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Location: The Hawthorns
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16:00 Sun 15th May 2016 The Hawthorns

West Brom v Liverpool: Live matchday blog

Liverpool's final match of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season ended in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Scroll back through our matchday blog to see how the action unfolded, and click the links below for even more from the game.

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That's all from our coverage today - thank you for following, as always.

The season hasn't finished of course, far from it. The last matchday blog of 2015-16 will be live from Tuesday as we build up to the Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel.

See you then.


More from the manager

Click here for a summary of what else the boss had to say during his post-match press conference at the Hawthorns.


Klopp on Danny Ings

"It was about giving this really nice lad something for the break, knowing [he's] back and able to play football again. It was good to see."

Click the picture below to read more.

Full Time

West Brom 1-1 Liverpool

The Reds' Barclays Premier League season ends with a point at the Hawthorns, with neither side able to strike again in the second half.

Jürgen Klopp's men finish eighth.


In the first minute of stoppage-time, Smith whips an inviting cross over from the left but no teammate can reach the ball as it fizzes past.


The Reds squander an opening as Benteke rides a tackle and powers down the right flank. He has a pass on to a free Henderson inside the box but dwells too long to deliver and the chance is gone.



West Brom introduce Field for McClean.



Another notable substitution as Sergi Canos gets a senior Liverpool debut, on for Sheyi Ojo.


Yellow Card

Roberts is quickly booked for a foul on Henderson.



Roberts replaces Leko.

A great sight...



How hasn't Rondon scored again here? Another West Brom delivery falls to the unmarked forward at the back post, but his poked finish in the opposite direction misses the target.



What a moment for Danny Ings, who returns to action after seven months out, replacing Jordon Ibe.

And Jordan Henderson is also back, on for Joe Allen.


So with around half an hour of the Barclays Premier League season remaining, current scores mean the Reds are set to finish eighth in the table. Will there be any late changes?


Another chance for Rondon as the Baggies lash a ball across the box. He gets a slight touch with his head but nowhere near enough to redirect goalwards.


At the other end, McClean moves in from the left hand side and sizes up a shot from 20 yards - over.


The Reds launch a counter-attack as Lucas carries the ball out from the back and Benteke sends the ball to Ojo on the left. It's a narrow angle for the No.54 and the eventual hit is no concern to Foster.


Close to a second for West Brom. A set-piece delivery from the right is glanced on by Rondon but it strikes the far post and bounces out. The striker is there again but skews the rebound off target. A let-off for Liverpool.


And it's the Reds who get the match underway again.



Chester is on for Olsson for the second half.

Half Time

West Brom 1-1 Liverpool

It's all square after 45 minutes at the Hawthorns, with Rondon and Ibe on target with well-taken goals for either team in the first half.


Yellow Card

McClean cautioned for a rash tackle on Flanagan.


The Reds win a free-kick in a really promising position, central at the edge of the area. Benteke takes control and his low attempt is blocked by the wall.


Yellow Card

Smith is booked for what the referee decides was a dive by the wide-man. That seemed harsh as Olsson did stick out a leg as the Australian burst forward.


Ojo threatens to break clear at the edge of the area but a robust challenge by Yacob takes the man and the ball, and West Brom begin to build again themselves.


The Reds are more settled in the game now and Allen tries his luck from range after pushing forward from the centre - the effort bounces wide.



GOAL!! Ibe!!

Now the Reds are level and what a sublime piece of play. Ibe rolls around his marker at the halfway line, scampers along the right flank, moves into the area and places a finish into the bottom corner. Excellent stuff.


Unlucky, Brannagan. The young midfielder shuffles around a series of West Brom defenders and senses an opportunity to shoot - the side-footer is a comfortable low take for the goalkeeper, though.

The floral tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy laid in front of the away fans by former Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert and West Brom captain Darren Fletcher shortly before kick-off.


Benteke has half a chance to provide a rapid response, though it is at an awkward angle on the left channel and his drive goes wide of the goal.



Goal for West Brom - Rondon.

The home side take an early lead as Leko dribbles into dangerous territory and slips a pass into the striker, who makes no mistake with a clinical blast beyond Bogdan for the opener.


Smith seeks to tee up Benteke with a smart cross into the middle from the left, but Olsson is there ahead of the No.9 to clear away the danger.


The Baggies get us underway at the Hawthorns. Come on, Reds!


Inside the LFC dressing room



Starting XI: Foster, Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Gardner, McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Rondon, Leko.

Substitutes: Myhill, Chester, Lambert, Berahino, Sandro, Roberts, Field.


So, 11 changes by the boss and the welcome sight of both Jordan Henderson and Danny Ings among the substitutes.

Lucas Leiva is captain.



Starting XI: Bogdan, Flanagan, Skrtel, Lucas, Smith, Allen, Stewart, Brannagan, Ibe, Ojo, Benteke.

Substitutes: Mignolet, Ilori, Randall, Chirivella, Henderson, Canos, Ings.


West Brom honour the 96

Part of the hosts' plans to honour the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, and their families, today sees 96 seats changed from blue to red and left unoccupied in the away section at the Hawthorns. Each will carry the name of a fan who lost their life as a result of the events on April 15, 1989.


Ready to go

Here's the current scene inside the Hawthorns a couple of hours before kick-off...


Talking tactics

If you want to know more about how Tony Pulis might set his team up today, click here to read our guest blog on exactly that subject courtesy of Paul Wilkes.


LFC Xtra: Switching sides

Who has represented both the Reds and the Baggies down the years? Click here to find out.


Jürgen Klopp

"We will try to find the line-up to win at West Brom, that's my job and we will see what happens. For us at the moment, it's the most important thing in the world because it's the only thing we have to do. Sunday afternoon, playing at West Brom and, if possible, winning the game."



A mild day awaits for those at the ground, with temperatures steady at around 14 degrees.

A difficult decision on the coat front, therefore - to wear or not to wear? I'd go without.


Stats, stats, stats

Get all of the pre-match facts and figures you could possibly need - including details of Liverpool's excellent record at the Hawthorns - by clicking the picture below.


Melwood training gallery

Our photographers got some great shots of the lads training in the sunshine on Friday afternoon - click the picture to see a full gallery from their session at Melwood.


Here's a statistical look at how both sides have fared in the league this season...


Canos comeback?

Could young Spaniard Sergi Canos be set for a senior debut today? Jürgen Klopp revealed earlier this week that it is a possibility after he returned from a loan spell at Brentford. Click play below to find out more.


One more league game...

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last matchday blog of Liverpool's 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season.

With 37 games behind them, the Reds travel to West Bromwich Albion this afternoon to complete the campaign - with a sixth-placed finish still in their sights.

Stay right here as we bring you the best build-up to the 3pm BST kick-off, live coverage from the Hawthorns, post-match reaction and much more.