West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke isn't panicking after defeat at Liverpool.

Clarke has another theory as to why his team were below par at Anfield, claiming the fixture may have been a bridge too far after a tough run of games.

"We're still growing as a team, group and club," he reflected.

"To go to Manchester United and produce a big performance and win, compete very, very well against Arsenal who were the leaders at the time and get a point, go into a difficult game at Stoke and produce another good performance that should have got us three points, and you're then wanting the players to come again at Liverpool - it's a big ask.

"I think the fixture list has not been too kind to us of late."

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