Former Reds defender claims that West Brom was too easy that Liverpool players underestimated them.
At the same week that most of the title contenders and rivals ofLiverpool
's side missed the change to have a 5 points lead at the top of the table. Mane scored the first goal against West Brom early in the game and Liverpool fans expected another victory with a handful of goals.
However, no matter how much Liverpool player tried to penetrate the West Brom’s defense, Allardyce’s compact defense did not show any sign of being broken. West Brom finally scored a goal by Semi Ajayi in front of Liverpool fans to stop the previous winner of the Premier League.
says Liverpool players thought the gave was finished.
“They all stepped off the gas and thought the game was won. They all thought it was too easy and they had to do more,"
the former Reds defender said on Match of the Day 2.
“I think the standards that we expect from Liverpool dropped in the second half.”
“It almost felt too easy for them, didn’t it? It was like a training game in the first half. It was wave after wave of attack. West Brom didn’t really give anything back as they were smothered. You still, though, felt Liverpool had to give more.
“With the way West Brom kept their game plan, even after going a goal down, that was the impressive thing about it. Even when you go a goal down you ask yourself whether you believe in what you are doing.
“They were very brave in what they did.”