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Liverpool celebrated 2-2 draw with West Brom after going ninth in the table

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Liverpool celebrated their 2-2 draw with West Brom six years ago, which sent them ninth in the table, to get the fans on side.

On December 13, the Reds found themselves eighth in the table and seven games in with new manager Jurgen Klopp.

Having won three, drawn two and lost two of their English top-flight games under the German, they came into it off the back of a 2-0 loss to Newcastle on the road.

The game against the Baggies ended in a 2-2 draw – but it also sparked a moment that caught attention.

At the full-time whistle, Klopp made the players form a line by grasping each others hands and parade in front of the supporters.

The move was ridiculed by Premier League followers as the club had gone down a place to ninth in a season where they would finish two points outside the Europa League.

Liverpool’s new boss, though, explained that the gesture was made to show the fans that the club was on the up.

Speaking to the Evening Standard after the match, the Liverpool boss said: “It was the best atmosphere since I came here.

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"Of course people are disappointed but they didn't let us feel that. They saw that the lads tried everything and played football.

"We stayed in the game, had a few moments where we not so good, but only set plays that cost us.

"If we can do that better, then maybe win games more easily."

Anfield was already on a high as Divock Origi had scored a stoppage-time equaliser after Jordan Henderson’s lead was cut out by West Brom’s Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson.

It was a move that did work as the club reached the Europa League final that season, missing out in a 3-1 loss to Sevilla.

The following season saw them finish fourth, matching it in the 2017/18 campaign as well as losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

Trophy success came the next year in Europe’s top competition before a first Premier League honour.

Throughout that time, the team have continued to make the gesture to fans as Klopp has punched the air to their chants.

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