is given a start.

The Egypt international is four goals in front of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.

Salah is also on the cusp of two records, per Sky Sports: "He is one goal away from equalling a 38-game Premier League record held by Alan Shearer (95/96), Cristiano Ronaldo (07/08) and Luis Suarez (13/14)."

He can also break the record of 34 goals from 42 league games set by Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.

Liverpool's prolific winger is aware of his chance to make history, telling Sky Sports: "I want to break both records! It's just four goals and four games!"

Salah is chasing more awards.
Salah is chasing more awards.Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Salah has a good chance to close the gap on those in front of him in the record books. West Brom have conceded 52 times but were rock-solid in the red half of Manchester last week.

Even so, it's hard to see the Baggies staying as strong against Liverpool's pace and range of movement.

The hosts' bigger priority will be to score goals, something both Jay Rodriguez, the match-winner against United, and Salomon Rondon can do. They boast the speed and strength to breach a Liverpool defence that has been suspect at times this season.

If Liverpool players have eyes on Roma, West Brom could spring another surprise.

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