Liverpool’s next Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion can’t possibly be more frustrating than their last against Manchester United.
The physicality and bloody-mindedness of Tony Pulis’ side can infuriate some of the division’s elite teams, but Jurgen Klopp knows exactly what to expect when they welcome the Baggies to Anfield.
Of course, Pulis will have his own game plan, which is likely to include plenty of chances to exploit the Reds’ weaknesses from set pieces.
West Brom have scored four times from corners already this season, which in many ways makes them a nightmare for Liverpool, whose struggles in that department have been well-documented.
Klopp admits that is one element of the game which could cause problems for his men, as no matter how much they work on them in training, they still can’t seem to master balls coming into the box.
“Everybody knows a little bit about their style of play, so there’s obvious things I can say,” he said, as per the Liverpool Echo.
“There will be a lot of set-pieces, 100%.
“They are really strong at this, each Liverpool fan thinks there is one real weakness (for us) and it’s set-pieces.”
However frustrating the United game will have been, Klopp will at least have been pleased that his side kept their first clean sheet of the season. If they can repeat that against West Brom, they should be on their way to three points which could even put them top of the table depending on results elsewhere.