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Liverpool 2-3 West Bromwich Albion

  • Liverpool dumped out of FA Cup by West Brom in a memorable cup tie at Anfield.
  • Roberto Firmino gave Reds the lead before Jay Rodriguez fired Baggies in front with a quick brace.
  • Craig Dawson then netted from a corner but his goal was ruled out by VAR.
  • Liverpool were then awarded courtesy of VAR but Firmino contrived to hit the bar.
  • Dawson eventually got his name on the scoresheet just before half-time.
  • Mohamed Salah halved the deficit but Liverpool couldn't find a leveller.
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21:43

Full-time: Liverpool 2-3 West Bromwich Albion.

A valiant Baggies performance sees them cause quite an upset at Anfield. Rodriguez's brace and Dawson's strike proved too much for Liverpool, who took the lead through Firmino before halving the deficit through Salah.

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21:42

Milner picks out Van Dijk but the Dutchman's header is saved by Foster. That looks like all she wrote for Liverpool.

21:40

West Brom have two players in Livermore and Evans who are simply passengers now. The pair have picked up injuries but are manfully soldiering on. 90 seconds left.

21:38

Rodriguez tries to waste valuable seconds by the Liverpool corner flag as we enter four minutes of stoppage time.

Moreno miskicks a cross into the Kop, and gets a stern telling off from those in the stand.

21:36

Foster is catching everything that dares to enter his penalty area at the moment.

His latest pull out of the sky is Firmino's deflected effort. He has been instrumental to the Baggies' impressive performance tonight.

21:33

Inge stretches West Brom and almost makes the most of Hegazi's indecisiveness but the Egyptian manages to recover.

Foster is now doing his level best to eat away as many seconds as possible. Less than five minutes of normal time remaining.

21:26

Alexander-Arnold's cross rebounds kindly off Firmino to Salah, who finishes with consummate ease to leave Foster raging and Liverpool with a lifeline.

21:24

GOAL! Liverpool 2-3 West Brom (Salah)

21:23

Incredible double save from Foster! He palms away Ings' effort before reshaping his body to deny Milner again, though the linesman did have his flag up.

21:22

Liverpool's best chance of the second half comes from Milner, who stings the palms of Foster with a strong drive. The West Brom stopper saved well, but it's one he is expected to make.

21:18

West Brom make their third and final change - veteran Gareth Barry is replaced by Claudio Yacob.

21:15

Jeers echo all around the Kop as a lack of communication between Matip and Mignolet almost give away a needless corner.

At the other end, Ings goes down under pressure from Foster, but Liverpool do not win a second penalty.

21:13

Mane, Can and Oxlade-Chamberlain off, Milner, Ings and Henderson on. 25 minutes remaining.

21:12

An amazing piece of play from Chris Brunt - the Northern Irishman juggled the ball on the floor before setting Matty Phillips away. Phillips beat Alexander-Arnold for pace, but he couldn't beat Mignolet.

21:11

Triple change for Liverpool - Milner, Ings and Henderson all coming on imminently.

21:11

Brunt sets Phillips away and the Scot is all too eager to dart into space. His cross is good, but Livermore can't direct it goalwards.

21:08

Liverpool surge forward in desperate hope of a way back into this match, but they encounter a number of West Brom bodies every time they venture around the penalty area.

Mane does manage to win a foul from Evans, but Alexander-Arnold's effort is deflected behind for a corner.

21:00

Alexander-Arnold miscontrols a simple pass and sums up Liverpool's night in mere seconds.

West Brom sing 'Sacked in the morning' to Klopp. Obviously that won't be the case, but it's another blot in the German's coffee book at Anfield so far.

20:57

My word. West Brom have the ball in the net for the fifth time tonight, but the linesman's flag is up.

Brunt's volley was nodded in by an offside Dawson. The referee used VAR to confirm though, despite Dawson being almost behind Mignolet when Brunt's volley came in.

20:55

West Brom have a chance to extend their lead as Phillips races away from Van Dijk and tries to chip Mignolet, who managed to prevent and smother.

Liverpool go up the other end and win a corner, but the Baggies boot it away.

20:53

Rodriguez gets the match back underway. Will we see more VAR, a stunning Liverpool comeback, or will West Brom run riot?

20:48

But we've also had quite a bit of this. What a match so far.

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20:47

We've had a lot of this...

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20:40

Half-time: Liverpool 1-3 West Brom

Well, after all that, we come to halt.

Liverpool took the lead through Firmino, West Brom levelled and went in front through Rodriguez, VAR, VAR, VAR, VAR, VAR, VAR, Dawson made it three.

A surreal 45 minute of football, but let's break it down to brass tax - Liverpool have it all to do.