Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Controversy holds wasteful Reds

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  • LFC has 71 percent possession
  • Reds boast 13-6 edge in shots
  • Baggies winless since August

A resolute display from visiting West Brom and a bizarre disallowed Dominic Solanke goal left Liverpool with just a point from a scoreless draw at Anfield on Wednesday.

Solanke was adjudged to have purposely handled his late second half goal mouth offering, and the Reds didn’t find an answer in staying fifth with 31 points.

West Brom moves 17th with 14 points.

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Roberto Firmino came close to opening the scoring in the 17th minute when Mohamed Salah‘s bounding pass met his side foot at the back post, but the Brazilian’s shot zipped across the goal.

Jonny Evans blocked Liverpool’s next best chance, as a ball from the left gave Salah a better than half chance to make it 1-0 in the 43rd minute.

The Reds looked destined for nothing, and felt even worse when Dominic Solanke’s inadvertent handling of a Joe Gomez cross into the goal was deemed intentional.

Ben Foster stopped an attempt and Evans blocked Solanke’s rebound as the Reds found sudden late life.

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