Liverpool 2-1 West Bromwich Albion where Mane and Coutinho first half strikes would have send Liverpool top of the table, but McAuley denied them first place when he smashed in a late goal after the hosts failed to clear a corner. Liverpool would have went to the top of the table with a convincing win over West Brom this Sunday at Anfield.
Liverpool started the game in typical fashion pressuring West Brom who struggled on the ball and Liverpool took full advantage with Sadio Mane scoring one and creating another for Coutinho. This win takes Liverpool points tally to 20 this season and they sit top of the table for atleast a day.
Philippe Coutinho’s goal was his fifth of the season in all competitions for Liverpool
Liverpool missed the chance to move to the top of the Premier League despite securing a deserved victory over West Brom. Jurgen Klopp’s team dominated at Anfield and took the lead as Sadio Mane steered in Roberto Firmino’s dinked cross. Philippe Coutinho added a second when he picked up the ball from Mane, cut inside Baggies defender Gareth McAuley and shot into the bottom corner.
A two-goal victory would have taken Liverpool top, but McAuley denied them first place when he smashed in a late goal after the hosts failed to clear a corner. Nevertheless, the victory extended their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions to leave them second in the Premier League table, behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference.
Liverpool 2 – 1 West Bromwich Albion Premier League Match Highlights
- 21′ 1 – 0 Sadio Mane scored in 21st minute to put Liverpool 1-0 up after superb start to the game at anfield.
- 36′ 2 – 0 Philippe Coutinho cut inside and produced a superb near post finish to double Liverpool’s lead.
81′ 2 – 1 McAuley denied Liverpool first place when he smashed in a late goal after the hosts failed to clear a corner.
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