Media player ratings- How did West Ham fare against Liverpool?

Liverpool dropped points for the second game in a row as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday evening. The result means Man City can technically claim first spot if they beat Everton in their midweek game at Goodison Park.

The Reds took the lead through a Sadio Mane goal that was very clearly offside. West Ham responded with one of their own from Michail Antonio (yes, his shot went into the back of the net instead of the crowd!) There were several other decent chances for the Hammers, with Hernandez, Cresswell and Declan Rice all coming close. Liverpool’s dangerous front trio did look dangerous at times, but on the whole, Lukasz Fabianski enjoyed a relatively comfortable evening in goal.

Few would’ve expected West Ham to take points off the Reds after their disastrous form in the lead up to this clash that saw them lose to Bournemouth, Wimbledon and Wolves in succession on the road. However the Hammers are a different kettle of fish at home, as other teams have discovered in the past, and Liverpool discovered on Monday night.

Here’s a look at the player ratings given to the West Ham players from various media outlets for this game. This was perhaps one of the best games the much maligned Angelo Ogbonna has had in a West Ham jersey this season. It’s perhaps no coincidence that the Hammers’ slide began with the absence of Fabian Balbuena, but Ogbonna’s performance here was a highly encouraging one. Fans will be hoping that he can repeat his performance on the road, with the Hammers set to take on Palace at Selhurst Park in their next Premier League outing. Declan Rice was tidy as usual and Felipe Anderson was good as well.

No outfield player got below 7 in Sky’s ratings. The Independent gave several players a 6, but rated Liverpool’s players even worse. Snodgrass was better than Rice in one paper’s ratings, but others thought he was ordinary on the day. Either which way, fascinating to look at!


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