Liverpool faced off against West Ham United at the London Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a positive result on the road in the Premier League. The Reds made a decent start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 12th minute when Lucas Paqueta scored with a good strike from long range. However, Cody Gakpo equalised for the Merseyside club with an excellent finish just six minutes later. Both teams went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Joel Matip scored the only goal of the second half as he scored with a bullet header in the 67th minute as the contest finished 2-1 in favour of Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player fared during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Alisson Becker – 6.5/10
Alisson had to make just one save in the game but couldn’t do much about Lucas Paqueta’s finish in the first half.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and was lively going forward. Alexander-Arnold ended the game with an assist to his name.
CB: Joel Matip – 8/10
Matip dealt with the danger when needed and ended up scoring the match-winner with a bullet header in the second half.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 7.5/10
The Dutch talent made a lot of important clearances at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
LB: Andrew Robertson – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and had a good game on the left flank.
CM: Jordan Henderson – 6.5/10
Henderson worked hard and engineered some decent chances in the final third.
CM: Fabinho – 7.5/10
He anchored the midfield really well and had a bright game in the West Ham half.
CM: Curtis Jones – 7/10
Jones kept the ball moving with conviction in the final third and created some inviting chances for his teammates.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 6.5/10
Salah caused some headaches for his marker but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.
ST: Cody Gakpo – 8/10
The Dutch talent had a few bright moments in the game and scored the opening goal with a decent strike in the first half.
LW: Diogo Jota – 6/10
Jota squandered some decent chances to score in the first half and was substituted in the 58th minute.
LW: Luis Diaz – 7/10
He made an instant impact off the bench.
CM: Thiago Alcantara – 6/10
The Spaniard was fortunate not to give away a penalty.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 6/10
He added some pace to Jurgen Klopp’s attack.
CM: James Milner – N/A
The veteran midfielder hardly had any time to make an impact.