Steve Clarke had no complaints after Liverpool’s dominate 4-1 victory over the Baggies yesterday.
The Reds were in fine form and found Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in unstoppable form.
Suarez opened the scoring for the Reds in the 12th minute when he skipped past Claudio Yacob and nut-megged Jonas Olsson before firing past Boaz Myhill.
The striker was at it again five minutes later when he headed home from the edge of the area to double Liverpool’s advantage.
He then completed his hattrick in the 55th minute with a free header before James Morrison pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.
But as Albion tried to find a way back into the game, Sturridge scored an audacious chip over Myhill in the 77th minute.
“The best team won and my immediate concern is watching the DVD of the game on the coach journey back and trying to work out why we started the game so slowly,” admitted Clarke.
“We didn’t get into the game at all.
“By the time we got a foothold, we were 2-0 down.
“Against a team like Liverpool and the form they’re in, plus the front two they’ve got just now, it was always going to be a difficult task.
“We plugged away.
“Maybe if Nico had got a better touch on the ball a couple of minutes before half-time, or if we had got a penalty decision the players were adamant we should have done, and gone in 2-1 down, it could have been different.
“The third goal was crucial and Liverpool got it from a set-play, which was disappointing.
“But we still stuck at it. The penalty put us back in the game at 3-1 and we had one or two half chances after that.
“The team kept going until the end but the finish from Sturridge put the icing on the cake for Liverpool and killed the game for us.”
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Source: WBA MAD