Liverpool 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
West Brom snatched a win from Liverpool at Anfield thanks to a second-half strike from Peter Odemwingie.
Liverpool dominated most of the play, hit the frame of the goal twice, and missed a hatful of chances as Roy Hodgson returned to Anfield and made his former employers pay for their wastefulness. In the first half Dirk Kuyt missed a glorious chance when put in by Suarez, while Maxi Rodriguez and Andy Carroll both failed to convert when faced with goalscoring opportunities. But Kenny Dalglish had Pepe Reina to thank for twice keeping them level at half-time. Firstly, the Spanish keeper made a wonderful save from Chris Brunt on 29 minutes and then four minutes later he stopped point-blank from Liam Ridgewell following a Baggies corner. The second half started with more Liverpool dominance and Jordan Henderson struck the bar on 50 minutes with a shot from the edge of the area, closely followed by Kuyt hitting the post with an angled drive. On 66 minutes Liverpool had three efforts cleared off the line and Henderson again went close before Odemwingie put West Brom ahead against the run of play. It was a rare mistake by Glen Johnson that was seized upon by Youssuf Mulumbu and the ball found its way to the Nigerian striker, who planted the ball past Reina at his near post to silence Anfield. Liverpool never really recovered from that body-blow and Ben Foster managed to repel efforts from Craig Bellamy and Suarez as West Brom held on to head back to the West Midlands with all three points.