West Bromwich Albion suffered another blow in their quest for automatic promotion this weekend, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat away against Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Danel Sinani’s sixth-minute tap-in proved to be the difference between the two sides on the day, with the Baggies unable to capitalise on their dominance yet again as one of their key weaknesses so far this season.
One key positive for Valerien Ismael’s men is the fact key man Alex Mowatt made his return from injury and looked set to give his side a major boost after losing just one of the 12 games he’s been involved in this term before yesterday’s tie.
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However, he was unable to prevent a defeat for the Baggies who now find themselves eight points behind the automatic promotion spots, a deficit that will be extended to nine if AFC Bournemouth win all three points against strugglers Derby County this lunchtime.
This leaves Ismael’s side with a huge amount of work to do if they want to get back on track after losing four of their last eight league matches – and this mission will start against Blackpool in midweek.
One man they will be without as they travel north to Bloomfield Road is captain Jake Livermore, who was sent off for a high foot with just over ten minutes remaining.
But are West Brom fans gutted to be without their skipper for the next game? What’s their verdict on the 32-year-old after yesterday’s game?
We look at the latest reaction on Twitter.
Livermore must be removed as a club captain now. #wba
— Robert Smart (@robsmart99) November 21, 2021
For all big Sam's faults he had that midfield sussed out. Livermore & Sawyers were done. Took him all of 5mins to work that out. 2nd suspension for Livermore now proves the bloke is a liability, if Val has any sense this is where a run of Molomby and Mowatt starts. #wba
— Adam (@A_Kemo26) November 21, 2021
Val isn't helping himself by no means but when are people going to start blaming the players? The likes of Livermore, Bartley, Phillips have been here for far too long because nobody else will have them, we can go through as many managers as we like, the squad MUST change. #wba
— Ian Moss (@Mossi28) November 20, 2021
I rate Jake Livermore
Needs playing in a midfield 3 with Mowatt and Molumby either side.#WBA
— Andy (@DJAndyMole) November 20, 2021
Vals tactics are woeful but some of these players are just shocking, Livermore is far too erratic to lead our club, can’t pick a pass turning cycle of a cross channel ferry!! Grant, Phillips what do they really offer! #wba
— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) November 20, 2021
How many managers has Livermore seen off now? Just because he runs about some fans love him. Simple fact is he is nowhere near good enough and part of the problem. If the manager wants to keep his job then he needs to make some changes #wba
— Paul (@P4ulG87) November 20, 2021
Thats about as bad as its been. Livermore was pants albeit harshly sent off. Mowatt wasnt fit. Grant as ever not in game unable to gloss over it with a goal. Hugil waste of a sub. We have no attcking ideas at all #WBA
— Andrew Beech (@beechyboy90) November 20, 2021
Reading the comments in the hashtag I must be the only Albion fan who thought the red card was wrong and it was a yellow at worst for high boot. Then again maybe I don’t dislike Livermore as much as other fans so am looking at it objectively… #WBA
— Andy Read (@ajr_1983) November 20, 2021