Liverpool Premier League - 21 April 2018

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Klopp insisted that his lineup would "respect West Brom", who have enjoyed a mini-resurgence under interim manager Darren Moore, with Mohamed Salah able to start.

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 Championship still appears as the obvious destination for the Baggies despite the shock win over United and most West Brom fans will already be preparing themselves for a 46-game league season next term.

He somewhat played down the idea of Liverpool being the team most likely team to challenge Manchester City next season. There's also the small matter of an FA Cup defeat suffered at the hands of West Brom in the club's last meeting at Anfield in January but lightning couldn't possibly strike twice, could it? Not only because Man United were not at their best, no it was because West Brom did really well. Both Solanke and Ings are yet to score a goal this season and Saturday's fixture against the bottom side will provide them with a good opportunity to break their duck.

West Brom have captain Jonny Evans (knee) and Hal Robson-Kanu (concussion) back from injury but Daniel Sturridge is ineligible to play against his parent club and Nacer Chadli (thigh) remains sidelined. Having scored in 3 of his last 4 games, he's finally delivering on the promise which brought him to the Hawthorns for £12m last summer.

It took Barnes until mid-November to get off the mark this season, and even since then he's scored only eight goals in 23 appearances for Sean Dyche's side - just one more than he's managed bookings in that period.

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)".

West Brom would have been hoping for Klopp to put out a weaker team and might be resigned to relegation when they see this news. Klopp believes it will be possible to close that gap next season despite expecting City to improve.

"Much love and blessings, like I said before, the best is yet to come". We need to keep that togetherness.

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