Liverpool will be hoping their late season escapades aren’t in vain when they travel to face Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday.
Unlikely it as may sound, goalkeeper Allison was the goalscoring hero on Sunday as he headed home a 95th minute corner to keep his side’s feint hopes of a place in the Champions League next season alive.
It was the first goalkeeping’ goal for 129 years as a club.
Even with all three points against West Brom, the Reds are a point adrift of Chelsea heading into the penultimate game week.
In their favour though is the fact that Leicester must travel to play Chelsea and thus if Liverpool win on Wednesday – and it would be their fourth league win on the trot – and so do Chelsea, then Liverpool will be tied on points with Leicester with a game to play.
To complicate matters, both the Foxes and the Reds are level on goal difference and one behind Chelsea at the moment.
Liverpool’s final league game is a home tie against Crystal Palace. Leicester host Spurs and Chelsea visit Aston Villa.
The Reds will have noted with interest the 4-0 thrashing Burnley suffered against Leeds as it extended their run to nine games lost in a row at home.
That run will help the visitors attempt to avoid losing two games in a season to Burnley a feat that no side has achieved since the 2015-16 season.
Fans will be allowed in for this contest which could see a return to the more normal pre-match talk of home ground advantage. Something that Sean Dyche’s side desperately need such is the state of their current form.
Mo Salah will be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet as he looks to edge Harry Kane, who is looking for a move away from Spurs at the end of the campaign, for the golden boot award. Both sit on 22 goals.
Liverpool’s ongoing injury woes continued following the confirmation that Diogo Jota will miss the rest of the season.