Tony Pulis defends goal-shy West Brom after Liverpool defeat

Paola Ditto
Aprile 24, 2017

He added: "We're on a good way, five games to go, and we want to get as many points as we can".

"It is a hard place to come so it makes us more happy actually. All three points is really special for us". "I am happy with this and let's carry on".

Next up for Liverpool is a home match with Crystal Palace, where the Reds will look to extend their unbeaten run in the league to eight games and continue their top four push.

Maybe then I would have thought it was done, because with West Brom it's not only set-pieces; they have good footballers on the pitch and if you are a little bit less aggressive, they use their threat around set-pieces to play football, so that makes it really hard.

"The main thing is we kept a clean sheet, so one goal was enough today to get the victory".

It was hardly pretty at times and will not take up much space on an end-of-season highlights reel, but all that matters for Liverpool right now is that they have rediscovered the art of grinding out victories away from home.

"Maybe then I would have thought it was done because with West Brom it's not only set-pieces".

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has targeted further improvement as Jurgen Klopp's men close in on Champions League qualification.

But two minutes later they should have been level after Liverpool gifted possession to Salomon Rondon, who moved towards goal before feeding Matt Phillips.

"Chadli had a great chance at the back post, Matty Phillips should have scored one-on-one, Hal should have scored one-on-one - it wasn't all set-pieces".

"I would have been happy for him actually if he would have scored this goal, but excitement until the end, always when we are involved, so all good".

Alberto Moreno should have made it 2-0 in injury time after goalkeeper Ben Foster joined the Albion attacks but missed an open goal from 40 yards after Foster and James McClean lost the ball.

"Phil had a hard time with injury, coming back fighting for his shape, and I would say that's normal". Now we have to keep going.

But West Brom boss Tony Pulis, who has now seen his side fail to score in their last four games, was unhappy with Foster.

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