Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

Jurgen Klopp refused to blame Alberto Moreno after the Liverpool full-back wasted a glorious chance to hand his team a 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion by shooting from distance rather than feed a team-mate with Ben Foster stranded upfield.

New-found grit and obstinacy are serving Liverpool well in their pursuit of a top-four finish, helping them to register back-to-back wins against Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion and reclaim third place in the Premier League table.

Hot on the heels of their impressive win at Stoke last weekend, which was their first in the Premier League on the road this year, Liverpool clinched another precious three points away from Anfield and once again Roberto Firmino made the telling contribution.

It was Liverpool's first win in eight attempts away at a Pulis side in the Premier League following Firmino's first-half victor on Sunday.

There were some who felt that the Reds went overboard with their celebrations with the travelling supporters after the game, but Klopp brushed aside those accusations with a honest reply: "I don't think we did insane things, but yes we are very happy".

"We are very pleased with the performance and the 3 points is massive today".

"We've got Tony Pulis", home fans had sung in the opening minutes, as if to signal what type of occasion this would be. I really thought that the boys, in a really hard game, did really well.

"You see the other teams winning but we have to concentrate on our games and keep picking up results", Mignolet added. In the first half, we didn't play too good football and in the second half we did much better.

"We knew what to do but in the first half we looked a little bit static".

"That they are really, really good friends - maybe best friends - and it helps us a lot".

"You need to be at your highest concentration level - but we have been. He was really good, I have to say, really lively, and very important again".

Scoring from set pieces is supposed to be West Brom's forte, but they were beaten at their own game as Firmino, via a flick-on from Lucas, headed in James Milner's free kick.

The home side missed a good chance to take the lead in the 24th minute when Nacer Chadli failed to connect with Philips cross in the six-yards out. Last two or three results they didn't score, but nothing we should think about.

"My one disappointment about our performance was the first 20 minutes of the second half". They scored bang on half-time, a goal that we're disappointed with because we think Dawson was fouled. "She don't speak much English either - and my Chinese hasn't got any better!"

  • Julie Sanders