West Bromwich Albion’s depressing run of form continued within the Championship at present as they fell to yet one more defeat, this time in opposition to Sheffield United.
New supervisor Carlos Corberan has been proven first-hand simply how a lot work wants doing now, as his toothless outfit have been stored quiet at The Hawthorns.
The Blades raced right into a 2-0 lead with targets from Iliman Ndiaye and Oliver McBurnie, with the latter a pleasant rifled end from simply outdoors the field discovering the underside proper nook.
Regardless of boasting more possession and shots than their opponents, Albion struggled to interrupt down a cussed Sheffield United facet who held onto their early lead with relative ease.
Though there was a brand new supervisor within the dugout, there have been nonetheless loads of West Brom gamers who simply weren’t on the races at present. Alex Palmer may very well be included amongst that quantity, having registered the worst score of anybody from the house facet, as per SofaScore.
Conor Townsend and Karlan Grant, who was as soon as once more handed an opportunity up entrance, have been different notable disappointments, however maybe the participant who fell most into that bracket was the often dependable stalwart Jake Livermore.
Who was worse at present?
Moreover, solely Grant and Jed Wallace had the ball much less typically. Given his place within the centre of midfield, this statistic is especially unforgivable for the 32-year-old – even goalkeeper Palmer touched the ball extra typically (43) than Livermore (35), through SofaScore.
The previous Tottenham Hotspur ace has been among the many Baggies’ most constant gamers within the midfield engine room, contemplating that he has featured 210 instances in whole for the membership. It makes shows similar to this much more disappointing, due to how a lot they’ve relied on him all through the years.
Regardless of being within the busiest space of the pitch, Livermore additionally failed to make a single deal with, clearance or interception, while additionally being dribbled previous once. It was a defensively invisible efficiency from the often combative midfield stopper.
“Not sufficient power all through and was largely outplayed by the Blades midfielders”, wrote Birmingham World‘s Charlie Haffenden in his post-match rankings column – a damning however honest evaluation of Livermore’s efficiency.
He’ll have to buck up his concepts shortly now that Corberan is right here to remain, with the supervisor unlikely to just accept many extra performances like this from such an skilled participant.