West Ham United locked horns with Liverpool at Anfield earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result on their travels. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 22nd minute when Darwin Nunez scored with a good header. Jarrod Bowen missed a penalty later in the first half as the East London club went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
David Moyes’ men failed to mount a comeback in the second 45 minutes and crashed to a 1-0 defeat away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against the Reds.
GK: Łukasz Fabiański – 7/10
The Polish keeper made a few important saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet.
RB: Ben Johnson – 6.5/10
He gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the field and made a few decent runs with the ball down the right flank.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 6.5/10
Zouma made a few crucial contributions inside his half but didn’t do enough to keep Darwin Nunez quiet.
CB: Thilo Kehrer – 6/10
He made a lot of crucial clearances inside his half and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Aaron Cresswell – 7.5/10
Cresswell earned the ball back a few times and made two good opportunities in the final third.
RM: Flynn Downes – 6/10
It was a learning experience for him at Anfield tonight. He failed to impress and got replaced in the 73rd minute.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10
Soucek got stuck in with a lot of crunching tackles but missed a golden chance to equalise for West Ham in the second half.
CM: Declan Rice – 7/10
He worked defensively and had two lively moments in the Liverpool half.
LM: Pablo Fornals – 6/10
The Spanish sensation completed a couple of impressive dribbles but failed to threaten the opposition goal.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 6/10
The Italian striker was quiet for most of the game and struggled to take any of his chances.
ST: Jarrod Bowen – 6.5/10
He caused a lot of headaches for the opposition but missed a penalty which ultimately cost his team the result.
LW: Said Benrahma – 6/10
He was willing to run with the ball but lacked quality in the final third.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6/10
Antonio made some driving runs with the ball but never looked like he would score.