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West Brom's Mel happy with second-half improvement

West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel was thrilled to see his side come together in the second half in order to pressure their opponents on Sunday.

The Baggies were able to force a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at The Hawthorns, allowing them to go a point clear of the relegation zone, thanks to Victor Anichebe's second-half effort after an error from Kolo Toure.

The goal came after Daniel Sturridge's first-half opener and Mel was delighted with the way his players went about their business in order to clinch a vital point.

"We forget the way in the first half," said the Spaniard.

"Saido Berahino and Matej Vydra were to press the centre-backs but (Steven) Gerrard being free was a problem for us.

"In the second half we had a high press with (Youssouf) Mulumbu and (Claudio) Yacob behind doing good work.

"The goal came from a high press and a bad pass. This is the way, a high press together, but it is not possible when only one player does it."

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