Foster stars as Reds are stunned
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster included a Steven Gerrard penalty among a string of saves which laid the platform for the Baggies to record their first league win since Boxing Day.
The former England international denied the Liverpool captain twice, once from the spot, as well as Jordan Henderson, Daniel Agger, Stewart Downing and Fabio Borini.
And when Gareth McAuley headed home West Brom’s first effort on target in the 81st minute it set up their first league double over the Reds – having won 3-0 on the opening day of the season – since 1966-67, with substitute Romelu Lukaku’s 90th-minute striking giving the scoreline an unbalanced look.
All the promise of performances in draws against Arsenal and Manchester City was wiped away in 90 torturous minutes as Liverpool suffered their first home defeat since mid-December.
West Brom are not supposed to like Mondays. They had not won any of their previous 18 top-flight away matches on this day, a run stretching back 44 years to March 1969.
However, they appeared more than comfortable in a disappointing first half which saw both teams manage just two shots on target between them.