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- The possession game was crucial in Liverpool creating plenty of scoring chances.
- Mohamed Salah recorded his 15th assist or goal in a succession.
- The Reds now trail Manchester City by two points.
Liverpool player ratings: Total control
Alisson 7/10 – despite the opposition’s few shots, he was incredibly alert throughout the game.
Gomez 7/10 – was a stumbling block on the right side.
Masip 7/10 – a touch sloppy in marking but kept the threat out of the goal.
Van Dijk 8/10 – excellent in aerial duels, crucial in scoring a goal.
Robertson 7/10 – halted every base of his opponents on the left flank and assisted.
Szoboszlai 8/10 – highly innovative and one of the initiators of the most important chances
Mac Allister 8/10 – a magnificent and imaginative aide
Jones 7/10 – lacked offensive weight but provided movement in midfield.
Salah 9/10 – for his ability to create, assist, and score.
Nunez 7/10 – a feisty player who missed few clear chances but eventually scored his goal
Diaz 7/10 – his winger balance was required to disrupt the opposing defense.
Gravenberch 6/10 – entered the game in the 77th minute and made little contact with the ball.
Jota 7/10 – chaser inside the area, one shot on goal
Gakpo 6/10 – came in with less than 10 minutes remaining and blew a huge opportunity.
Endo N/A – entered the game in the 88th minute and made only a couple passes.
West Ham player ratings: Unable to contain the whole siege
Areola 7/10 – avoided loss by a bigger margin.
Coufal 7/10 – his poor defensive performance was rewarded with an assist.
Zouma 6/10 – He didn’t win a single aerial competition, and his marking wasn’t the finest.
Aguerd 6/10 – had been doing well on defense until he committed a penalty.
Palmieri 6/10 – often lost ball position
Zoucek 7/10 – in charge of initiating the Hammers’ counterattacks.
Alvarez 7/10 – was in charge of regaining possession of the ball despite numerous fouls.
Bowen 7/10 – completed one of the counterattacks by scoring the only team goal.
Ward-Prowse 7/10 – intensely focused on his task of pressing and attacking immediately after recovery.
Paqueta 7/10 – due to his team’s defensive approach, he did not release all of his quality.
Antonio 6/10 – because his partner was given only one extremely good scoring opportunity, which he missed.
Fornals 6/10 – he made only one successful dribble in 15 minutes on the field.
Kudus 6/10 – touched the ball too few times to have an impact on the duel.
Ings N/A – his late-game appearance was unimportant.
Liverpool vs West Ham match summary and highlights
David Moyes’ philosophy is clear throughout the first six games. Forming lines that allow them to keep a highly neat defense and attack at specific moments.
However, this technique allows clubs like Liverpool to easily generate multiple chances, and from those numerous chances, they grab the lead. That is exactly what transpired in that game, and despite West Ham scoring a goal, it was not enough to prevent a defeat that could have been much worse.
Player of the match: Mohamed Salah
Every time he approached the box, the player was unexpected. He produced big chances, critical passes, a penalty, and played it flawlessly. He was without a doubt the most significant player on the field. The Egyptian player scored his third goal of the season and leads the Premier League in assists with four.
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