Divock Origi’s late strike earned Liverpool a point against a resistant West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League at Anfield on Sunday in a 2-2 draw. The Reds were looking for redemption against an unpredictable Tony Pulis side after stumbling at Newcastle United last weekend. The match kicked off at a high tempo with both sides looking to stamp its authority it early on.
In the 14th minute Philippe Coutinho blasted his effort wide of goal. From then on, the hosts pushed forward venomously and were rewarded in the 21st minute when Jordan Henderson’s clinical finish kissed the net to make it 1-0. Juergen Klopp’s men looked well on their way until the 30th minute when West Brom found the equaliser courtesy of Craig Dawson who pounced after the keeper failed to gather. 1-1 is how things stood at the interval.
Five minutes after the restart, Henderson whipped in a beautiful cross but Christian Benteke failed to connect with the ball. Klopp’s charges continued to dictate matters heading to the hour mark with the Baggies being forced to play deep in their own half. Again they pushed forward, and caused damage in the 71st minute when Jonas Olsson met a searching corner kick and forced it into the net to make it 2-1.
Jose Rondon came close to putting the match to sleep in the 87th minute but the Albion hitman dragged his shot wide of goal. Eight minutes were added at the end of regulation time, with the match all but lost for the Merseyside club, Origi blasted a shot at goal to give his side a dramatic equaliser. Despite earning a point, Klopp now finds himself with a mammoth task of turning things around as he has failed to win at the last three times of asking in all competitions.