Team spirit has been something noticeably lacking in West Brom this season but it looks to have picked up and this latest example v Everton proves just that.
Matheus Pereira didn’t enjoy the best first-half at The Hawthorns as he struggled to make his usual impact on the ball, but a pair of Albion substitutes offered their support just before the second half.
Jake Livermore and Hal Robson-Kanu were named on the Albion bench against Everton but both still attempted to make sizeable contributions to the team.
Teams back out. Subs HRK and Livermore both have words with Pereira, before slapping him on the back, as if to say 'come on, mate'. #wba
— Joe Chapman (@ChapmanJ92) March 4, 2021
According to Birmingham Live journalist Joe Chapman on his personal Twitter profile, Robson-Kanu and Livermore gave the Brazilian a pat on the back in a show of encouragement.
This was just as the teams came back out for the second half with both sides bidding to make the breakthrough after a goalless opening period.
Brilliant Baggies togetherness
How brilliant is this to hear?
Livermore and Robson-Kanu must be disappointed not to be playing but it’s refreshing to hear players on the outside doing their best for the team.
Robson-Kanu has failed to come off the bench in four of our last six games and is a peripheral figure these days.
Meanwhile Livermore is club captain but has been seemingly usurped by Kyle Bartley who has taken the armand on the pitch and duly delivered.
The 31-year-old has only appeared once in the last four games but he is still doing his all for the team.
Pereira is a player who often needs cajoling and told how good a player he is and it is great to hear he is being encouraged by his teammates.
As our creative spark and main man on the ball we need him feeling a million dollars and ready to wreak havoc on the oppodition.
Kudos to HRK and Livermore for their input.