It was not exactly the screenplay that Jürgen Klopp had in mind for a critical week for Liverpool when West Bromwich played Albion with the kind of spirit and conviction that was so lacking before Darren Moore took the lead as interim coach twice in the last 11 minutes to save an unlikely point. Albion may go under – they are eight points behind three remaining games ̵
Liverpool, who will face Roma in the UEFA Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, will regret the path they have allowed for a game that was firmly in their grip to slide through their fingers. Danny Ings, who scored his first goal since October 2015, took the visitors into the lead. When Mohamed Salah scored his 31st Premier League goal, reaching the record of Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez, the result seemed a formality
Albion, however, celebrated a comeback that matched the Hawthorns' mood since Alan Pardew had left. Jake Livermore took the first and Salomón Rondón in the second minute, two minutes from time, winning five points from three games for Albion after defeating Old Trafford last Sunday.
Liverpool could indeed I have not made a better start. It had only been four minutes before Ings finished the long wait for a goal – 930 days to be exact – to put Klop's team in the lead after Albion was caught in a short corner in Liverpool's hatch. Sadio Mané overtook Jay Rodriguez with some skilful footwork and brought a low center into the area that Georginio Wijnaldum had prepared for Ings, who swept home from outside the six-meter box. In the ensuing celebration, there was an understandable mix of joy and relief.
Although Liverpool was in control in the opening 25 minutes, Salah whipped a free-kick and found Livermore to be back. Albion stepped into the game and began to play with a little more confidence A few promising runs by Matt Phillips and a pressure that almost brought the balance. Livermore defended James McClean over the goal and Rodriguez tried desperately to touch the ball.
Klopp scored five goals with the Roma game in his head Changes to his team in Liverpool – Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrew Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dejan Lovren – were all rested – and it looked like As if the thoughts of the players in this time also drifted towards Tuesday half, when Albion saw more of the ball. But just before the break, Liverpool could have made up for a second as the ball kindly struck Ings after Kieran Gibbs and Schlenker hit Salah. However, Ben Foster was able to do well to fend off the striker's left foot.
Ings fought Albion's center-backs Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi and there were some early-morning mishaps. In the second half, the Liverpool striker had the right to think he stood at the wrong end of the officials' bad decisions. Dawson clearly played the man and not the ball as he stepped over Ings in the box, but Stuart Attwell, the referee, had a different point of view, indicating that the two players had just come together. A short time later, Attwell Ings fined Hegazi for a foul, and when the Liverpool player was lying on the ground protesting his innocence, the Albion defender aimed a blow into his stomach. Attwell did not react, but the Football Association will certainly act retroactively.
Firmino replaced Ings shortly thereafter and the Brazilian was involved in setting up Salah's header and won a header from Loris Karius's long kick. It was another substitute, Oxlade-Chamberlain, who then gave up the pass that carved Albion and fed Salah, who coolly lifted the ball over Foster. But Albion was far from finished. Livermore converted after Karius fended off Dawson's shot and Rondón parried a free-kick with a brace from Chris Brunt.