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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers remains in positive mood and believes that disappointment at only picking up a point at West Brom shows how far the club has come since he took charge.
Liverpool lost 3-0 at the Hawthorns in Rodgers’ first game at the helm at the start of last season, but they have taken great strides since then and should have won Sunday’s clash to maintain their title challenge.
The Reds were leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Daniel Sturridge but an awful error by Kolo Toure allowed Victor Anichebe to grab the equaliser midway through the second half.
Liverpool are now just two points ahead of arch rivals Everton in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place, but Rodgers believes that in the end Sunday’s result could turn out be a point gained rather than two dropped.
“Of course whenever you have good control of the game at 1-0 there weren’t many chances – but we dominated possession and looked dangerous with the ball and it was just one of those unfortunate things where we made a mistake and got punished,” Rodgers said.
“Hopefully in the future we’ll see it as a point gained but I think it tells you everything about our expectancy.
“We came here (and lost) and lost at home last year but we’ve got four points out of six and for us to be disappointed with a point away from home shows the growth of the team.”
Next up for Liverpool is a crucial home clash with Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday, with Liverpool’s form at the moment seeing them installed as 2.13 favourites to take the win, with the draw priced at 3.36 and a Gunners’ victory on offer at 3.38.