The ongoing season of the English Premier League has been well and truly thrilling and entertaining at the same time. The league is full of surprises, plenty of twists and turns in the passage of play. Earlier, Liverpool was below Tottenham Hotspur in the points table.
Both the powerful teams locked horns with each other at Anfield on December 17. The Reds comprehensively got the better of the Spurs by scoring 2 goals. Since then, Jurgen Klopp’s team has been the better side in the 2020-21 season.
The defending champions came under fire for their 7-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. However, they sorted out their woes and got back to winning ways. Much to their decisive approach to the game, they are currently enjoying the first position in the points table.
Having played 15 games, the Reds secured 32 points and are just 2 points above their Merseyside rivals Manchester United. Liverpool won 9 games, lost just once, and played out 5 draws so far.
Liverpool made the headlines when they netted a ridiculous 7 goals against Crystal Palace in Selhurst Park for the first time in history. Salah and Firminho scored a brace while the likes of Mane, Minamino and Henderson scored a goal apiece.
Liverpool settle for a draw against West Brom
After impressive wins against Spurs and Palace, the Reds locked horns with West Brom at Anfield. Although many had predicted that the home side would grab all three points, there was a major twist.
Sam Allardyce was recruited as manager of struggling West Brom. The 66-year-old veteran returned to management for the first time in two-and-a-half years after being named as West Bromwich Albion manager.
West Brom are in the bottom zone and Sam was appointed to turn things around. He has maintained a sensational record of never having been relegated from the top-flight football.
Sam’s team stunned the Reds by pulling off a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the hosts in the 12th minute. However, West Brom players never gave up.
Sam Allardyce was absolutely spot on with his tactics as his team fought till the end to secure a draw. Semi Ajayi scored a goal in the 82nd minute to deny Liverpool a win at their backyard.
Robertson slams his teammates
Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson launched a scathing attack on his teammates after a frustrating 1-1 draw against 19th placed West Brom. The defender insists his team did not deserve anything more than a draw against West Brom. The Reds had 80% possession but managed only 2 shots on target.
“Once you start going slack you get what you deserve,” Robertson told Sky Sports after the match. “I think every one of us made a mistake in the second half which can’t happen. It’s something we’ve got to learn from. Credit to West Brom for the way they played in the second half,” he added.