Date: 23rd April 2018 at 9:06am
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West Bromwich Albion
2 – 2
Liverpool

The Hawthorns

Premier League

21/04/2018 12:30 pm

Attendance: 24520

Referee: Stuart Attwell

West Bromwich Albion Liverpool
Livermore 79' Rondón 88' Ings 4' Salah 72'
Ben Foster Loris Karius
Allan Nyom Joe Gomez
Craig Dawson Virgil van Dijk
Ahmed Hegazi Ragnar Klavan
Kieran Gibbs 76 Alberto Moreno
 
Jake Livermore Jordan Henderson (c)
Chris Brunt (c) Georginio Wijnaldum
Matt Phillips James Milner
James McClean 71 Sadio Mané 66
Jay Rodriguez 89 Mohamed Salah 84
Salomón Rondón Danny Ings 66

Substitutes

Boaz Myhill Simon Mignolet
Jonny Evans 71 Trent Alexander-Arnold
Claudio Yacob Andrew Robertson
Grzegorz Krychowiak Dejan Lovren 84
Oliver Burke 76 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 66
Sam Field Dominic Solanke
Hal Robson-Kanu 89 Roberto Firmino 66

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 9
6 On Target 3
7 Corners 4
12 Fouls 5
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
38 % 62

All the stats as the Reds let a two-goal lead slip against a soon-to-be relegated West Bromwich Albion…

Two goals in the final 11 minutes snatched victory away from Liverpool at the Hawthorns on Saturday in a result that changes little for either side.

West Brom remain bottom and all but mathematically down, whilst the visitors remain third and with a comfortable buffer to fifth-placed Chelsea, who are now the only team from outside the top four who can affect the Champions League qualifying places.

Liverpool have played a game more than both the Blues and third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who were both in FA Cup action this weekend, but with a far superior goal difference (+18 to  Chelsea, +8 to Spurs) and an eight-point advantage to the former, they look unlikely to be usurped by both of the London based duo.

The situation would have looked even more certain had Jürgen Klopp‘s side not buckled late defensively and their advantage – from strikes by Danny Ings and Mohamed Salah – eroded by Jake Livermore and Salomón Rondón.

Other than Ings, and back-up defenders Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno, Klopp had been true to his word and named a strong line-up, despite the prospect of a Champions League semi-final first leg upcoming on Tuesday night.

Despite the quality within his selection, this was generally a disjointed showing from Liverpool, with the Championship-bound hosts enjoying more shots, including double the amount on target, more corners and regularly threatening from set-pieces, from which both of their goal duly arrived.


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