Tony Pulis keen to keep Reds record going

Jurgen Klopp's team showed spirit in fighting back to beat Stoke City last Saturday, but they may require a repeat performance against the Baggies if they want to strengthen their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Last two or three results they didn't score, but nothing we should think about.

Roberto Firmino scored a victor for the second weekend running as Liverpool beat West Brom to go third in the Premier League.

Fellow forward Roberto Firmino got the victor, having himself started on the bench to be given a rest after a hectic recent schedule.

It was Liverpool who created the game's first real chance following a quiet start, with Philippe Coutinho slipping in Firmino but he sent his low strike just wide of the post on 15 minutes. "Teams who have less games than us play each other, so they can not get all the points".

Jurgen Klopp's side provided few of the thrills normally associated with the division's top scorers, with Sadio Mane's void in attack one they will struggle to fill over the closing weeks, but Liverpool never looked like letting their control slip during the second period.

'I am not concerned because I think Phil fits really well here and is comfortable here, ' Klopp said.

"All three points is really special for us".

'I talked to Alberto after the game about everyone thinking that he could have played in Daniel Sturridge, but I'm not sure that he knew that he could, because he would have been offside, ' said Klopp. That was fantastic, really good.

"It is hard getting them in the door early because we have to negotiate deals and prices. but we will do our best". That they play together in the Brazil national team helps us. But, again, if they tried to do it chance.

Speaking ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool, West Brom boss Tony Pulis revealed his side have already begun the process of trying to strengthen their squad. "We don't want to be behind the ball", Pulis told reporters.

"You get the team organised and well set up and let them enjoy the challenge, irrespective of whether it's Liverpool, Leicester or Chelsea". I really thought that the boys, in a really hard game, did really well.

  • Julie Sanders