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Sam Allardyce returned to Anfield this time as the boss of West Brom replacing Slaven Bilic.

In his second game in charge of the West Midlands club, Allardyce saw his side claim a draw at Anfield.

Big Sam as he is fondly called is now unbeaten in four games at Anfield which includes a win and three draws all of these coming with four different clubs- Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Everton and West Brom.

The Baggies moved up to eight points still five points from safety. Liverpool remain top of the table, three points above Merseyside rivals Everton.

Despite having just 21.9 percent of the possession, West Brom managed an equaliser through defender Sam Ajayi canceling out Sadio Mane’s first half opener.

“Really good organization, a team trying their very best to nullify the best team in this league at their own patch, and what a fantastic job they did. Allardyce told Skysports.

“It’s all about staying in the game when you come here, not allowing too much”.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised the Baggies, saying they deserved the point.

Liverpool were dominant in the first half but showed defensive frailty when injured Joel Matip was taken off and replaced with young Reece Williams.

“It was our own fault. I don’t think anyone can expect that a team play like West Brom in the first half, like a 6-4 formation or whatever it was.” Klopp told Skysports on West Brom’s defensive approach to the game.

“I thought we did okay. We scored the goal and didn’t give anything away, especially no set pieces.

“Second half we didn’t do the same again. Already in the first five minutes of the second half they had like 3 counter attacks, we gave them easy, simple corners”. Klopp complained.

“To be fair, West Brom did their job exactly for 90 minutes. West Brom deserved the point because we didn’t finish the game, we didn’t have enough clear cut chances”.

 

 

 

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