Tony Pulis: 'Roberto Firmino goal should not have stood'

Tony Pulis: 'Roberto Firmino goal should not have stood'

"Firmino is blocking Dawson off at the back for the goal, the referee blew for us in the first half when Darren Fletcher blocked the goalkeeper - make your mind up which is worse".

It was, nearly inevitably, Firmino who broke the deadlock at the end of an unenthralling half, as James Milner's free kick was flicked on by Lucas into the path of the 25-year-old forward, who swooped unmarked at the far post to head home.

He added: "At Stoke it was different, we went to Europe and got to a cup final".

"Maybe then I would have thought it was done because with West Brom it's not only set-pieces".

"He's a good boy, really". But it was excitement until the end - pretty much always whenever we are involved. We can only get better for it but I think we proved what we can do away from home again.' Mignolet told Liverpool's website.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet coped well when called upon, following an exceptional set of saves to secure the victory at Stoke last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp refused to blame Alberto Moreno after the Liverpool full-back wasted a glorious chance to hand his team a 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion by shooting from distance rather than feed a team-mate with Ben Foster stranded upfield.

He said: "We were really disappointed about the goal".

"He made an important save [from Matt Phillips with 10 minutes remaining] and in the end, it doesn't look that spectacular, but he was really present around the set-pieces". He was really lively, front-footed, all that stuff.

Albion have now taken just four points - against Manchester United and Arsenal - from their last seven games as their bid to break 50 points for the first time in the Premier League falters.

"We know it's a hard place to go to, West Brom, especially the last 10 minutes, but we dealt well with it and I think we deserved the three points".

"It's not as though the team's not creating opportunities".

"He defended well and, honestly, it was a really good game". I thought we did enough to get a point.

Asked if West Brom owner Guochuan Lai was in Birmingham to discuss such transfers, Pulis revealed: "No, his wife is".

Divock Origi's header was disallowed for offside shortly afterwards and all Liverpool needed to win was to keep their concentration.



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