Two things Klopp got wrong and one he got right as Alisson seals Liverpool win

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Liverpool had goalkeeper Alisson to thank for a dramatic late win over West Brom to boost their Champions League hopes.

Alisson strode up for a corner in the final seconds and netted a bullet-header unmarked to secure three vital points.

Hal-Robson Kanu gave West Brom a lead with a tidy finish after Liverpool were all at the sea in the early stages.

Liverpool's equaliser was a moment of inspiration from Mohamed Salah, who fired first-time past helpless Baggies shot-stopper Sam Johnstone.

And Alisson’s last-minute winner will live long in the memory for Liverpool fans.

Daily Star Sport take a look at what the Liverpool boss got right and wrong at the Hawthorns…

Defensive decisions backfire

Nobody has envied Klopp's defensive nightmare this season amid the injury crisis.

But the German boss could have missed a trick in starting Fabinho at the back.

Inexperienced centre-back duo Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams were both at fault for Robson-Kanu's expertly taken early goal.

Gini Wijnaldum dropped to the bench meaning Klopp wasn't limited in midfield options either.

Phillips and Williams are a vulnerable pairing and Fabinho, who has filled in well in the role, could have brought some more assurance to the position.

Robson-Kanu had plenty of joy in behind and Liverpool's defending wasn't up to scratch.

Tactical tweaks fail to pay off

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    Xherdan Shaqiri came on for Curtis Jones and biggest threat Salah played down the middle with the Swiss international and Mane on the flanks.

    The Reds were fortunate to have Kyle Bartley's goal ruled off for offside but the onus was on them to get the goal that put them in pole position for the Champions League positions.

    Klopp's men found plenty of good opening's but Klopp's tinkering didn't pay off as they struggled to find a late winner.

    That was until Alisson came up with an unforgettable moment in added time.

    Getting the best out of Salah

    If Liverpool do qualify the Champions League spots, they have a certain Egyptian to thank.

    Klopp has struggled to generate the elite levels of his players from last season but he has not had that problem with Salah.

    Salah brought the Reds back into the game from nothing as he swivelled and curled past Johnstone in style from distance.

    He is now level with Tottenham's Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot.

    • Liverpool FC
    • Jurgen Klopp
    • West Bromwich Albion FC
    • Mohamed Salah
    • Champions League

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