Full-time: West Brom 0-1 Liverpool

  • Liverpool reclaim third spot in the Premier League from Manchester City by sealing second top-flight away win of 2017 at The Hawthorns
  • Roberto Firmino heads home his 12th goal of the season on the stroke of half-time after James Milner's searching free-kick is flicked on by Lucas Leiva
  • Matt Phillips spurns West Brom's best chance of the game after being denied by a close-range save from Simon Mignolet
  • Visitors have now won five of their last seven matches as they look to secure qualification for next season's Champions League
  • Out-of-form Baggies remain eighth after suffering their fifth defeat in seven
  • Tony Pulis' side have failed to score a single goal in six of those matches
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Things got a little nervy at the end there, but a goal from Firmino wins the day for Liverpool for the second match in succession. A fifth victory in seven games sees Klopp's men reclaim third place from Manchester City ahead of next weekend's visit of Crystal Palace to Anfield.

As for West Brom, a fifth defeat in seven keeps them eighth and four points ahead of Southampton and Watford, both of whom have games in hand. The Baggies' putrid scoring run continues. They will now have a fortnight to lick their wounds before returning to action against Leicester City on 29 April.



West Brom 0-1 Liverpool


Mignolet punches clear and Georginio Wijnaldum wins a crucial header on the edge of the Liverpool box.

Foster still lingers in the opposition half as West Brom throw everything forward in search of a last-gasp equaliser.


With Foster stranded upfield, Liverpool swarm forward and quickly win possession. Alberto Moreno, sent on in place of Coutinho, carries the ball forward before shooting wide of an open goal.

He was still a long way out, mind.


A long throw is dealt with by Can and Foster jogs forward after Phillips earns another Baggies corner.


Four minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official as Milner concedes a corner. Can rises highest to clear away for a throw-in on the nearside.


With 82 minutes on the clock, Liverpool make their first change. Klopp withdraws Origi in favour of Daniel Sturridge.


After Can blasts a shot into orbit, Rondon shows great strength to hold off the German and send Phillips scampering through beyond Nathaniel Clyne.

One-on-one with Mignolet, the former QPR winger is denied by a confident close-range stop. That was comfortably West Brom's best chance of the game so far.


Coutinho's whipped free-kick towards the near post is headed behind by McAuley. West Brom survive the subsequent corner and have just under 15 minutes remaining to find an equaliser.

Livermore tries to grab the initiative, but drags a low shot well wide.


Lucas brings down McClean and becomes the first Liverpool player to be booked.


Foster flaps unconvincingly at a Liverpool cross and Jonny Evans is cautioned for hacking down Coutinho near the byline.

Milner's latest free-kick is nodded wide by Matip.


Pulis makes all three of his changes in a matter of minutes, with Chadli, Yacob and Robson-Kanu making way for Morrison, James McClean and Rondon.

Coutinho shoots over instead of playing in Firmino.


An offside flag against Firmino means that Origi's close-range header will not stand.

Divock Origi


A lesson in how not to volley from Milner, who fires over the bar from close range after being set up nicely by Firmino.

That should have been 2-0.


Origi ignores an overlapping runner and bends a shot wide of the far post after being teed up by Firmino.


Robson-Kanu races clear in the Liverpool penalty area but is flagged for offside yet again. He really needs to start glancing across that line.


A typically animated Pulis roars in frustration after a throw-in is awarded Liverpool's way in front of the dugout.


Liverpool fail to capitalise on another free-kick and Robson-Kanu joins Brunt in the book for a foul on Can.


We are back underway at The Hawthorns.



An incredibly dreary first 45 minutes lit up by that late Firmino header. The Brazilian has now surpassed his tally of Premier League goals from last season.



West Brom 0-1 Liverpool


For all the talk of West Brom's set-piece prowess, Liverpool notch the opener from a free-kick right on the stroke of half-time following that Brunt foul on Origi.

Milner's searching delivery is flicked on by Lucas and Firmino peels off his marker at the back post to head home his 12th goal of the season from close range.

Roberto Firmino