Liverpool had the match going their way then in one fail swoop the Reds fortunes changed in a matter of moments. A dribble drive into the box by Luis Suarez. Suarez and Albion’s Jonas Olsen both bumped each other. The ref awarded a PK to Liverpool. Upon further review this was not a penalty. Up stepped Steven Gerrard. This should be an easy goal. Not so fast bucko. Former England international Ben Foster stopped em cold. Can you say choke city. This gave West Brom wings on their feet.
Albion scored in the 81st minute off a corner kick. Buda bing Buda boom into the back of the net with a well-placed header by Gareth McAuley sent Anfield into panic city. West Brom added the insurance goal in the 90th minute plus one. Romelu Lukaku sent the Reds faithful home near a suicide watch.
The final tally was 2-0 West Brom.
This was the first time since 1966-67 West Brom swept Liverpool. This was the Reds first home loss since December. This loss may have sealed Liverpool’s fate of a chance to finish in the top six.
See http://espnfc.com/us/en/report/345629/report.html?soccernet=true&cc=5901 for the match story.
West Brom and Liverpool switched places in the table. Albion is in eighth with 37 points. Liverpool is ninth with 36 points. The Reds trail my guys from Arsenal by eight points with twelve matches left in the season.
For Liverpool to get into a Champions League spot they would have to run the table and hope that Spurs, Arsenal, and Chelsea have a major brain fart and lose eight of the last twelve matches. Not in this lifetime but stranger things have happened.
In their last five matches the Reds have won one, lost twice and tied two. This will not get it done. Last year Liverpool finished in eighth place with 52 points. The Reds will be hard pressed to equal last years point total.
There you have it from the Bobby Gee De Futebol zone.
Gunner for life.