Everton fan downs pint of gravy after West Brom take points from Liverpool

An Everton fan has kept his promise after downing a pint of gravy following West Brom's draw against Liverpool on Sunday.

The Baggies recently sacked Slaven Bilic and hired Sam Allardyce with many puzzled by the club's decision.

But Big Sam showed his doubters exactly why he was brought in after grinding out a 1-1 draw against the Premier League champions at Anfield.

Despite being dominated in the first-half, Sadio Mane was the only one to get on the scoresheet.

It allowed the visitors the chance to get back in the game – which they duly did with minutes to spare.

Semi Ajayi rose highest from a Matheus Pereira cross to claim a well-earned point for West Brom.

And for one Everton fan, that meant a pint of the finest Bisto in the name of Allardyce, who managed the Toffees in 2017/2018.

He tweeted before the match: "If West Brom take points off Liverpool I’ll down a pint of Bisto in honour of Big Sam."

Afterwards, he posted a video of himself necking gravy but the pertinent question remains: Was it chicken or beef?

West Brom had been written off against Liverpool, who had beaten Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park just days before.

But with Allardyce in charge, the veteran manager has a knack for bringing the best out of players – even at their most downtrodden.

He said: "We've got a point against Liverpool, which no-one outside of us in the dressing room thought we'd get.

"When the first goal went in I think a lot of people thought how many was it going to be today, particularly after they knocked seven past Palace (last weekend).

"The players were so good today in their discipline, defending as a team, and finding a way in the second half to attack Liverpool when they got the opportunity."

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp was fuming and insisted the point felt more like a defeat.

"It does feel like a defeat, but we have a point more than before so it is completely fine," the German said.

"It's our fault but they deserved the point. In the first half it looked like 90:10 possession – it's a massive challenge to stay on track and do it again but we should have done it."

Source: Read Full Article