John Barnes states prediction for West Brom v Liverpool

John Barnes delivers his verdict on Liverpool's trip to West Brom on Sunday afternoon

John Barnes believes Liverpool will settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday ahead of next week’s Europa League final.

The Reds managed to rescue a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night after Christian Benteke scored a second-half equaliser to cancel out Eden Hazard’s brilliant opener for the west London side.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have a Europa League final to look forward to next week in Basel as Liverpool face reigning champions and Alberto Moreno’s former employers Sevilla in the showpiece.

And with that game in mind, former Reds captain Barnes is predicting that Klopp will rest most of his big names for the trip to West Brom at The Hawthorns on the final day of the Premier League on Sunday.

“Liverpool will have the Europa League Final on their mind just a few days later, so I think they will take that into consideration in terms of selection and a desire to stay fit,” Barnes told Titanbet.

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Liverpool are unbeaten in two games in the Premier League following a 2-0 victory over Watford and a 1-1 draw with Guus Hiddink’s side on Wednesday night.

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