The Liverpool XI Klopp must pick for essential West Brom result

Liverpool’s dramatic comeback win at Stoke last weekend may be one of the defining games of their 2016/17 season, but with the sheer competitiveness of the top four race in the Premier League, it could mean little at the end of play if they’re unable to follow it up with a result at West Brom.

The Hawthorns is certainly not an easy place to visit this term, despite Southampton securing a win their last Saturday, with Tony Pulis’ Baggies enjoying one of the best seasons in living memory.

Alas, Manchester United playing Chelsea shortly after the final whistle should serve as motivation for the Reds, who will know that there’s a good chance of a Blues victory over the Red Devils, meaning that a win of their own should help them to open a gap up between themselves and their bitter rivals in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Jurgen Klopp won’t have it easy, though, with the German missing a host of key players through injury, no least top goalscorer Sadio Mane.

He’s been experimenting with a 3-4-2-1 set-up of late and we think he’ll go for it again at West Brom, so with that in mind here’s the XI he should pick…