Potter hails fantastic Albion

Head coach delighted with deserved point at Anfield.

By Bruce Talbot • 30 October 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's team moved on to 16 points for the campaign after their 2-2 draw at Liverpool.

Graham Potter saluted a ‘fantastic’ performance after Albion came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Anfield against Liverpool.

Goals from Enock Mwepu and Leo Trossard completed the turnaround after Liverpool had scored twice in the first 24 minutes.

Albion could even have won the game with Yves Bissouma hitting the post and Trossard denied by an offside flag in the second half.

Potter said, “It was a fantastic performance from the players. All of them played with such courage and with such intensity in what I thought was a fantastic game.

"Both teams went toe-to-toe and it’s a really good point with a performance we can build on.”

Potter admitted that had Sadio Mane’s goal to make it 3-0 been allowed it might have been hard for Albion to mount their spirited comeback.

“They were playing well at that point and we had a little bit of trouble putting pressure on them, but we changed it a little bit and once we did that we had a bit more of a foothold in the game.

"We survived going 3-0 down, if that goes in it would have made it very difficult for us so it was a key moment. But from then we were amazing against a wonderful opponent and we’re delighted with the performance.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Enock Mwepu's first Premier League goal came against Liverpool, the club he grew up supporting.

Potter senses a growing belief among his players that can keep them moving forward.

“They believe in each other and that’s a fantastic thing. We’ve had a challenging, but good week. We haven’t got the results we wanted, but the performances have been really good.

“We like the direction it’s going in, but we’ve got to keep improving."