That was a bit nervy wasn’t it?!
There was no question that we were the best team over the course of the 90 minutes; we out-shot our opponents by 21 efforts to their six and walked away with 68 percent of the possession.
But despite our domination, Gareth McAuley’s somewhat fortuitous strike in the 82nd minute led to worried looks all around Anfield. There was a palpable sense of relief when the ref finally blew the full-time whistle.
Klopp has been speaking the media in the aftermath of the game and has admitted it would have been “a joke” if the Baggies had managed to snatch a dramatic late winner.
“I am happy with the performance of my team. It is difficult against West Brom, so many balls in the air, they are so dangerous from set pieces,” he said.
“It would have been a joke if we drew today, unbelievable how we played. It was a good performance against a team like this, they were here to get something, we never let them back into the game.
“Their corners kicks are so good, I had feeling 15 players in white kit were in the box.” (BBC)
Their late goal did cost us first place in the table – we now lie second with twenty points, level with Arsenal but with a worse goal difference. Spurs dropped down to fourth after their 0-0 draw with Bournemouth. Man City could return to the summit if they beat Southampton at home tomorrow.