West Ham United ended Liverpool’s 25 game unbeaten run in all competitions as they beat the Reds 3-2 on the night in the London Stadium. The home side went ahead as early as the 4th minute of the game when Alisson conceded an own goal off his gloves trying to catch the ball from a corner. Liverpool levelled the scoreline before half-time with Trent’s superb freekick but West Ham came back stronger in the 2nd half to clinch all 3 points against the team who were unbeaten in the league until today.
Let’s take a look at how the Liverpool players performed during the match against West Ham United.
GK: Alisson Becker- 4/10
Alisson Becker scored an own goal and conceded 2 more in a below-par performance tonight.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold- 7.5/10
Trent scored a brilliant freekick and created a few more chances but the Liverpool attackers failed to capitalize.
CB: Joel Matip: 6/10
Matip was strong aerially but he failed to keep up with the pace of Fornals for the 2nd West Ham goal.
CB: Virgil Van Djik- 8/10
Van Djik made 2 goal-saving tackles and won all his duels. Was the best Liverpool player on the pitch tonight.
LB: Andrew Robertson- 5.5/10
Robertson got to the byline a lot of times but failed to deliver a good ball into the box.
RCM: Jordan Henderson- 6.5/10
The skipper completed the most passes in the game and created a few chances with his crosses but failed to get any control in the middle of the park.
CDM: Fabinho- 5.5/10
Defensively the Brazilian was sloppy and was directly responsible for the 2nd goal which came from Rice’s tackle on him.
LCM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- 5.5/10
Ox neither created any chance nor could produce any moment of magic as he was substituted in the 69th minute for Thiago.
RW: Mohammed Salah- 6/10
The Egyptian was well contained by the West Ham defenders as they didn’t give him any space to work with.
LW: Sadio Mane- 5.5/10
Mane was not clinical enough and missed a sitter in the dying minutes on a difficult night for him.
ST: Diogo Jota- 6/10
The forward was dealt well by the West Ham defenders as aerially they outjumped him on every occasion.
Thiago Alcantara- 6/10
Thiago came on and controlled the midfield but couldn’t help the team’s cause of scoring the equalizer.
Divock Origi- 7/10
Origi came on in the 76th minute and gave Liverpool a lifeline with a stunning finish with his weak foot.
Takumi Minamino- NA
The Japanese came on in the 80th minute and couldn’t affect the game.