On this day in 2005 Liverpool notched a 10th successive league win, beating West Brom 1-0.
16th placed West Brom came to Anfield with the aim of coming away with at least a point, trying to stifle the in-form Reds as they looked to close the gap between themselves and league leaders Chelsea who found themselves 15 points clear of Liverpool, but with two extra games played. West Brom succeeded in their objective to keep Liverpool at bay in the first half with a goalless 45 minutes of football, thanks mostly to Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
The team talk from Bryan Robson would’ve been to the effect of “more of the same, please”, however that was not the case for the Baggies and shortly after the start of the second half, Peter Crouch fired the hosts ahead on 51 minutes with a well guided header.
Throughout the remainder of the match there were no more goals and Benitez’s men ran out 1-0 victors, putting themselves within a point of Manchester United in second. Meanwhile West Brom slipped below Everton to 17th in the table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.