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Roberto Firmino grabs another victor, Liverpool beat West Brom 1-0

Roberto Firmino grabs another victor, Liverpool beat West Brom 1-0

However, Liverpool should have led on 15 minutes when they pounced on a hesitation from Claudio Yacob in the West Brom midfield, stole possession and broke with pace.

Roberto Firmino's 11th Premier League goal of the season kept Jurgen Klopp's team on course for a top-four finish, while Mignolet was rarely threatened in the away goal.

The Brazil forward headed home at a free kick in first-half stoppage time to lift Liverpool back above Manchester City into third place.

Brazil global Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game just shy of half-time as he headed home from James Milners free kick.

Nacer Chadli should have added to his five goals for Albion but swung a boot at fresh air after Matt Phillips hooked the ball towards him at the back post.

Brazil worldwide Firmino headed home from a free kick with virtually the last touch of the first half in a tight game with few chances.

Coutinho - less than a minute later - sidefooted a volley wide of goal, before Hal Robson-Kanu hit a tame effort straight at Simon Mignolet after making space for himself. After the interval, Milner had a chance to make it 2-0 but he volleyed over at the far post from Firmino's cross from the right.

The Brazilian converted a flick-on from Lucas Leiva to seal a fifth win in their last seven games for Liverpool.

West Brom introduced three substitutes in an effort to change the pattern of the game but they were met with stubborn resistance from the visitors.

"In the second half, we did this much better".

But, having already racked up some terse tussles with Albion boss Tony Pulis during his time in the Premier League, Klopp found it impossible to relax.

- Since the start of last season, Firmino has been directly involved in 34 Premier League goals (21 goals, 13 assists), more than any other Liverpool player.


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