Ben Twelves 16 April 2017
West Brom 0–1 Liverpool
Premier League, The Hawthorns
April 16, 2017
Goals: Firmino 45+1
Reds’ timely ability to win ugly
It has long been said that Klopp’s Liverpool can only win when all conditions suit the Reds, but the German and his side have picked perfect moment to prove they can win ugly.
The Reds ground out a gritty win at Stoke last weekend, with a much-depleted team battling from behind to seal a huge three points.
And that new-found resilience shone through for the second game running at the Hawthorns, where Klopp’s side were again depleted and again below par, but once more dug in and found a way to win.
At times under the pressure the Reds stood strong, with every player working tirelessly to the very last second in a collective effort from front to back.
At a stage of the season where points are prioritised over performance, getting maximum points on the board by any means necessary is the most important aspect, and Klopp’s men have discovered how to do it with immaculate timing.