Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion Match Report, 27/12/2020, Premier League Golas Core

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion Match Report, 27/12/2020, Premier League
27 December 2020 - 7:54 pm

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion Match Report, 27/12/2020, Premier League,

West Brom deserved the draw – Klopp laments Liverpool’s Anfield show

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp felt a slack second-half exhibiting from his facet meant West Brom deserved their 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp felt West Brom deserved the 1-1 draw they claimed at Anfield on Sunday to test Liverpool’s title defence.

The Reds appeared set to go 5 factors clear on the summit because of Sadio Mane’s chic Twelfth-minute strike.

Liverpool have been dominant earlier than the interval however progressively let their management of the competition slip, showing much less safe when Joel Matip limped off so as to add to Klopp’s harm issues at centre-back.

Alisson saved from Karlan Grant however the hosts didn’t heed that warning as Semi Ajayi headed house by way of the put up eight minutes from time.

“It was our personal fault. I do not suppose anybody can count on {that a} workforce performs like West Brom within the first half, like a 6-4 [formation] or no matter it was,” Klopp advised Sky Sports activities when reflecting upon Albion’s ultra-defensive strategy earlier than the break.

“I believed we did okay. We scored the purpose and didn’t give something away, particularly no set items.

“Second half we did not do the identical once more. Already within the first 5 minutes of the second half they’d like three counter assaults. We gave them straightforward, easy corners.

“It was the one factor that they needed to have and we gave it away. That is why it is our fault and that is why it is just one level as a substitute of three.”

Whereas acknowledging the psychological challenges of taking part in towards a workforce comfy inside their defensive shell, Klopp didn’t suppose his gamers caught to their activity within the method Sam Allardyce’s facet managed to – West Brom’s boss has now gone unbeaten in his final 4 Premier League matches at Anfield, doing so with 4 completely different groups.

“It’s an unbelievable problem to remain energetic and full of life whenever you always face 10 males,” mentioned Klopp, whose workforce dropped factors from a profitable place at Anfield towards a facet beginning the day within the relegation zone for the primary time since December 2016.

“To be honest, West Brom did their job precisely for 90 minutes. West Brom deserved the purpose as a result of we did not end the sport, we didn’t have sufficient clear-cut probabilities

“It’s troublesome to create. It is a busy interval, all that stuff, it is all a proof. Ultimately, everybody is aware of and feels we must always have and will have carried out higher.

“Within the second half we performed round, crossed the ball and as a substitute of transferring we did not change. It’s not a sport we are going to discuss in 20 years however it’s a sport we needed to play and we did not play as we may.”

Liverpool are subsequent in motion at Newcastle United on Wednesday and might need to do with no specialist match senior centre-back after Klopp confirmed an adductor drawback for Matip

“He felt his adductor and we do not know extra,” mentioned the supervisor, who’s with out long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

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