West Brom went down fighting as Liverpool edged to within one point of being confirmed as Barclays Premier League runners-up. after a 2-0 win.
Albion's players gave everything in a defiant last stand at The Hawthorns to avoid relegation, but Liverpool still stretched their unbeaten league run to 10 matches.
Football Writers' player of the year Steven Gerrard struck his 24th of the season in the first half to record his best seasonal tally to date, with Dirk Kuyt driving in the second with 27 minutes left.
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