Danny Ings opened the scoring for Liverpool in the fourth minute for his first goal since October 2015 and Mohamed Salah netted his record-equaling 31st Premier League goal of the season to double the lead in the 72 minute.
With the manager making five changes from the full-strength side that won 3-0 at home to Bournemouth last weekend, this drop-off in quality will perhaps have been expected. The likes of Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno and Danny Ings himself all struggled to perform.
The baggies saw a glimpse of hope to come back from behind when Jake Livermore converted from close range after Loris Karius had saved Craig Dawson’s initial shot seven minutes after Salah double the lead. Then Salomon Rondon scored a late equaliser to keep West Brom’s faint survival hopes alive.
With this goal, Salomon Rondon has equalised the record for most Premier League games scored in a single season without winning any of them. It’s level with Jordan Ayew for seven goals in 2015-20116 season.
“I don’t think that point will help West Brom massively, it is a complete waste of points. They don’t need it, we would have needed it. They are happy now, we are not happy. We stay in the league, they don’t stay in the league – it is a strange situation,” Klopp added.
The draw ensures West Brom caretaker manager Darren Moore extends his unbeaten start in charge, but his side remain bottom, eight points from safety with three games left.
West Brom have been hapless for much of the season, winning just one point in 18 games during Alan Pardew’s four months in charge, but in the past two games they have shown plenty of spirit against two of the league’s best teams. They beat Manchester United last weekend and have now followed that with another morale-boosting showing against Liverpool. However the Baggies will be relegated on Sunday if Swansea beat Manchester City.
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