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Livermore: ‘It’s another point closer to our aim’

9 March 2020

Jake Livermore believes there were “fine lines” in Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea City.

The Albion captain was impressed with some of the football his team-mates produced in the second half at the Liberty Stadium, but accepted the flair was needed further up the field. 

Livermore was disappointed not to have made more of a good opportunity that came his way in the closing stages and admitted although the Baggies only took a point from the game, it was a step closer in their push for promotion. 

“We nullified their attacks, looked solid but didn’t quite have that cutting edge in the end,” said Livermore. 

“We played some fantastic stuff just a bit too deep. Romaine and Matheus combined well but it was 10 yards too far back and it just didn’t work for us in the final third. We didn’t let Swansea have too much and they didn’t look like scoring but unfortunately we didn’t have the threat today we would have liked. 

“Having said that I had a great chance at the end and if that went in then we’d be having an entirely different conversation. We won the physical battle but the I thought it was difficult to get that momentum in the game and it was fine lines between it being a very good away display.

“It’s not doom and gloom because the boys have done well and we’ve got to keep our spirits up. We could pat each other on the back and say we did alright but unfortunately it’s fine lines in this league and that’s not good enough for where we want to be. 

“We’ve come to win the league but can only focus on ourselves. The gap’s still six points between us and third but ultimately we’re disappointed not to have come away with three points, but in the grand scheme of things it’s another point that’ll take us closer to where we need to be.”

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