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Jakes admits disappointment is a sign of the times

Jake Livermore admits Albion’s disappointment at earning a 2-2 draw at Charlton Athletic is a sign of how far they’ve risen under Slaven Bilić.

The Baggies twice led at The Valley with Kenneth Zohore and Hal Robson-Kanu on target but the never-say-die Addicks battled back to claim a point.

Albion returned to the summit of Sky Bet Championship in south-east London with fellow promotion-leaders Leeds falling to a 2-0 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

But Livermore, who had high praise for the 3,100 Baggies fans that travelled to the capital, says Albion will only look to the future, not the past.

“It was a difficult game and every game we have now is going to be difficult. I think if you look at the results throughout the league is proof of that.

“We’re not going to shy away from anything, and I don’t just want to talk after we’ve done well and things are great, it’s difficult and every game is going to be a cup final.

“We’re disappointed to concede from two set-pieces but we’ve got nine days now to put that right. 

“We need to do better, we all know that, but every game is difficult whether you play third from top, at the bottom, or anywhere in between.

“We’re not in a crisis, we just want to do better, that’s why we are where we are at the top of the league, and a point’s not enough.

He added: “I thought the fans were fantastic the whole way through. When we conceded they were brilliant, they gave us another list, and we went on to score again.

“Even when we conceded the second one they were still chanting our names and we’ll do it for them, we’ll do it for us, we’re dedicated to getting up so that’s what we plan on doing.”

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