Liverpool were unable to tighten their grip on fourth place after dropping two points against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
Daniel Sturridge had given Brendan Rodgers’ men a first half lead with his seventeenth goal of this season, though the Baggies were gifted the opportunity to equalise after a mistake from Kolo Toure.
Liverpool will have the chance to close the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester City to four points when the take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
With the three teams above them not playing until after their game at the Hawthorns, the Reds have a great chance to put pressure on their rivals should they be able to make amends for last season’s disappointment in the West Midlands.
Liverpool kept their top four hopes well and truly alive by beating Merseyside rivals Everton by four goals to nil at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Reds had the game won in the first half, after a header from Steven Gerrard and two goals in three minutes from Daniel Sturridge gave the hosts a 3-0 lead ahead of the break.
A hat-trick from Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a resounding victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Uruguay international ran through the West Brom defence to slot in and give the Reds the lead on twelve minutes, before doubling their advantage with a superb header from the edge of the area five minutes later.
Lucas Leiva is set to return to the Liverpool line-up for tomorrow’s clash with West Bromwich Albion after missing last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United to attend the birth of his daughter.
Jose Enrique is likely to miss out as he struggles to shake off a knee injury, while the game also comes too soon for Philippe Coutinho, who could return for next weekend’s top of the table clash with Arsenal.
Luis Suarez last night admitted that he will be staying at Liverpool, the Mirror understands.
The Uruguay international has been linked with a move away from Anfield since the end of last season, and has constantly stated that he doesn’t want to remain on Merseyside.