JURGEN KLOPP blamed the referee after dropping two factors towards Everton and he can be pointing the finger but once more after one other underwhelming dwelling draw.
Dominic Solanke thought he had handed Liverpool all three factors when he bought on the tip of Joe Gomez’s cross to scramble the ball dwelling.
However that turned out to be precisely the issue as ref Paul Tierney controversially dominated the aim out for handball a lot to the disbelief of the Liverpool gamers.
Replays confirmed the ball clipped off Ahmed Hegazy and hit Solanke on the arm however severe query marks can be raised as as to if it was a deliberate act.
However it may possibly’t be used as a scapegoat for yet one more two factors dropped at Anfield.
Whereas Liverpool are scintillating at their greatest, they nonetheless draw too many video games at Anfield they’re anticipated to win.
Of their final seven Premier League video games at Anfield they’ve drawn 5, stalling any progress Klopp expects his facet to make.
Regardless of unleashing the ‘Fab 4’ from the beginning, Liverpool have been poor towards the disciplined Baggies, and there was definitely no arduous luck story for Klopp this trip.
That they had their probabilities however Ben Foster was barely examined and little doubt couldn’t consider his luck at having to take action little.
Regardless of Solanke’s effort, it was West Brom who arguably had the higher probabilities.
Hal Robson-Kanu hit the bar from 25 yards out within the first-half whereas Claudio Yacob and Hegazy ought to have completed higher with headers from successive corners.
The Anfield devoted would have been anticipating a response after their draw with rivals Everton final weekend, however they carried on from the place they left off in a turgid first-half.
Hige credit score needs to be given to Alan Pardew and West Brom although.
Pardew was introduced in so as to add some sparkle to their turgid choices however it could have been suicide to open up away at Liverpool.
He had a game-plan and his facet caught to it completely.
With Rondon up high on his personal, two compact banks dug in and pissed off Liverpool, selecting up unfastened balls and stopping Liverpool assaults earlier than they may get going.
Grzegorz Krychowiak – on mortgage from PSG and making his first begin in 5 games- was within the thick of it with Claudio Yacob, disrupting the house crew’s play and forcing them large.
Liverpool’s greatest likelihood fell to Firmino, after a gorgeous diagonal by ball from Mohamed Salah.
The Brazilian reached it on the again submit and beat Foster however the ball went agonisingly previous the far submit.
And it was the Baggies who got here closest to breaking the impasse.
After Emre Can sloppily gave the ball away, Hal Robson-Kanu discovered himself in a pocket of area 25 yards out.
His curled effort caught Karius off guard, and with the German keeper misjudging the flight, the ball bounced off the highest of the bar.
And whereas West Brom have been self-discipline personified – a la a Tony Pulis side- they bought males ahead after they had the prospect.
Rondon had the beating of Roger Klavan, and as quickly because the ball was performed large they tried to get numbers within the field.
And the tactic almost got here to fruition however after a cross from the precise Claudio Yacob might solely head over when unmarked on the penalty spot.
And the Baggies carried on their good work and had three nice probabilities at first of the second-half.
And at first of the second half, the error-strewn Karius virtually gifted West Brom the opener.
A cross deep from the left virtually caught the error-strewn Karius out, however he nearly managed to scramble again and contact it over the bar.
From the ensuing nook he made amends although, saving nicely from level clean vary from a Yacob header.
After which from the next nook, Hegazy ought to have buried his header however ended up mistiming his soar and nodded nicely over.
Liverpool eased into the half and Sadio Mane went shut after 55 minutes – after good work down the left his right-footed shot went nicely large of the far submit when he ought to have examined Ben Foster.
And Salah, the Premier League’s high scorer, actually ought to have scored two minutes later.
After a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold the Egyptian discovered himself unmarked 10 yards out however fully miscued his header with the aim gaping.
And Ben Foster – having completed virtually nothing for an hour- virtually gifted the Reds a aim.
Making an attempt to punch clear, the ball went straight into the air and he one way or the other dropped it on the best way down beneath no stress, however Liverpool have been unable to get a foot on it to pressure it goalbound.