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New West Brom manager Sam Allardyce says he wants to see the spirit the players showed in last week’s 1-1 draw as Manchester City for the Premier League fighters’ next game against champions Liverpool returned

The 66-year-old faces a daunting challenge to maintain his leadership record that he was never relegated from the Premier League after West Brom lost 3-0 in his first game on Sunday against Aston Villa

The former England manager’s first responsible game since joining Slaven Bilic made him think a lot – not least whether Jake Livermore should return to captain if the former England international banned his red card from three games in the game on Sunday

Since the Premier League was founded, no club has gotten up with less than eight points after 14 games, this being West Broms 14 Game and you have seven points

“We’re going to do our best, nobody expected us to fight Manchester City and I didn’t see that tonight, we have to find that””

“It’s a win in 14,” Allardyce said of West Brom “My first fight is to make sure they don’t lose confidence in their own abilities

“Then I have to lead them to fight their way out of this position because they can’t play their way out”

Allardyce said he would consult with the players about their lack of adjustment to the Premier League after Bilic brought them back a season after relegation

“I want to find out why players think they are not getting the results they deserve,” he said

The Villa game was the seventh time they haven’t scored – and they’ve only scored two goals

“Little Moments Can Make Your Season If you focus, when those little moments come and you stop making mistakes, then stop scoring goals,” said Allardyce

Livermore will have felt the blunt-speaking Allardyce’s whip after the seven-time midfielder was sent off for a lunge against Villa playmaker Jack Grealish

“I’m upset about the red card,” Allardyce said, “It was inconsiderate and he will be punished

Sam Allardyce

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