The 30-year-old was played out of position against the Reds.
The Baggies skipper was played out of position again by Tony Pulis, slotting in at left-back to provide another unfamiliar sight for those used to seeing him further forward down the years.
Brunt delivered again, however, being praised for his set-piece deliveries - hardly a surprise under Pulis's stewardship! - and all-round performance as West Brom held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw.
It certainly wasn't the kind of spectacle neutrals would have enjoyed but, even with the Reds' current struggles, holding Brendan Rodgers' men to a stalemate and keeping a clean sheet was a source of joy for Baggies fans.
Interestingly, there was a wide range of choices for West Brom's man of the match on Twitter. From that, we can tell Pulis's men performed well as a team - but also that it's anyone's guess without a match-winner or goalscorer to choose from.
It was Brunt that took a heavy portion of 'votes' and plenty of praise on social media, though, and the captain is a man out of position - but in form. Here's a selection of what West Brom supporters made of the 30-year-old's display v Liverpool!
Not sure if it's something Pulis has been working on but the standard of brunts crossing lately has been superb. Like the brunt of old #wba— Adam.K (@A_Kemo26) April 26, 2015
Brunt joint 3rd for number of assists in the PL #wba— Jeremy Clark (@Jeremy___Clark) April 26, 2015
Thought that was another top performance from Brunt at LB, has been excellent lately, shame Gardner didn't score from that superb cross #wba— Steven Butler (@StevieB_WBA) April 25, 2015
Possibly a first for me to tweet but I thought Brunt was exceptional today #wba— Lewis Botfield (@LewisBotfield) April 25, 2015
Glad to see Brunt and Morrison getting due credit. A lot of grossly unfair, vitriolic abuse thrown at them in recent seasons #wba— James Hayward (@JDHayward91) April 25, 2015