Liverpool were reeling after a stunning 2-0 loss to Newcastle United last week, and needed something against West Bromwich Albion to get back into the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League.
The Reds may not have got all of the points against Tony Pulis’s Baggies, but they saved face late on thanks to a fine effort from Divock Origi, who rescued a point in the 95th minute of stoppage time.
Jordan Henderson got Liverpool on the board early thanks to a perfect assist from Adam Lallana to take a 1-0 lead.
But West Brom would not go away quietly, as they scored a goal of their own, catching goalkeeper Simon Mignolet flat-footed to take a 1-1 draw in at the break.
The Reds found themselves in a heap of trouble in the second half, first when Jonas Olsson converted a corner kick into a perfectly-placed header to take the 2-1 lead – and then again when starting centre-back Dejan Lovren injured his leg on the pitch, writhing in agony before being stretchered off.
But Lovren’s injury may have bee a positive turning point for the Reds, because his injury made the officials add a whole eight minutes to extra time, opportunity enough for Klopp’s side to rescue something from an otherwise disappointing encounter.
During additional time, it was Origi – who recently bagged a hat-trick against Southampton in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals – who got the equalizer at the 90+5′ mark to save a point for Liverpool.
Although the Reds didn’t get all of the points they wanted, they still managed to finish the weekend in a top seven position, and closed the gap on Tottenham Hotspur, who themselves fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United.
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Video: Jordan Henderson goal – Liverpool captain opens scoring against West Brom with first effort of the season