Liverpool travel to West Brom with qualification for next season’s Champions League now in their hands.
Jurgen Klopp’s side know that if they win out, they will secure a top four finish to salvage what has been a tough season defending their Premier League title amid a string of injuries.
The Baggies have fought hard under Sam Allardyce but could not avoid relegation, which means they are just playing for pride and momentum for next season when they look to bounce back and win promotion in the Championship.
Liverpool know this is part one of three ‘cup finals’ for them, with Burnley away and Crystal Palace on the final day of the season at Anfield to come, and Klopp admits his side must earn their place in Europe’s top competition: “I don’t think they give us a wildcard because of that,” said the Reds boss, whose side won a sixth European Cup in 2019.
“Some other good teams are not in yet as well – imagine a Champions League without Juventus. You have to deserve it and then you are part of it.”
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TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (70’)
Alli finds some space to shoot from a long way out but drags his effort wide.
West Brom XI: Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend; Diangana, Yokuslu, Gallagher, Phillips; Pereira; Robson-Kanu
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, R Williams, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (69’)
Son curls a corner into the box and Tanganga plants a header over the bar.
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (68’)
Spurs send on Winks for Lo Celso.
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (67’)
Now Silva receives the ball on the left, cuts inside and has a shot deflected wide. Spurs deal with the corner, but they’re suddenly on the back foot.
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (66’)
Wolves have responded well to the second goal. Traore jinks his way into the box and drags a shot just wide of the near post.
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (64’)
Chance! Gibbs-White plays a one-two with Traore and bursts forward from the right. He squares for Silva, completely open in the box, but he can only guide his finish wide.
TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (63’)
Wolves, who’ve been outplayed in the second half, send on Willian Jose for Vitinha.
GOAL! TOTTENHAM 2-0 WOLVES (HOJBJERG 62’)
Spurs double their lead! Reguilon does well, sliding in on Hoever close to the corner flag in Wolves’ half. He cuts back for Son, who tees up Bale on the edge of the box. His sweeping shot is saved by Patricio, but Hojbjerg follows up and slots the rebound home. An unlikely source gives Spurs a more comfortable lead.
TOTTENHAM 1-0 WOLVES (60’)
Bale surges down the right and looks to cross from the byline. Semedo does well to block.
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