Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

  • Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

Firmino grabs another winner, Liverpool beats West Brom 1-0

Fifth place Manchester United trail LFC by six points, although they have two games in hand on the Reds.

Mignolet kept a clean sheet as Liverpool narrowly beat West Brom 1-0 at The Hawthorns yesterday.

Liverpool are winning ugly. "You feel the pressure after you see the other teams and their results but we have to look at ourselves and do our jobs". The reaction in the first 20 minutes, that was the first time certain players were doing their own thing rather than doing it for the team and Liverpool picked us off and could have scored again.

Liverpool face Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday before playing Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough in their final four games of the season. Got the victor at Stoke last weekend and repeated the trick here.

In second-half stoppage time, West Brom sent goalkeeper Ben Foster up for a corner but Liverpool claimed possession.

This would necessarily be a problem if shooting was his only option, but Moreno had teammates in acres of space that would have had a much easier route to goal. Yacob gifts the ball to Coutinho and Liverpool pour forward. Hal Robson-Kanu had West Brom's best chance of the half in the 35th minute, but the Welshman could only direct his volley straight into the chest of Mignolet from about 18 yards out.

Chris Brunt pulled back Divock Origi, earning a booking for his troubles, and the Northern Ireland international's indiscipline was punished when Lucas Leiva flicked on James Milner's delivery from the right and Firmino headed home. Firmino makes a lovely run on to Wijnaldum's pass.

It took until the 80th minute for the Baggies to really threaten when substitute Rondon turned Matip and fed in Phillips, who saw his strike saved from inside of the box by the legs of Mignolet. But Liverpool break from Mignolet's punch. It was the Brazilian's 11th Premier League goal of the season and provided the defining moment in a match that only came to life late on.

He added: "We're on a good way, five games to go, and we want to get as many points as we can". And once again Roberto Firmino proved to be the match victor as they reclaimed third spot in the league from Manchester City.