Liverpool dropped points this weekend. It happens to everybody. The Reds can’t win every single game. We can’t expect perfection given the strain the lads have been put under by this punishing schedule. Liverpool drawing with West Brom isn’t a disaster because our title rivals also slipped up this weekend.
Liverpool held by West Brom
Sunday afternoon was meant to see Liverpool tear West Brom apart.
The Reds had just beaten Crystal Palace 7-0 away from home.
We were expecting an equally fluid, lethal performance.
Unluckily for Kopites, the Baggies had just installed Big Sam Allardyce as manager.
The gaffer is notorious for his anti-football tactics, his ability to make a game unbearable to watch.
The visitors came and sat deep hoping for a chance on the break or from a set piece.
They got their chance and they took it.
Whilst it may be disgusting football to watch, it works. We have to give them that.
Title rivals drop points
Liverpool weren’t the only team to drop points this weekend, the result was far from a disaster.
Leicester City and Manchester United delivered us the perfect result with a draw at the King Power Stadium.
Spurs fell victim to a late equaliser at Wolves.
Whilst Chelsea were trounced 3-1 by Arsenal at the Emirates.
Man City were the only contenders not to drop points as they edged past Newcastle United.
However, the Citizens were already a few points adrift.
Kopites can take solace in the fact that if there was ever a weekend for us to drop points it was this one.
Our rivals didn’t capitalise on our slip up and we can look forward to the Reds putting on a determined display against Newcastle United in response.
Plus, the return of Thiago will stop us coming unstuck against parked buses in future.