Brendan Rodgers warned there will be "more days like this along the way" while rebuilding Liverpool after his side crashed 3-0 at West Brom in the opening Barclays Premier League clash of the season.

Manager Rodgers and the legion of Reds supporters at The Hawthorns were given a reality check as goals from Zoltan Gera, Peter Odemwingie's penalty and Romelu Lukaku sealed their fate. In addition defender Daniel Agger was sent off for a professional foul when conceding the first of two spot-kicks awarded to the Baggies.

Rodgers said: "There is a big job to do and we will have more days like this along the way. That is the reality of it. It is still a work in progress. There will be days along the way that will hurt and it will be difficult for us. It is going to take time. Hopefully we won't have too many days like that and we will keep moving forward."

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