(EFE) – Liverpool paid for their mistake with a frustrating draw against West Bromwich (1-1), which profited from one of the few scoring chances they had to leave Anfield with a point that feeds their hopes of permanence.
The setback of Jurgen Klopp’s team against the penultimate of the Premier prevented the consolidation of the leadership ‘network’, which wasted the tie between Leicester and Manchester United to extend its advantage.
Liverpool continues to lead. But Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, who won in Sheffield on Saturday and are now second, are just three points away.
The champion who had numerous occasions was able to obtain a quiet victory. That’s what the game looked like when in the 12th minute a great inside pass from Cameroonian Joel Matip was perfectly controlled by Sadio Mané inside the area. He turned around and beat Sam Johnstone.
He was able to extend the lead several times, especially from Mohammed Salah. But the Egyptian was wrong.
West Bromwich fired their first shot at game time. Karlan Grant was the main threat but Alisson was right to avoid the goal.
Until the final stretch, when in the 82nd minute a side pass from Brazilian Matheus Pereira was headed in by Semi Ajayi, who beat Alisson and established the tie.
Liverpool are still leading with a three-point advantage. West Bromwich, who have only won one game so far this year, are five from remaining.