Liverpool picked up one of their most important wins of the season on Sunday, with Roberto Firmino‘s header edging the Reds past West Brom.
Following an ugly win at Stoke City last weekend, Jurgen Klopp was looking for another three points away to a powerful Baggies side.
Liverpool never hit their best form on a tense afternoon, but they showed great resilience to come through a potentially tricky contest.
Philippe Coutinho was restored to the starting lineup, having started on the bench at Stoke, along with his compatriot Firmino.
Joel Matip was a towering presence throughout the contest, with his aerial ability and class on the ball both catching the eye.
The first half was a dire affair, but Firmino headed home right on the stroke of half-time, following Lucas Leiva‘s flick-on.
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster spent much of the closing stages in the Liverpool half, leaving Alberto Moreno open for a woeful miss with the goal gaping on the break.
Emre Can and Divock Origi, two players who have come in for plenty of criticism this season, both enjoyed a good afternoon for the Reds. Can, in particular, was excellent.
Simon Mignolet has been similarly under fire from a section of the fanbase, but as was the case away to Stoke, he made a vital second-half save.
He enjoyed the win, as did Klopp.
The victory sees Liverpool leap back into third place in the Premier League, and their top-four chances are now looking extremely healthy.
Next up is the visit of Crystal Palace next Sunday, as the Reds look to make it six wins out of eight.