Club News

Boaz targets another run

Keeper determined to bounce back against Palace

BOAZ Myhill insists his team-mates will not allow Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Liverpool to be anything more than a minor setback.

The Baggies went into the Anfield clash unbeaten in their previous five Barclays Premier League fixtures.

And the Wales international keeper is determined to help his team-mates bounce back in Saturday’s home game with Crystal Palace (ko 3pm).

“We’re disappointed to have lost. It’s been a while since we’ve felt like this,” said Myhill.

“We’ve got a game next week where we can bounce back and we’ll try to do that.

“That’s what the gaffer said in the dressing room after the game.

“He said that football always gives you a chance to put things right.

“We’re hoping to do that.

“We want to make sure we finish higher in the league than we did last year so we need to put another good run of results together as we have done previously - and I’m sure we will do.”

Myhill accepts Liverpool fully deserved their victory.

“To be fair to them, they were fantastic,” he added.

“That might have had something do with our recent results at Anfield.

“We came up against a team and a forward line who were on top form.

“I’m not so sure it was a case of us not being at it. It was maybe more a case of them being at it.

“When you go away to any of the top teams, if you go behind early, you have to open up to get a goal back and it’s difficult.

“We are disappointed with the result and we will come back stronger next week.”

Myhill pulled off a string of fine saves on Merseyside but admits he would rather have played badly and picked up a result.

“I’m not too fussed about personal performances,” he added.

“If we’d won and I’d had a stinker, I’d have been more than happy with that.

“But that doesn’t happen when you go to places like Anfield, as they’re a top club."

Myhill commented: “I guess my save from Suarez towards the end was a good one. 

“He is so sharp that I never even saw him hit it.

“It was more of an instinctive reaction rather than watching the ball and saving it, but I managed to get it onto the bar.

"Sturridge and Suarez are two of the best I’ve come up against. I’m glad we only have to play them twice!"