West Brom were the latest victims of Liverpool’s electrifying attacking play on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis had nothing but praise for the Reds and believes Jurgen Klopp’s men have a great chance of challenging for the Premier League title this season.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “They are probably the most difficult test we have had so far. They’ve spent, what, £200million on those three or four front players? It’s not bad, is it?”
“Their movement is outstanding. Their rotation around the ball, and around those forward players is excellent, and their inter-changing is impressive. They are a very good side and they have got a chance this year.”
“They have got a free run at the title. The last time they came close, with Brendan (Rodgers), they had a free run as well.”
It wasn’t quite £200million that we spent on our front four, Tony, but we can understand why people would think that.
Philippe Coutinho and co put on a show of exciting and fast-paced attacking football up until the last ten minutes on Saturday, when West Brom were finally able to put us under a bit of pressure.
A West Brom team designed to be compact in order to shut out Liverpool’s attacking talent, was undone by the movement and the invention of Klopp’s forwards.
We continued to get numbers forward throughout the game and were able to disrupt the shape of a usually well-organised Tony Pulis defence.
It is important we do our very best to make the most of having no European football as we look to challenge at the top of the league.