Liverpool entertained West Ham United at Anfield earlier today as they looked to secure all three points at home. The Reds made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead thanks to Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the 16th minute. However, Jarrod Bowen equalised with a great header in the 42nd minute as the two teams went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Darwin Nunez restored Liverpool’s lead with a sublime finish at the hour mark before Diogo Jota came off the bench and killed the game off in the 85th minute. The contest ended with Jurgen Klopp‘s men earning an impressive 3-1 win at Merseyside.
Let’s take a look at how each Liverpool player performed during the match against the Hammers.
GK: Alisson Becker – 7/10
The Brazilian keeper made a few solid saves at the back but couldn’t do much about Bowen’s header.
RB: Joe Gomez – 7/10
He was a solid presence when defending inside his half and made some driving runs with the ball.
CB: Joel Matip – 7/10
Matip cleared the danger when needed and kept Michail Antonio quiet for most of the game.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk – 8.5/10
The Dutch centre-back gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and managed to pick up an assist as well.
LB: Andrew Robertson – 7/10
He made some important clearances at the back and managed to create multiple inviting chances for his teammates from the left flank.
CM: Dominik Szoboszlai – 7/10
Szoboszlai made a few good openings for his teammates but failed to register a goal.
CM: Alexis Mac Allister – 7.5/10
Mac Allister pulled the strings well from midfield and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Curtis Jones – 7/10
He kept the ball well in tight spaces but lacked quality in front of the opponent’s goal.
RW: Mohamed Salah – 8/10
Salah was a constant menace on the right wing and kept his calm to covert his penalty in the 16th minute.
ST: Darwin Nunez – 7.5/10
He was a real threat in the final third and gave Liverpool the lead with a great finish in the second half.
LW: Luis Diaz – 6.5/10
Diaz worked his socks off in the West Ham half and looked dangerous on the ball.
CM: Ryan Gravenberch – 6/10
He added some energy to Liverpool’s midfield.
LW: Diogo Jota – 7/10
Jota came off the bench and scored a good goal.
ST: Cody Gakpo – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
CM: Wataru Endo – N/A