With Arsene Wenger leaving at the end of the season, all is changing dramatically in the Premier League but some things haven't changed: Liverpool are still capable of curiously and carelessly blowing up against the bottom side in the division. Having already lost away to Swansea this season, Liverpool failed to beat West Brom for a third time this season, blowing a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at the Hawthorns.
Liverpool took an early lead through Danny Ings and doubled it after 72 minutes through Salah, first name WhoElseButMo. Yet Jake Livermore pulled a goal back for West Brom five minutes later, and Salomon Rondon then slammed in an equaliser with two minutes to go.
After the game, an irate Jurgen Klopp criticised West Brom's tactic of not watering the pitch, and took a dig at the relegation-doomed club when asked how much of a difference the pitch made.
I wasn't happy the pitch. You have never played football, obviously. It makes a massive difference. If the pitch is dry you can't really pass the ball more than three or four yards. That's for all teams in the world, if you play football. If you do it like West Brom, constantly in the air, you don't need a wet pitch. That's how it is. We have to deal with that and they can play football with a dry pitch next year in the Championship.