Sam Allardyce has scored more points at Anfield since April 2017 than any of the “Big Six” teams combined by one point against Liverpool following West Brom’s recent heroic defense efforts
- In Semi Ajayi’s header, fighters West Brom secured a point at Anfield
- The Big Six have only collected four points at Anfield since April 2017
- However, Allardyce has scored five points on Merseyside during that time
- The Baggies are still only eight points, five points behind Burnley’s 17th place
Going to Anfield is a daunting task for most Premier League teams – even their greatest rivals battling for the title – but try and tell Sam Allardyce, who has scored more points there than anyone since April 2017 “Big Six” together.
The Baggies, who were tapered under Big Sam, received a massive boost to prevent relegation this season with a 1-1 draw with the champions after Semi Ajayi’s header canceled Sadio Mane’s opener.
Allardyce suffered a loss in his first responsible game, a 3-0 loss to local rivals Aston Villa, but he appears to have instilled his classic brave demeanor into his players after scooping a point on Merseyside.
Sam Allardyce has won more points at Anfield since 2017 than the entire “Big Six” after his team’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool
Liverpool haven’t found it easy to play against teams led by Sam Allardyce
Most of the top teams in the division will dread an Allardyce side, but Liverpool seem to hate playing their teams more than most. Since April 2017, Allardyce has collected five points, while the entire “big six” only have four.
Given that the Reds now play 67 unbeaten league games at their fortress, this is truly impressive.
Allardyce scored a 2-1 win at Liverpool while running Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke got himself a double to pursue his former employers.
This is the last time that Jürgen Klopp suffered a defeat in the top division on home soil.
Allardyce has five points from his last three league games at Anfield with three different clubs
Semi Ajayi drives away after his 82nd-minute header canceled Sadio Mane’s opener
Allardyce then took over the hot seat in Everton in November 2017 and managed to disconnect a point from the Toffees’ neighbors less than two weeks later when Wayne Rooney’s 77th-minute penalty canceled Mo Salah’s opener.
Despite Allardyce’s recent point at Liverpool, the Baggies still have an uphill battle to keep up with the times, five points off Burnley’s 17th place.
Two home games against Leeds and Arsenal over the next six days offer Allardyce’s men an opportunity to get a little closer to safety.