Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0


Liverpool was the better team at The Hawthorns but almost got picked off late on in West Brom's only clear sight of goal.

Liverpool are up to third place in the English Premier League after leap-frogging Manchester City with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.

The Brazilian nodded in a first-half victor to settle an unremarkable game and extend the Reds' unbeaten Premier League run to seven matches.

"And then we want to move onto 69".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "It's one of the most hard places to go because you can't feel comfortable in one moment of the game".

"You can always do better but we learned already in the game". As it was they had to survive a frantic last few minutes with Foster playing as an extra striker.

Ben Foster had ventured up for a late Baggies corner, and with Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge breaking alongside him and just one West Brom defender in the way, Moreno made a decision to shoot and his effort went harmlessly wide.

Chris Brunt pulled back Divock Origi, earning a booking for his troubles, and the Northern Ireland international's indiscipline was punished when Lucas Leiva flicked on James Milner's delivery from the right and Firmino headed home.

And Klopp admitted he could see how Pulis had frustrated Liverpool on their travels for so long.

Substitute Salomon Rondon played Matt Phillips through, only for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to spread himself and block the winger's attempted chip.

"Missed chances", Pulis said, when asked to explain that disappointing record.

"We've had three really good opportunities where I would have expected them to score but you can't criticise them".

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. They scored bang on half-time with a goal that we're disappointed with because we think (Craig) Dawson was fouled.

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