Once again, Liverpool finished in a stalemate, drawing against West Bromwich Albion 0-0 and slip down the table.
This goalless affair was another case of not taking chances that gave the Reds enough opportunity to win the match. While they did not lose and still gained a point, they failed to keep pace with their closest rivals, all of whom won. Had they won the derby, this fixture might not have mattered so much.
In a relatively flat game, Liverpool’s performance lacked lustre and rhythm. West Brom remained disciplined and were difficult to break down but a handful of chances found the Reds wanting. They failed to dominate in quite the same way they did at the weekend and a late goal ruled out only made the result that much more frustrating.
Dominic Solanke thought he had his first Premier League goal only to have it overturned because the ball touched his hand before crossing the line. While it was in no way intentional, as the ball rose up the striker’s body and deflected in a flash, the referee refused to let it be a deciding factor. While it might have been the right call it was disappointing for Solanke and the side.
Here are four findings from the match.