A stunning performance by West Ham United saw the team net past 3 and concede 2 against Liverpool at the London Stadium on Sunday. With the defeat, the home side ended the Reds’ 25-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.
While the Hammers were simply on top of their game, the visitors, however, were missing their end product and intensity. An opening mistake by goalkeeper Alisson Becker had put the Irons 1-0 up in the 4th minute of the game. While a late first-half freekick scored by Trent Alexander-Arnold levelled the scoreline. However, this wasn’t enough as David Moyes’ side came back stronger in the second half and took the victory.
A huge blow to Jurgen Klopp’s team came after 7 months and 25 days when they had last lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League. The victory has now put West Ham 3rd in the Premier League, one point above 4th placed Liverpool.
Now, let’s have a look at the individual performances displayed by the Liverpool players and rate them accordingly out of a 10 point match rating.
Liverpool player ratings vs West Ham United:
Alisson Becker (GK) (5): Not an “Alisson level” performance, as he scored an own goal early in the game from a corner and conceded 2 more goals in the second half.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (8.5): Best player on the pitch. Scored a brilliant freekick and an assist for Origi. While he went to create a few more chances.
Joel Matip (CB) (6): Could not manage to keep up with Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma. However, he was aerially dominant.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB) (8): Best after Trent, made 2 crucial goal-saving tackles, and won all his duels.
Andrew Robertson (LB) (7): Very advanced and created 1 big chance for Mane, but failed to get an assist.
Jordan Henderson (RCM) (7): Created some good chances and completed most passes, but didn’t get enough support from midfield partners.
Fabinho (CDM) (6): Sloppy performance in second half which led to a Fornals goal.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (LCM) (5): Nowhere to be seen, and zero chances created.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (7): Made great runs down the right side, unfortunately, well-marked by Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell.
Sadio Mane (LW) (6): Tried to get in the game, but was well marked by Ben Johnson, and missed a sitter late in the game.
Diogo Jota (ST) (6.5): Got a few chances to score, but failed to capitalize it.
Thiago Alcantara (7): Came on in the 69th minute and went to control the midfield well, however, could not contribute to a goal.
Divock Origi (7.5): Came on in the 76th minute and scored a beautiful goal to help the teams’ cause.
Takumi Minamino (4): Came on in the 80th minute and didn’t do much to take his team over the line.
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