West Brom 0-1 Liverpool – Klopp ‘pulises’ Pulis as reds take the win with set-piece

Premier League
Sunday 16 April 2017 - 1:30 pm
The Hawthorns
West Brom0
1Liverpool
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45'Firmino ⚽️
Brunt45'
Robson-Kanu49'
Evans66'
72'Leiva
Possession %
3664
Total Shots
715
Shots on Target
22
Shots Blocked
4
Offside
62
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Liverpool collected all three points with a victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns - Liverpool's first league victory over a Tony Pulis side away from home.

At the end of a dour first half, Roberto Firmino got the only goal of the game - as he headed past Ben Foster in the West Brom goal.

It came from a setpiece, with a free kick being headed on by Lucas Leiva before Firmino headed in his 11th goal of the campaign.

With Ragnar Klavan out with illness, in came Lucas Leiva - sitting in front of Lovren and Matip.

The second half was a more interesting affair and the reds had more than enough chances to make it safe before the final whistle arrived in the 94th minute.

A genius move by Firmino found Milner in space inside the box - but the Liverpool vice-captain fired over from 10 yards.

And as West Brom pushed for an equaliser, and with their goalkeeper joining in the set-pieces, the reds twice found themselves faced with an empty net.  Substitute Moreno firing wide with the first opportunity and a few minutes later Wijnaldum elected to play a cross rather than attempt a Xabi Alonso esque shot.

Simon Mignolet was called into action in the final 10 minutes to deny a Rondon shot with his strike and collected his first clean sheet in quite some time.

Liverpool move back into 3rd place and with 5 matches remaining look well positioned for a decent league finish.

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