“Divock the Casbah!” – Liverpool supporters react to draw with West Brom

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Some dodgy defensive work and a late Divock Origi strike saw Liverpool draw 2-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates the equaliser goal during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by James Maloney/Propaganda)

Liverpool 2-2 West Brom

Premier League – Anfield – Sunday 13th December 2015

Goals: Henderson 21′, Origi 90+6′; Dawson 30′, Olsson 73′

Heading into Sunday’s much-anticipated Premier League clash, supporters were buoyed by two star names on the teamsheet, with both Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho returning to Jurgen Klopp‘s starting lineup in the league.


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Their presence could not boost the work rate of a poor Christian Benteke however, with the Belgian beginning the gain in familiar, lethargic form.


Nevertheless, Liverpool began with a series of strong attacking moves, looking to punish Boaz Myhill early on.


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It took just over 20 minutes for Henderson to get his name on the scoresheet, finishing off an exceptional team move to put Liverpool 1-0 up.



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But just nine minutes later an abject Simon Mignolet failed to deal with a Baggies set piece, with Craig Dawson benefiting from a kindly bounce in the box to level the scores.


This left the Liverpool support understandably deflated as Craig Pawson blew for half-time.



Unsurprisingly, this translated into the Reds’ performance, with the opening stages of the second half mustering a stale performance, which Klopp looked to counter by introducing Jordon Ibe.


It was West Brom who would have the next say, however, with Jonas Olsson heading Tony Pulis’ side ahead on 73 minutes.



This was followed by a disgusting challenge from West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner, which left Dejan Lovren writhing on the floor, with the Croatian stretchered off to be replaced by Origi.






Origi brought an energy to a Liverpool attack desperately seeking an equaliser, and 15 minutes after his arrival the Belgian saw his long-range effort deflected beyond Myhill to seal a priceless point for the Reds.





Though this late goal left supporters in high spirits, a measure of realism was required.




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After losing to Newcastle United the previous weekend, this stalemate will be a bitter blow for Klopp and his side as they look to challenge for a top-four finish this season.

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