Liverpool back to 3rd after 1-0 win over West Brom

Ross Houston
April 17, 2017

Roberto Firmino grabbed the victor as Liverpool secured a 1-0 victory at West Brom to bolster their hopes of a top four finish.

Tony Pulis hopes to remain a bogey boss for Liverpool when his West Brom side host the Reds on Sunday. Click the right arrow above to find out.

Klopp's team have conceded six goals from corners this season, more than any other top-six side, and no team in the league scores more from set-plays than the Baggies.

"We want the players to go out and put good performances in".

They are unbeaten since losing at Leicester in late February and now lead fourth-placed Manchester City by two points, although Pep Guardiola's team have a game in hand in the race for an automatic spot in the Champions League group stage.

"We've got to be better than that".

Ben Woodburn is likely to make way while Daniel Sturridge is pushing for a recall but I think Divock Origi may get the nod up front once again.

"If we would have played like that in the first half and Roberto and Phil would have been on the pitch, I can only imagine if the difference would still have been that big".

The manager's reasoning was that if his players could deal with the ball in the air as it swirled about in the wind, they would be able to handle anything West Brom threw at them. We will try to be at our best.

We know about their qualities, we know about their style, we know that they are really experienced - maybe the most experienced team in the Premier League. For us, it was very important because showing this concentration level until the end didn't work each week in the last few months. Like I say, we have had something like 37 or 38 shots on goal in the last two Premier League games but we have only had four or five shots on target.

Reds skipper Milner praised the team's application for picking up three points at a testing venue. Alberto Moreno broke with his first touches after coming on for Coutinho and opted to shoot rather than play in a teammate, firing narrowly wide of goal from just inside the West Brom half.

With West Brom pushing hard in stoppage time, they threw goalkeeper Ben Foster up for a corner and nearly paid the price as Liverpool scrambled the ball away.

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