EPL: Roberto Firmino's strike lifts Liverpool back to third

Paola Ditto
Aprile 20, 2017

On paper at least, this was the toughest remaining fixture for a Liverpool side who face Crystal Palace, Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their last five games. But it's completely normal in a situation like this, you think you have to do it.

Not the most serious of talking points, but it won't be a game watched on replay by anyone in the near future.

Liverpool have a very important summer ahead of them.

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. But it was excitement until the end - pretty much always whenever we are involved'. "Shows that we can win the lesser teams after all". "Otherwise we deserve another thing". Massive six points out of the last two games.

"I don't think we did insane things, but yes we are very happy".

As for West Brom, with nothing to play for they may as well book the flights to Barbados tonight.

"They scored bang on half-time with a goal that we're disappointed with because we think (Craig) Dawson was fouled. He was really good, I have to say, really lively, and very important again".

He said: "No, the satisfaction is for different reasons".

This was the first time that Liverpool had won at The Hawthorns in ages, and Tony Pulis's first loss against Liverpool in a home game, since he got promoted with Stoke City in the 2008-09 season. "They are named Chelsea, but they could be named Arsenal, or Tottenham, or another one".

Pulis said: "We are disappointed".

Chelsea's preparations for the game were affected by the loss of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with an ankle injury during the week.

Roberto Firmino's first-half header saw Liverpool consolidate their position in the Premier League's top four with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

Klopp led buoyant celebrations in front of the travelling fans, with Liverpool moving up to third in the table and keeping their bid for Champions League qualification on track.

He said: "I don't think we made insane things (celebrations)".

"And then we want to move onto 69. It didn't work [that way] each week in the last few months but today it was really good and I'm happy about it".

"In the second half, we did this much better".

Clearly thrilled with the result at a venue where Liverpool haven't had much luck in the past, Klopp said: "It is one of the most hard places to come because in no game can you feel comfortable".

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