West Ham United 1–4 Liverpool Player Ratings

Player Ratings

West Ham

Joe Hart4

Could have done better with Liverpool’s first but was left exposed throughout – following his difficult season in Turin, this one is turning out to be another one to forget for the England goalkeeper.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 4

Was responsible for Liverpool’s third goal and didn’t look comfortable playing on the right of the defence.

Winston Reid – 5

Spent much of the evening trying to keep up with Mane and Salah and looked exhausted by the hour mark.

Angelo Ogbonna – 5

Did allow Salah to much space for Liverpool’s fourth goal but that should not take away from the Liverpool attackers’ finish.

Edimilson Fernandes – 3

Was part of the make-shift right side that had to deal with Salah and Mane – the fact that he was hauled off at half-time by Slaven Bilic says it all.

Mark Noble – 6

West Ham’s captain did attempt to get his side going – even though he was one of the host’s better players, he was overrun in midfield.

Pedro Obiang – 4

Was very quiet in the central midfield area and afforded his Liverpool counterparts plenty of time and space on the ball by never attempting to close them down.

Aaron Cresswell – 5

Had to deal with three Liverpool attackers charging at him for Liverpool’s opener – never had the opportunity to get forward and struggled with his defensive duties.

Andre Ayew – 5

Had the games earliest goalscoring chance but hit it wide – his performance didn’t really improve from there.

Manuel Lanzini – 7

West Ham’s best player scored their only goal and looked good on the ball – however he did miss an opportunity to make it 2-2.

Javier Hernandez – 5

Struggled to enforce himself up front on his own and didn’t try and press when Liverpool were in possession.

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet – 6

Was given the honour of captaining Liverpool for the evening but was a so-so performance by the Belgian.

Joe Gomez – 7

Was full of energy on the right side and had a good performance both in a defensive and attacking sense.

Joel Matip – 8

Scored Liverpool’s second goal and was able to bring the ball out of defence with ease – good overall performance.

Ragnar Klavan – 6

Had a fairly comfortable match but did at times look shaky.

Alberto Moreno – 7

Attacked regularly and supported Mane and Salah – wasn’t really tested defensively.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7

Worked tirelessly in a deeper position as a result of a change in shape by Klopp for this game.

Emre Can – 8

Was one of Can’s better performances this season – he has been hit and miss this season but there’s no doubt that he is a talent.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7

Started the match, played in a more advanced right side position and scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool – his best match in a Liverpool shirt thus far.

Sadio Mane – 8

His inclusion in the starting line-up raised eyebrows – in his first performance back after injury he combined nicely with Salah on the left and looked sharp.

Roberto Firmino – 8

A good performance by Firmino who has been anonymous at times this season – worked hard and exemplified good touches and athleticism – should have scored in the second-half when he dragged a close-range shot wide.

Mohamed Salah – 9

After being criticised for not being critical enough in the area, he scored twice in the London Stadium – both goals were well taken, and he’s proving to be one of the best buys of the summer in the Premier League.

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Oliver Miller
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