Liverpool 1-1 Napoli
(Lovren 65’ – Mertens 21’)
Alex was brought on in the 57th minute as Liverpool are on the verge of a Champions League knockout stage berth after a 1-1 draw against Napoli at Anfield.
The Englishman came on as an attacking substitute with the European champions 1-0 down after Dries Mertens put the Italians in front in the first-half.
Alex’s introduction to the match looked to have paid off as Dejan Lovren headed home an equaliser. Sadly, the Reds couldn’t find a winner. However, Alex is firmly on the path to playing in the last 16 of Europe’s elite competition for the first time in just over two years after playing no part in Liverpool’s road to the title having missed out through injury.
What Does This Mean?
Liverpool need to avoid defeat in Austria away to RB Salzburg to advance from Group E. A win would mean Alex’s team finish the stage as group leaders.
Liverpool host Brighton on Saturday at 3pm as Jurgen Klopp’s side continue their push for a first top-flight honour in 30 years.
West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Bristol City
(Gibbs 10’, Pereira 39’, Robson-Kanu 82’, Austin 87’ – Diédhou 80’)
It was a disappointing night for Kasey and Bristol City in a 4-1 away defeat on Wednesday evening to West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Kasey by no means had a poor game as the midfielder did his very best to spark the Robins into life with a speculative volley saved by the goalkeeper. However, Lee Johnson went for the jugular at half-time, using all three of his substitutes with Kasey being brought off.
West Brom put themselves in the ascendancy in the first-half with goals from Keiran Gibbs and Matheus Pereira. Famara Diédhiou grabbed a consolation for the visitors before Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin’s strikes sealed victory for the Baggies.
What Does This Mean?
Kasey’s side still find themselves just a point behind the play-off places, currently in seventh place in a tightly-fought top half of the Championship table.
City’s next test in the second-tier comes at home to Huddersfield Town in the traditional 3pm Saturday kick-off.