The Reds’ top four hopes have been left hanging by a thread after a frustrating afternoon at the Hawthorns. We have at least cut the gap on Manchester City to six points and must now hope they slip-up against Aston Villa.
In a first-half of few chances, where Liverpool dominated but struggled to create anything, it was Philippe Coutinho who came closest with his ambitions long-range effort. After seeing Boaz Myhill off his line, he went for the spectacular and wasn’t far wide.
The second-half produced more at the Reds pushed forward. Jordan Henderson went close, seeing his chance blocked after a Myhill save…
Before Jordon Ibe hit the crossbar with a thunderous effort from the left.
But it was ultimately disappointment for Liverpool, who had Dejan Lovren to thank for rescuing a point with this vital goal line clearance. Even the introductions of Adam Lallana and Fabio Borini failed to produce further chances, with Brendan Rodgers’ side forced to settle for a point.