'World-class' player shines, but £35m signing disappoints: Liverpool player ratings vs West Ham


Liverpool maintained their Premier League winning run as the Reds bested West Ham 3-1 in an entertaining clash at Anfield.

Here are our player ratings from the fixture as Liverpool climbed to second in the standings, now sitting just two points off Manchester City.

Alisson Becker: 8 – Unable to do much to stop Jarrod Bowen from scoring just before the break, but West Ham would have scored more had it not been for Alisson Becker’s ‘world-class’ brilliance.

Joe Gomez: 6 – Again replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez couldn’t have done much against an in-form Lucas Paqueta, who shone at Anfield against the 26-year-old defender.

Joel Matip: 5 – Given the start by Jurgen Klopp, Joel Matip will be disappointed with his performance against West Ham, who managed to target the defender’s weakness to their advantage.

Virgil van Dijk: 7 – Returned to Liverpool’s Premier League start after suspension, but clearly missed playing alongside Ibrahima Konate at the back despite assisting Diogo Jota late on.

Andy Robertson: 6 – Impressed in the attacking half but was too lax at the back, allowing Jarrod Bowen to expose Liverpool’s backline with ease and precision.

Dominik Szoboszlai: 7 – Silky as always in midfield and was at the centre of all of Liverpool’s midfield action, with West Ham struggling to contain the Hungarian.

Alexis Mac Allister: 5 – Did well to assist Darwin Nunez but again struggled in the holding midfield role. Jurgen Klopp needs a new plan for Alexis Mac Allister, with the Argentine not suited to sitting deep.

Curtis Jones: 6 – Was unlucky to have a goal ruled off for offside just before the break, yet the England youth international again put in a good shift for Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah: 8 – Won the penalty in the opening half and buried the ball from the spot to put Liverpool ahead.

Darwin Nunez: 7 – Made a statement for Liverpool with an impressive goal to put the Reds ahead, with Darwin Nunez again making the impossible look easy with a sensational flying finish.

Luis Diaz: 7 – Was Liverpool’s most lively attacker for most of the game and played a key role in the Reds taking the lead against West Ham in the first half.

Diogo Jota: 7 – Rounded off the win for Liverpool after taking advantage of sloppy West Ham defending to easily finish past Alphonse Areola.

Cody Gakpo: 6 – Almost made it 4-1 at the end but was unable to make the right contact.

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