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Liverpool 3 West Ham 1: Player Ratings

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Liverpool 3 West Ham 1

Areola:6 Saved well from Nunez and crucially held onto the ball rather than parried. Not much he could do about either Liverpool goal. Anticipated well at the feet of Diaz.

Coufal:6 Another assist for Coufal who created Bowen’s equaliser. Poor marking at times. Crossed well but defended averagely.

Zouma:6 Caught pressing too high up the pitch for Liverpool’s penalty but otherwise okay.

Aguerd:5 Great turn of pace stopped a Diaz counter attack. Once again the outstanding turned into the very ordinary when he conceded a penalty by fouling Mo Salah. Played Nunez onside for a good chance.

Emerson:6 Once again linked well with Paqueta. Excellent clearing header.

Alvarez:6 An absolute specialist in front of the defence. Full of attrition and aggression.

Soucek:7 Almost scored on 6 mins with header from a Paqueta cross. Then supplied a great cross for Antonio. Heavily involved and had another shot on 39 mins.

Ward Prowse:6 Played well in the first half. Was unlucky not to have an assist from a freekick which Soucek glanced wide.

Paqueta:8 Purring at the beginning of the game but slipped into obscurity following Liverpool’s opener.  Back into top form in the second half and looked like the best player on the pitch at times.

Bowen:7 Clearly feeling the effects of whatever virus side-lined him earlier in the week. Scored the equaliser with a diving header and was crucial in the build-up. Had a free header from a corner. Grew into the game.

Liverpool 3 West Ham 1: Bowen headed The Hammers level

Antonio:5 Missed a sitter, awful header from a delightful Soucek ball. Spent the reset of the first half falling over and complaining to the referee. Played a key role for Bowen’s goal. Bullied by Liverpool’s back two.

Substitutes

Kudus: 73rd min sub for Antonio. Unable to get into the game.

Fornals: 73rd min sub for Soucek. Got into a good position but wasted it with a tame shot from distance.

Ings:  86 min replacement for Paqueta once the game was 3-1

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