Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 10/38)

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Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 10/38)
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Liverpool traveled to The Hawthorns to play against former Reds manager Roy Hodgson's West Bromwich Albion

The match heaped pressure on manager Kenny Dalglish, as his side came from two consecutive draws—one against a side that had been written off even before the match had started.

To lose to Hodgson would have put Dalglish under further scrutiny, but the traveling Kop were not to be disappointed. 

Liverpool started the game strong, putting pressure on the Baggies' back four. Suarez had a chance to put the visitors up in the early stages of the match, but his control was poor.

Suarez, however, undeterred by his mistake found himself in the penalty box after a quick one-two play with Glen Johnson. As the Uruguayan jostled for the ball, Jerome Thomas appeared to push him to the ground. 

Referee Lee Mason had no choice but to point to the spot.

Charlie Adam stepped up and the Reds were up a goal against Hodgson's team. 

Suarez pestered the defenders and was unfortunate to net a goal, but Liverpool's No. 9 stepped up just before the half to put the game out of reach for the Baggies.

The Liverpool back four looked comfortable, helping Pepe Reina maintain a clean sheet and winning 83 percent of their tackles. 

 

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October 29: West Bromwich Albion (A)

Liverpool Lineup

 Goalkeeper: Reina
Defense: Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Midfield: Henderson, Lucas, Adam (penalty goal 9'), Downing
Attack: Suarez (off 82'), Carroll (goal 45+1')
Substitutes: Rodriguez, Spearing, Kuyt, Bellamy (on 82'), Doni, Flanagan, Coates

 

West Brom Lineup

 Goalkeeper: Foster
Defense: Reid, McAuley, Olsson (yellow 35'), Jones
Midfield: Brunt, Scharner (off 58'), Mulumbu (off 63'), Thomas, Tchoyi (off 71') 
Attack: Odemwingie
Substitutes: Morrison (on 58'), Dorrans (on 63'), Shorey, Gera, Cox (on 71'), Dawson, Fülop

 

You can read the full match report here.

 

Match Stats: (Home | Away)

 Total shots: 12 | 18
Shots on target: 1 | 4
Shot accuracy: 20% | 25%
Possession: 42.3% | 57.7%
Offsides: 3 | 8
Corners: 3 | 10
Total passes: 369 | 513
Passing accuracy: 74.3% | 80.5%
Total crosses: 19 | 27
Successful crosses: 15.8% | 22.2%
Tackles: 13 | 19
Tackles won: 53.8% | 84.2%
Fouls conceded: 12 | 10
Yellow cards: 1 | 0
Red cards: 0 | 0

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Liverpool Stats for the Season

 Goals: 14
Conceded: 10
Shots: 169
Shots on target: 53
Offsides: 41
Corners: 81
Passes: 4632
Crosses: 269
Tackles: 200
Fouls conceded: 95
Yellow cards: 14
Red cards: 2

 

Liverpool Form: W, D, L (H) / w, d, l (A)
l-W-w-D-D-w

Stay tuned for tomorrow's game recap: Liverpool: Remembering the 2011-12 EPL Season (Game 11/38).

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