Origi saves point for Reds against Baggies

    Henderson celebrates scoring the opener with Lallana

    Divock Origi scored a ninety-fifth minute goal to grab a late draw for Liverpool against West Brom.

    The Belgian international striker, who came on for the injured Dejan Lovren with just over ten minutes remaining, hit a speculative shot from outside the area that was deflected past Boaz Myhill.

    Liverpool looked to be on course for a second Premier League defeat in a row after West Brom had come from a goal down to lead 2-1 going into injury time.

    And there were eight minutes of that additional time thanks to the injury to Lovren that was caused by Craig Gardner – and many felt that referee Craig Pawson should have shown the midfielder a red card. The pair went into a 50/50 challenge for a loose ball, but Gardner followed through and caught the centre-back, who had to be carried off.

    Jordan Henderson, making his first league start under Klopp, had given the Reds the lead after twenty-one minutes when he slotted home on the edge of the six yard box following excellent build-up play. Adam Lallana nodded down the cross for Henderson to have a simple finish.

    The lead only lasted nine minutes, however, as Craig Dawson got an equaliser for the visitors after some poor goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet. The stopper came for the corner, but couldn’t keep hold of the ball and allowed the defender to hit home for Tony Pulis’ side.

    It looked like Klopp’s side would going into the break 2-1 down when Jonas Olsson tucked away from a long free-kick just before the break. But the assistant referee correctly raised his flag as several West Brom players were offside.

    Pulis was enraged by the decision and he continued arguing with the officials going down the tunnel while Olsson berated the referee at the whistle.

    The Swedish defender did get his name on the scoresheet as he gave his side the lead in the seventy-third minute when he escaped Martin Skrtel to nod past the hapless Mignolet from a well-taken corner.

    It looked like being the decisive goal before Origi hit home the goal that saved Klopp from a home defeat very similar in manner to the loss against Crystal Palace.

    The point moves the Reds up into ninth place ahead of rivals Everton, five points off fourth placed Manchester United and two off Spurs in fifth.

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