However, he found himself pushed out of the side when Tony Pulis arrived and only played five times in the following campaign.
He was restored to the Blues' under-23 side for their 4-1 win over Tottenham last night, and Pulis has explained West Brom's reasons for allowing him to rejoin the fold at Goodison Park. Their tiny squad is exhausted.
Albion still need six points to break the club's record points tally in the Premier League, and their iron grip on eighth place is starting to slip after four defeats in six.
"They are so strong in the air at set pieces".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the importance of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino: "It's very important that players can play together, but if they are only two then it's pretty hard still".
Our target is to go out and put performances in and get as many Premier League points as possible. That's what reporters have just learned from Tony Pulis, the Premier League club's manager on Friday. They play at home.
Three of West Brom's four goals against Liverpool under Pulis have been scored by defenders (Craig Dawson, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley). But with all playing better and these two highest quality players on the pitch, we could change the game. West Brom have had an outstanding season.
Pocognoli took the opportunity to move away from the club in August 2016 when he moved on a season-long loan to Brighton, where he has been part of a team that are at the top of the Championship table and are looking likely to finish in an automatic promotion spot and make the leap to the Premier League. A lot of things which cause us work.
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The Southampton result was disappointing but I think they get something from Liverpool, who will be thinking they have to win. West Brom have just started to struggle for goals again and, with no wins in four, there is a danger their season could peter out.
However, the Baggies have only lost one of the last six meetings at The Hawthorns - the last three have been draws.
West Brom have set themselves a certain points target and done brilliantly.
The Baggies have averaged the lowest ball possession figure in the Premier League this season (36.5%) - a category they were also bottom of in 2015-16 (39.4%).
West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has insisted that he has no issue with his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp ahead of this Sunday's Premier League clash.
Liverpool won their first away league game of 2017 at Stoke on Saturday (D3, L2).
Danny Mills is fully expecting to see Liverpool finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.