West Brom managed to keep their hopes of top-flight survival intact, as they stole a point away from Liverpool’s trip to Hawthorns on Saturday. Liverpool went into the break a goal up after Danny Ings scored his first goal in over two seasons. The Reds doubled their lead when Mohamed Salah scored in the 72nd minute.
However, some terrible defending late in the game allowed Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon to score in the space of 10 minutes late in the game to help their side to a point. They are still 8 points off safety but have a glimmer of hope late in the season.
Darren Moore remains unbeaten, as he has now picked up four points from two games against Manchester United and Liverpool while the Reds have lost some ground in the race to the top four and are just 8 points above Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
Here are the player ratings for The Baggies in this exciting clash:
Ben Foster (6)
Couldn’t have done much to stop either goal but did well with a couple of saves in the second half to keep his side in the game.
Kieran Gibbs (6)
Did well to keep a check on Mo Salah but was hardly visible at the other end of the field.
Ahmed Hegazi (5)
Lucky to stay on after a punch on Ings and struggled against his compatriot — Salah — on a testing afternoon for the Egyptian.
Craig Dawson (5)
Lucky not to concede a penalty in the second half but did well to keep a well drilled Liverpool attack from creating too many chances.
Allan Nyom (6)
Stuck to his task well on the flank, keeping a close eye on Mane and not allowing Liverpool any space down his flank.
Jake Livermore (8)
Superb in the middle of the park, keeping Liverpool midfielders on their toes and made a couple of blocks to keep his side in the game. Also added numbers in attack and did well to score the first goal in West Brom’s comeback.
Chris Brunt (6)
His set-piece delivery was a constant problem for Liverpool but could have done a lot more with the amount of possession he had in the second half.
James McClean (6)
Was ever present at both ends of the field, adding numbers to the backline and width in attack when needed.
Matt Phillips (7)
Got the better of Moreno on most occasions and was productive with his crossing. Also dropped back deep to keep Liverpool from exploiting the flanks.
Jay Rodriguez (6)
Should have scored from McClean’s cross in the first half and was quick to disrupt the Liverpool backline with his running and strength.
Salomon Rondon (8)
Troubled Klavan all night and created a number of half chances before beating Karius at the near post for the equaliser.
Jonny Evans (5)
Looked troubled when Liverpool were on the attack as he is yet to get back to full fitness after his injury.
Oliver Burke (N/A)
Hal Robson-Kanu (N/A)