Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill today challenged Albion to show their Premier League mettle by “putting things right” against Crystal Palace following their Anfield agony.
The Baggies’ five-game unbeaten run ended with a 4-1 defeat on Merseyside on Saturday despite several fine saves from Wales international Myhill.
But the keeper is urging Steve Clarke’s men to put the Anfield game behind them and focus on Saturday’s home game against Palace.
“The manager was disappointed with Saturday because he knows we can do better,” said Myhill.
“He made reference to how well Liverpool played but maybe we let them play a bit better than we should have done.
“But as always in football you get a chance to put it right. We’ve got a home game this week and we need to win that to bounce back.
“I’m not so sure we weren’t ‘at it’. It was maybe more a case of them being at it.
“When you go away to any of the top teams in this division and go behind early you have to open up to get a goal back and it’s difficult.
“We are disappointed with the result and we will come back stronger on Saturday. We want to make sure we finish higher in the league than we did last year so we need to put another good run of results together as we have done previously and I’m sure we will do.”
Myhill made several impressive saves including a stunning reaction stop late on to deflect a volley from hat-trick hero Luis Suarez onto the crossbar.
But the former Villa man ended the game disappointed and believes Albion’s wins at Anfield in the last two seasons inspired the home side to their superb display.
“I’m not too fussed about personal performances,” he said.
“If we’d won and I’d had a stinker I’d have been more than happy with that.
“We are disappointed we have lost the game and we will have a look at the video with the manager and see what we all might have done better.
“But we’ve come up against a team who, maybe because of the results we’ve had as a club against them, had the bit between their teeth and put in a top performance.”
Tividale will host Albion tomorrow night in the Birmingham Senior Cup (7.45pm).