First off, some of the attacking football that was on display was simply breath-taking. The intensity of the pressing, the way the players interchanged with each other, and I know I tend to go on and on about this, but the work rate of this Liverpool team is phenomenal.
The Reds started the game really brightly and quickly got into their stride. West Brom came with a defensive plan to frustrate the home team, however, Klopp’s men had other plans.
Anfield was buzzing as the reds showed their intent with their slick passes and quick movements on and off the ball.
The first goal in the twenty-first minute was superb, the patient build-up, Coutinho’s dummy to devise the first goal and Sadio Mane’s finish was a joy to watch.
The little magician, Philipe Coutinho scored the second goal when he received the ball from Mane, dummied two defenders in the box, and shot into the bottom corner.
The Reds went in at half-time two goals to the good.
The second half Liverpool pressed and attacked but could not score the third goal. However, nine minutes from time Chris Brunt’s corner was helped on by Craig Dawson to the far post, where Gareth McAuley had time to control the ball and volley it past goalkeeper Loris Karius.
It was a very good team performance from Liverpool, starting from the front. Coutinho was outstanding, he had a major hand in both goals, and fellow countryman Roberto Firmino worked tirelessly for the team, and was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.
West Brom came to Anfield to defend and hoped to get a point, but Liverpool move the ball around really well, and unlike the United game Klopp’s men created chances after chances and could have won by more.
One year on from when Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfield, he has made the staff, the players, and the fans believe that they are special and most importantly the team looks and play like title contender.