Liverpool v WBA
Last Updated: 09/02/13 2:33pm
Liverpool will bid to keep their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish alive when they entertain West Brom at Anfield on Monday evening.
The Reds, currently seventh in the table, must make up ground on Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal if they want to stay in with a chance of securing UEFA Champions League football.
Brendan Rodgers' men went ahead against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium last month after opening up a two-goal lead thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson, but the Gunners came back for a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool's trip to Manchester City on Sunday ended in the same result as the Reds came from a goal down to take the lead against the reigning champions but a Sergio Aguero equaliser saw the encounter finish all-square.
West Brom had appeared European contenders themselves earlier in the season but Steve Clarke's men have gone off the boil in recent weeks, suffering five defeats in their last six league games and drawing the other to slip into ninth place.
Last week's encounter at Everton saw the Baggies beaten 2-1, with Shane Long's second-half goal hinting at a comeback after a Leighton Baines brace, but the visitors were unable to find an equaliser.
West Brom were also overcome by Tottenham at the Hawthorns on Sunday as Gareth Bale's winner sealed Spurs' 1-0 triumph following the sending off of Baggies full-back Goran Popov for spitting at Kyle Walker.
Last season's encounter back in April saw West Brom pull off a surprise 1-0 win on Merseyside as Peter Odemwingie struck in the 75th minute to bag the three points.
Odemwingie is unlikely to feature on Monday, however, following confusion over a desired move to QPR on transfer deadline day, with the Nigerian left out against Spurs.
The two sides have already met twice this season at The Hawthorns, taking a win apiece in the league and the Capital One Cup.
West Brom strolled to a 3-0 victory in their Premier League encounter on the opening day of the season, with Odemwingie on target again from the penalty spot, while Zoltan Gera and Romelu Lukaku also scored.
The Reds were victors in the cup the following month as a Nuri Sahin brace edged out Albion on home soil.
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