Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

  • Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

The 29-year-old goalkeeper made a key second-half save from West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips as Liverpool won 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Sunday thanks to a goal from Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian global bagged his 11th Premier League goal of the season to emerge as the star performer for the visitors, while Simon Mignolet deserves credit for his second-half save in particular to deny Matt Phillips to preserve Liverpool's lead as he put in a great performance too.

This is the level a top "keeper should consistently be achieving 80% of the time, but when Mignolet plays well, it's the exception rather than the rule, so comparatively speaking, his performances appear to be 'outstanding".

This is the end of the match review because I can't find the words to describe that miss from Alberto Moreno.

West Brom's dour form in front of goal meant Liverpool were scarcely tested until 10 minutes from time. Yacob gifts the ball to Coutinho and Liverpool pour forward.

Firmino's five chances created was not only top amongst players on both sides, but it was more than double what any other player managed.

Firmino found the breakthrough with nearly the last touch of the first half, when Lucas's flick-on found the Brazilian on the far post for a simple header.

Two minutes later, the visitors should have been two goals to the good through Milner, who was found in space at the back post by the impressive Firmino, but he directed his volley over the bar from close range. Rondon turns Matip and surges towards goal. Foster comes up for the Baggies corner. Moreno is clear with men either side, but he shoots from 40 yards and misses the empty net!

The goal completely changed the outlook of the match.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "It's one of the most hard places to go because you can't feel comfortable in one moment of the game".

Each of those clubs, aside from the Blues, have games in hand on Liverpool, who nevertheless know that the battle for Champions League qualification remains in their own control.

The Reds, on the back of their 2-1 win over Stoke last weekend, defeated a Tony Pulis side for the first time on the road.