Liverpool entertained West Ham United at Anfield earlier tonight as they looked to earn another positive result in the Premier League at home. The Reds made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 22nd minute courtesy of Darwin Nunez’s well-placed header. The home team sat on their lead well and survived a scare after Alisson Becker saved Jarrow Bowen’s penalty which meant that they went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Jurgen Klopp’s men controlled the game well in the second half and managed to grind out a 1-0 victory at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Alisson Becker – 8/10
The Brazilian keeper distributed the ball well and made a crucial save to deny Bowen from scoring from the penalty spot. He secured a well-deserved clean sheet tonight.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10
He looked a bit nervy at the back but played some decent balls in the opposition half.
CB: Joe Gomez – 6.5/10
Gomez was strong in the air and dealt with the danger when needed.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7/10
The Dutch centre-back kept a solid defensive shape inside his half and played some good passes going forward.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – 7/10
The Greek full-back worked hard defensively and picked up a great assist for setting up Nunez’s match-winner.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 7/10
Salah caused a few problems for the opposition but failed to take any of his chances.
CM: Jordan Henderson – 7.5/10
The Liverpool captain anchored the midfield well and had a few lively moments in the final third.
CM: Thiago Alcantara – 7/10
The Spaniard set the tempo of the game and was in complete control at the centre of the park.
LM: Fabio Carvalho – 7/10
He showed a few flashes of his what he is capable of but lacked the cutting edge in the final third.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 8/10
The Uruguayan centre-forward was quite clever with his movements and scored the only goal of the match with a well-directed header.
ST: Roberto Firmino – 7/10
The Brazilian attacker linked up play well with others around him but lacked quality in front of the opponent’s goal.
CM: Curtis Jones – 6/10
He retained possession well in tight spaces.
CM: Harvey Elliott – 6/10
Elliott made one important clearance at the back.
CM: Fabinho – 6/10
The Brazilian midfield ace made one solid tackle inside his half.
LB: Andrew Robertson – 6/10
He was solid when defending inside his half.
CM: James Milner – 6.5/10
Milner helped Liverpool get over the line with the clean sheet intact.