Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists they didn't deserve defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Rodgers was unhappy that Dowd awarded two second-half penalties, the first of which also saw Daniel Agger red-carded for a professional foul on Albion striker Shane Long.

He said: "I thought the scoreline was harsh. Congratulations to West Brom and Steve Clarke getting his first win as a manager.

"I've no complaints about the first goal, a fantastic strike from Gera, showing wonderful technique.

"But in the second half, although I'm not going to go on about the referee, I thought the two penalty decisions were very harsh.

"I don't think either was a penalty and Martin Skrtel doesn't even connect for the second one.

"With the first one, Long's pace has got him there. There is slight contact but I know Long well, how big and strong he is, and it was very harsh.

"With 10 men and then chasing the game, it becomes difficult."