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Six key talking points from the Liverpool – West Brom game

Six key talking points from the Liverpool – West Brom game

On the back of a shock defeat to Newcastle during the last Premier League weekend, Klopp’s men played host to West Bromwich Albion, who in recent scraps were able to claim a win against Arsenal & a draw against Tottenham. Liverpool, who had been in fine scoring form, were unable to convert chances at St. James Park and were looking to redeem themselves in front of their own fans today. Liverpool were also hit by the news that Daniel Sturridge, who had just made a recovery from his injuries, was yet again out with a slight knock.

The match finished Liverpool 2 – 2 West Brom, thanks to goals scored by Henderson and Origi for Liverpool, and Dawson and Olsson for West Brom.

Here are the main talking points from the match.
1. The disallowed goal for West Brom at half-time


At the stroke of half time, following a free-kick into the box from Gardner, the ball was just headed into the back of the net by Olsson. The celebrations for the Baggies were short lived, as after consulting with his assistant, the goal was ruled as offside. The decision did not sit down well with the Baggies who then surrounded the officials.

Yet, replays showed that the West Brom defenders who had moved forward for the set-piece were marginally offside when the ball was delivered. The disallowance of the goal meant that the match was again open going into the second half, leading to an even more entertaining & thrilling second half.

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