Four key Liverpool underperformers against West Brom

Aly Cissokho

Liverpool lost the chance to extend their advantage in the race for the Champions League places by drawing at the Hawthorns. Who underperformed?

We have picked out four who did not have good game or perform to their potential...

1) Kolo Toure's individual error was the first he has made this season which has led to a goal, and it was a costly one at that, gifting West Brom a point. For comparison, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has made four times that amount and only Jordan Henderson has suffered the same fate on one occasion.

PlayerError Lead To GoalMins
Simon Mignolet 4 2,160
Jordan Henderson 1 2,139
Kolo Touré 1 1,227

2) Aly Cissoko - Excluding his 20 minute cameo debut against Aston Villa, this game against West Brom saw Cissokho record a lower percentage of his passes than any other game he has played in, just 58 per cent.

PlayerMatchMatchdayPass completion %Mins
Aly Cissokho West Brom vs Liverpool 24 58.06 90
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Everton 23 64.10 90
Aly Cissokho Arsenal vs Liverpool 10 66.67 45
Aly Cissokho Stoke vs Liverpool 21 72.97 90
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Hull 20 76.92 90
Aly Cissokho Newcastle vs Liverpool 08 80.00 90
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Fulham 11 81.82 61
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs Aston Villa 22 82.22 90
Aly Cissokho Liverpool vs West Brom 09 85.29 90
Aly Cissokho Man City vs Liverpool 18 91.89 90

3) Coutinho - Played no key passes compared to the four would-be-assists he created in the Merseyside Derby crushing of Everton last week:

PlayerMatchMatchdayKey passes
Philippe Coutinho West Brom vs Liverpool 24 0
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool vs Everton 23 4

4) Jordan Henderson - The draw was one of just four games all season Henderson has had a combined one attempted shot, key pass, or fewer. Also included in the below table for comparison is his dominant display against Fulham earlier in the season showing what he is capable of.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTotal Scoring AttKey passes
Jordan Henderson Hull vs Liverpool 13 0 1
Jordan Henderson West Brom vs Liverpool 24 0 1
Jordan Henderson Everton vs Liverpool 12 0 0
Jordan Henderson Stoke vs Liverpool 21 1 0
Jordan Henderson Liverpool vs Fulham 11 3 6

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