Oy vey! This was not supposed to be. Ten man Liverpool sank like a stone in the second half at the Hawthorns. A stunning goal to the good by Zoltan Gera and then Daniel Agger is sent off for a touchy feely push on Shane Long as the West Brom striker enters the box. Long misses the penalty. But no worries. The same Long tumbles over Martin Skrtel's offending leg a few minutes later and this time Peter Odemwingie converts.
It's all over for the Reds as Romelu Lukaku heads Liam Ridgewell's cross past Reina. John Henry is getting on the phone with Roy Hodgson to bring him back to Anfield. Not quite, but the result must have proved tremendously satisfying to the former Liverpool manager who was bundled out quite unceremoniously after just half a season. In a day of intertwining club connections, Steve Clarke, who left Liverpool after Kenny Dalglish was sacked and was hired by West Brom saw his former club implode as his debut trumped Rodgers.