Well we can stop that talk about how Liverpool had a chance to finish in the top four in the Premier League. Today’s 2-0 defeat at home ended all hope of that, and probably ended any hope of even qualifying for the Europa League.
This was a game that Liverpool dominated, but as they have done in the past they could score. Liverpool had 23 shorts, 14 of them on target and no goals. Brendan Rodgers is facing the same problem that Kenny Dalglish faced. Liverpool create tons of chances, but without a true goalscorer, they cannot put teams away. Yes I know that Suarez is second in the league in scoring, but for at least two years now, Liverpool have has a glaring need for a poacher. Someone who hangs around the opponents six-yard box and scores. Suarez is not that type of player, and neither is Borini.
The closest Liverpool came to scoring was a Steven Gerrard penalty that was well saved by Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster who was sensational.
But for all Liverpool’s possession (57% to 43% advantage) they could not get the goal they deserved, and West Brom hit them with a classic sucker punch nine minutes from time when Daniel Agger lost Gareth McAuley to head in Chris Brunt’s corner.
Steve Clark’s side were not finished as they rubbed more salt into Liverpool’s wounds when Romelu Lukaku took Brunt’s pass, left Agger for dead before finishing nicely past Reina.
What has happened to Agger? His two mistakes cost Liverpool the game tonight.