Liverpool's Adam Lallana (20) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at AnfieldReuters

Liverpool finally ended their three-match winless streak following a hard fought 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.

Adam Lallana's late first half strike was cancelled out by Saido Berahino after the break, before Jordan Henderson grabbed the winner at the half hour mark.

Liverpool were the better side in the opening stages of the game and they soon got a chance through Steven Gerrard in the seventh minute. However, the Liverpool captain wasted the opportunity as he drilled his freekick straight against the wall.

Eight minutes later, Rickie Lambert got a good chance to put his side ahead when Martin Skrtel picked him out with a lofted pass, but the former Southampton's striker was denied by an alert Ben Foster.

The Baggies created their first chance of the game in the 35th minute when Berahino moved into a very good position after breaking free of the Reds defence. However, his venomous curling strike was kept out by Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool finally went ahead in the dying minutes of the first half through Lallana, who, after getting a back heel from Henderson, showed great composure as he stabbed the ball past Foster.

But the Reds joy was short lived as Berahino grabbed the equaliser in the 56th minute through a penalty. Dejan Lovren, after struggling to cope with Berahino's pace, brought down the striker with the referee pointing to the spot, even though the foul happened marginally outside the box. Berahino stepped up and eased the ball past Mignolet.

Liverpool gave a quick response to the goal as they retook the lead in the 61st minute through Henderson, who, after getting a good pass from Raheem Sterling, slotted the ball into the bottom corner. 

Although both sides threatened to score in the latter stages, they were unable to alter the scoreline as the game finished 2-1 in Liverpool's favour.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who was desperately looking for a win after watching his side suffer three defeats in their last five Premier league fixtures, expressed his delight following the Reds' win over West Brom.

"It was very satisfying. We had to show big character today. West Brom were arriving here on the back of a number of good results. I thought the resilience of the players was fantastic and we were helped by the crowd because they realised the team needed a lift. It was a big win for us," Rodgers told Premier League's official website.

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