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West Brom Stage Late Fightback To Deny Liverpool At The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon (C) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring their second goal to equalise 2-2 during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

West Bromwich Albion battled back from two goals down in the final ten minutes to claim a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at the Hawthorns.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were looking tighten their grip on the top four on Saturday, and got off to the best possible start when Danny Ings fired home with his first senior goal since October 2015.

Mo Salah doubled the visitors’ lead with less than twenty minutes remaining when he lofted over Ben Foster after a fine through ball from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and from there it looked as though Liverpool would just close the game out.

West Brom, however, no doubt galvanised by their shock win at Old Trafford last weekend and desperately fighting for their lives, pulled one back with just over ten minutes remaining. Liverpool’s much-changed defence, with Alberto Moreno, Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez coming in for Andrew Robertson, Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold, were coming under increasing pressure in the final stages, and Salomon Rondon completed the home side’s fightback with just a couple of minutes of normal tiem remaining.

The draw keeps Liverpool in third place in the table, eight points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and with their fate very much in their own hands. Indeed, victory against Stoke City next weekend would all-but assure the Reds of Champions League football next season.

But first, however, there is the small matter of Tuesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma to contend with.

For West Brom, meanwhile, the outlook is a lot bleaker. Darren Moore’s side are still rooted to the bottom of the table despite being unbeaten in their last three – eight points behind 17th placed Swansea (who have two games in hand) with just three matches remaining of their league campaign.

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