Liverpool failed to get all three points after a 1-1 draw with West Brom, but it was largely down to their defender Kolo Toure. His lackadaisical pass was quickly intercepted by West Brom, who managed to score from the effort. Until then, Liverpool were dominating the encounter, but this equaliser appeared to take the wind out of them. The dropped points mean that the possibility of winning the title, which still remains realistic, has evaporated slightly. Brendan Rodgers said after the match that it was a great opportunity to maintain their latest top four race, but the team failed to take it.
Victor Anichebe capitalised on the mistake from Touré to score his first goal against Liverpool. The draw is a massive boost for the team, which has been struggling against relegation throughout this season. The recent appointment of Pepe Mel as the manager appears to have brought some stability to the club, but they still remain winless in their last three matches. Touré has stated that the entire squad is disappointed with the outcome, but Rodgers has not been angry with him because of the mistake. The former Arsenal and Manchester City player came to Liverpool in the summer on a free transfer.
He was in excellent form in the first half of the season, but has been making shaky in recent weeks.
“It was a game we should have won 1-0. It was a terrible pass by me. It’s hard because we played well. It was a tough game. I take the call because it was a very bad pass. I haven’t seen him [Anichebe]. I should have just played to Aly [Cissokho]. My pass just put the team in a difficult situation. I haven’t seen him and I shouldn’t have passed the ball there. You have to make decisions. Today I took a bad one,” Touré said.