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Instant Reactions - Liverpool v West Brom (13/12/17)

Instant Reactions - Liverpool v West Brom (13/12/17)

Following today's clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Liverpool hosted West Bromwich Albion for an 8pm kick off on Wednesday December 13, with both sides playing out a scoreless draw at Anfield.

Liverpool dominated proceedings when it came to chances created and possession, but West Bromwich Albion were organised in defence and largely frustrated the hosts.

Liverpool did have the ball in the net inside of the final ten minutes of the match but the referee blew up rightly for an accidental handball and scrubbed it.

The hosts now fall outside of the top four, but the visitors move out of the dropzone with the point.

Teams:

Liverpool:

Karius, Alexander-Arnold (Gomez 80), Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Wijnaldum (Oxlade-Chamberlain 76), Can, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane (Solanke 76).

Substitutes:

Milner, Henderson, Mignolet, Ings.

West Brom:

Foster, Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Livermore, Yacob, Krychowiak (Brunt 79), Robson-Kanu (Rodriguez 71), Rondon, McClean.

Substitutes:

Myhill, Burke, McAuley, Field, Ferguson.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Paul Tierney blew the final whistle, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said of the disallowed goal.

'It is for sure chest and then I am not sure if handball. We cannot take the decision back so all good, it is like this. First half we were a little bit stiff, the passing and movement was not so good but even then we had two or three chances. The second half we changed the system two or three times. We can do better and we have to do better but on a night like this when you are not at your best you need a bit of luck.'

West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Pardew in his comparitive interview explained.

'We were so disappointed to lose at Swansea, we didn't think we deserved to, but you have to earn your right and we were excellent in all aspects of our defending today. We are growing with defensive confidence. It is looking a little bit brighter tonight.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday December 13 2017
Time: 11:02PM

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