The Reds headed out at Anfield on the back of a disappointing stalemate in Sunday’s Merseyside derby, with Klopp restoring the ‘Fab Four’ to his starting lineup hoping for improvement.
But with the Baggies holding firm, Liverpool were unable to find the breakthrough they needed, with Dominic Solanke finding the back of the net only his effort to be ruled out for handball.
This draw leaves Liverpool having extended their unbeaten run to 11 games, but now having taken just two points from a possible six in their last two outings.
The Fab Four’s failure to fire was lamented…
In terms of @LFC's fab four, Mane has been a bit Pete Best these last two games.
— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) December 13, 2017
“Salah lost his mojo early, Coutinho and Mane looked like they left theirs in the changing room before kick off.”
– Jase on the forums.
While Klopp’s rotation came in for criticism…
Evidence tonight that Sunday, more than anything else, was a momentum killer. We were flying going into that game. Win that we go into tonight bouncing. Managers got its massively wrong with those two team selections. Let’s hope he learns from it.
— Stephen Evans (@StephenEvans75) December 13, 2017
Glad we rested players for the Derby. Really paid off there. #LFC
— Michael Owen (@mfowen91) December 13, 2017
– Jon Gates on Facebook.
Rubbish. We should have been fresh with the changes, didn’t perform like it.
2 points against the likes of Pardew & Fat Sam. Not good enough.
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) December 13, 2017
That rotation worked out well, 2 points from 6 against shite, sports science hey ? stick to playing your best 11 when you have momentum, then learn how to use your subs to affect or control a game ?
— Rome to Madrid via Istanbul (@tedthered77) December 13, 2017
Fans questioned the referee’s decision to rule out Solanke’s goal…
Four points dropped by Liverpool in 4 days due to poor refereeing decisions. I imagine Klopp will be fuming.
— Colin Spreag (@ColinSpreag) December 13, 2017
Against Modern Referees
— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) December 13, 2017
“2 poor refereeing decisions have cost us 4 points.”
– Jack Thompson on Facebook.
We literally have no luck in the world. Penalty given against us vs Everton that should never have stood and now Solanke’s goal wrongly ruled out.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 13, 2017
And few found optimism in another two points dropped…
It's these games season upon season #LFC have struggled with. Can have all the firepower in the world but if you don't know how to win in different ways, it's useless. Feels like a loss.
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) December 13, 2017
Absolutely fuming here. Feels like we're in another rut now just a week after it looked like we were flying.
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) December 13, 2017
A bad, bad performance, simple as that.
Knew it would finish 0-0 from approximately 15 minutes onwards, which can't be good.
Thought the Anfield crowd were shocking too.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 13, 2017
“2 goals in 2 games to 1 goal in 2 games. This team is boom or bust. So difficult to be a fan of Liverpool. One week you look like world beaters, the next like a mid table team. Tough.”
– Andy Harris on Facebook.
Clubs aren’t going to come to Anfield and open the door. Games take patience, but the attitude has to be spot on and at times I think this team expects the opposition to simply roll over.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) December 13, 2017
Didn’t create enough. Poor in final third. Terrible result against a well organized WBA
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) December 13, 2017
Bad result. Decent-ish performance. Morale clearly sapped by Everton draw. Useless ref (just 3 mins of added time?) didn't help.
— Paul Grech (@paul_grech) December 13, 2017
“We can’t just attack attack attack. The players must learn to play controlled and defensive football or else we won’t win the PL any time soon.”
– Elessar on the forums.
Liverpool FC: strange, mad, infuriating football team.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) December 13, 2017
Even when will were the best team in the world we had games like that. It's how you respond to them in the next game that counts.
— Steven Scragg (@Scraggy_74) December 13, 2017
*whispers* 11 games without defeat now and still only four points off third.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 13, 2017