Liverpool 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Semi Ajayi scores dramatic late equaliser

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Sadio Mane gives Liverpool the lead over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield
Sadio Mane has scored six Premier League targets in 2020-21

Semi Ajayi scored a dramatic late equaliser towards leaders Liverpool to earn suffering West Brom their first level since Sam Allardyce took fee.

Jurgen Klopp’s aspect gave the impression to be going 5 issues transparent on the most sensible of the desk when Sadio Mane chested down Joel Matip’s lengthy ball ahead and hearth previous Sam Johnstone.

Liverpool ruled for lengthy sessions with out including to their lead however the Baggies stepped forward after the damage and equalised within the 83rd minute.

Ajayi leapt prime above the house defence to ship a header in off the publish to spark jubilant celebrations from the away group at Anfield.

West Brom keeper Johnstone made a excellent save to disclaim Roberto Firmino a winner.

Reds annoyed by way of Baggies

There used to be a deep sense of frustration at full-time from Liverpool’s gamers when they dropped issues at Anfield for the primary time this season.

Klopp walked to the Kop to recognize the two,000 fanatics allowed into the bottom as the house group headed for the dressing room realizing they’d let two issues slip.

It has been a huge 2020 with the Reds finishing a 30-year look forward to a primary identify, however this used to be now not the outcome they sought after of their ultimate house recreation of 2020.

Klopp’s aspect ruled the primary half of, taking part in 84% ownership, however have been not able so as to add to a luxurious end by way of Senegal ahead Mane.

Their dominance used to be highlighted by way of captain Jordan Henderson, who finished 39 extra passes (85) than West Brom as a group (46) ahead of half-time.

But the guests have been livelier after the damage and, after Liverpool misplaced defender Joel Matip to damage, the hosts allowed West Brom some way again.

Alisson did neatly to stay out Karlan Grant after the ahead had were given the easier of Rhys Williams ahead of Ajayi’s equaliser.

Johnstone’s save to stay out Firmino proper on the finish handiest added to Liverpool’s frustration, their lead on the most sensible now 3 issues.

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Liverpool

  1. Squad quantity15Player identifyOxlade-Chamberlain
  2. Squad quantity27Player identifyOrigi
  3. Squad quantity46Player identifyR Williams

West Bromwich Albion

  1. Squad quantity1Player identifyJohnstone

  2. Squad quantity2Player identifyFurlong

  3. Squad quantity6Player identifyAjayi

  4. Squad quantity27Player identifyO’Shea

  5. Squad quantity3Player identifyGibbs

  6. Squad quantity7Player identifyRobinson

  7. Squad quantity10Player identifyPhillips

  8. Squad quantity19Player identifySawyers

  9. Squad quantity18Player identifyGallagher

  10. Squad quantity11Player identifyDiangana

  11. Squad quantity29Player identifyGrant

  1. Squad quantity12Player identifyMatheus Pereira

  2. Squad quantity15Player identifyAustin

  3. Squad quantity20Player identifyIvanovic

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Line-ups

Liverpool

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32MatipSubstituted forR Williamsat 60′mins
  • 3Fabinho
  • 26Robertson
  • 17JonesSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 83′mins
  • 14Henderson
  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 11Salah
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forOrigiat 90′mins
  • 10Mané

Substitutes

  • 7Milner
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 18Minamino
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 27Origi
  • 46R Williams
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher
  • 76N Williams

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 2Furlong
  • 6Ajayi
  • 27O’SheaBooked at 56minutes
  • 3Gibbs
  • 7RobinsonSubstituted forCosta Pereiraat 73′mins
  • 10Phillips
  • 19Sawyers
  • 18GallagherSubstituted forIvanovicat 90+1′mins
  • 11Diangana
  • 29GrantSubstituted forAustinat 78′mins

Substitutes

  • 12Costa Pereira
  • 13Grosicki
  • 15Austin
  • 16Harper
  • 17Krovinovic
  • 20Ivanovic
  • 22Peltier
  • 24Kipré
  • 25Button

Referee:
Kevin Friend

Attendance:
2,000

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