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Klopp Blames Liverpool Draw At West Brom On Dry Pitch

Klopp Blames Liverpool Draw At West Brom On Dry Pitch

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has criticised West Bromwich Albion for not watering their pitch at half time in their Premier League encounter at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Reds led 2-0 at a point in the game courtesy of goals by Danny Ings and Mohamed Salah.

However, two goals in the last 11 minutes of the game from Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon earned the struggling baggies a 2-2 draw.

A visibly disappointed Klopp was left bemused at how the hosts let the pitch become drier as the game went on.

“We controlled it pretty well, their only opportunity was with set pieces, the rest we defended really well,” the German stated after the game.

“The whole game was a plot on the goalkeeper, everyone loves it in this country, but it makes life difficult for the goalie.

“It was a difficult game as the pitch got drier and drier. West Brom decided not to water the pitch at half time and that makes it difficult.

“It makes a massive difference. A team like West Brom do not need a wet pitch, they can do it next year playing on a dry pitch in the Championship.”

Liverpool remain third in the table following the draw, three points ahead of fourth-placed Tottenham.

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  • Djeniko 7 months ago

    @Complete Sport, @anyone. Please kindly explain it to me how an un-watered field could affect the play of a team that is third on the EPL table having one of the world’s deadliest striker in the team and it did not affect the other team that is an almost relegated team? The report said it was water in the first half but not in the second half, right? A Liverpool fan is helping me: “It means that the sun producing heat was so high that it evaporated all the water and the ground suddenly became so hardddd like concrete. Hard is stressed! So when the goal keeper dived, he will land on the concrete and started to complain. Meanwhile Mo Salah who has been smarting all along could not run again.” My question, what about West Brom? Liverpool fan explain : “It was a West Brom ground so they are used to it. They got all their goals in the 2nd half.” My question, but they are relegation bound, why did it not been affecting other teams? My Liverpool fan ask me to go ask other team fans how the survived the concrete ground of West Bromwich Albion. Can someone help me here as we must get to the root of this matter of un-watered field. It is a serious matter because other teams will start to use this concretelike field to cheat these big team since it ‘worked’ for West Bromwich Albion.