Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard's career at Liverpool will not have a fairytale ending after the club were knocked out of the FA CupGetty

West Bromwich Albion host Liverpool at the Hawthorns on 25 April, in a game that can make or break Liverpool's hopes of securing a place in the top four.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Catch the highlights of the game on BBC Match of the Day at 10.30pm BST on BBC One.

Overview

West Brom come into the game on the back of a brilliant win over high flying Crystal Palace, who ended their four-game winning streak under Alan Pardew.

The Baggies also managed to come out of a slump, having lost three on the bounce and are currently well placed in the race to save relegation, eight points clear of the bottom three places.

Tony Pulis has ostensibly managed to save yet another team from the ignominy of relegation, having worked his magic with Palace last season. The former Stoke manager would be looking for a longer stint this time around, having been handed the sack by Palace before the start of the season.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Tim Sherwood does his side a favour when Aston Villa travel to Manchester City later on Saturday, after they ejected Liverpool out of the FA Cup in the semi-finals at Wembley last weekend.

The Villans were the better side through the length of the tie and Fabian Delph deservedly scored the winner to take Villa to their first ever final in a long time.

What Managers Say

Tony Pulis: "We can't be below 100 per cent, not just physically but mentally. Every game that we play in now we will be the underdog and I've always enjoyed that. As for the three points last weekend, I was most concerned about (restoring) the confidence in the players."

Brendan Rodgers: "We want to finish the season strongly and if you can finish it strongly you can take that momentum into the following season. We have missed out on our goals to win a trophy, we went close but not enough, and the other one was to reach the top four. It is going to be difficult but we have to be there and fighting. It is a distant possibility, mathematically it could be, but the reliance is not with ourselves. You want to rely on yourselves and if you get the points you want to be in there but we have to be there to capitalise if anyone makes a mistake."

Betting Odds (By 888Sport)

  • West Brom Win: 58/19
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Liverpool Win: 1

Team News

West Brom

Possible XI: Myhill, Olsson, McAuley, Lescott, Baird, Gardner, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, Berahino, Anichebe

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet, Can, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Markovic, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho