Isn’t it always the way, when someone leaves the club, they come back to haunt them. whether it be a player or a manager, sometimes you can guess the outcome before the match as it is written in the stars. And it seems to be when a player or manager leaves on not the best terms, that they are more likely to put one over their former team. Adebayor scoring against Arsenal and Tevez against United spring to mind, but there are many more example of this and Roy Hodgson’s West Brom beating Liverpool is a great one of that.
West Brom need the points to stay up, and Liverpool needed the points to push further up the table, but the football world was more interested in if Hodgson was going to get one over his old employers, and with Liverpool leading the game, you would have thought no. But like Manchester United showed, just because you are not winning, doesn’t mean you have lost!
Skrtel Gave Liverpool the lead in the second half when he headed in Meireles’s corner, but West Brom got themselves back in the game when Chris Brunt stepped up to take the penalty they were awarded for a foul by Kyrgiakos when he brought down Odemwingie and drove it down the middle past Reina. West Brom seemed to then have the belief that they could go on and win, and Liverpool didnt seem like doing much to stop that. West Brom tried as hard as they could to score and with full time approaching it looked like it was going to be a hard fought, if not unfortunate 1-1, but when Odemwingie was brought down by Kyrgiakos, The Baggies bagged themselves a second penalty. Brunt again stepped up and fired another powerful effort past Reina.
Hodgson may say all the right things in interviews after the game, but in private he will be enjoying getting a victory over the Red’s after the not so pleasant time he had at Anfield, and a well deserved victory aswell.