Liverpool 2 West Brom 3: Baggies stun Jurgen Klopp’s men in thrilling Anfield clash


It was a case of ‘in, out, in, out, shake it all about’ as the controversial Video Assistant Referee system took centre stage in what – infuriatingly – turned out to be one hell of a video game.
Decisions given, decisions refused by the controller Andre Marriner sitting in the warmth and safety of a studio almost 200 miles away from the action.
VAR ruled okay – or not in some cases on a mad night, with West Brom hanging on by their fingernails for a precious FA Cup fourth-round victory courtesy of a Jay Rodriguez double and a Joel Matip own goal.
Liverpool had taken an early lead through Roberto Firmino to the delight of boss Jurgen Klopp who also saw Mo Salah score a 77th-minute second – his 25th of the season.
But it was just not enough and West Brom boss Alan Pardew returned to the Midlands with one of the most memorable triump...
 

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