West Ham United 2-2 Liverpool | Player Ratings
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West Ham United 2-2 Liverpool | Player Ratings

27/04/24 13:55

Liverpool’s title hopes are all but over as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham. Here is how we thought the Liverpool players performed at the London Stadium.

Alisson – 6

Alisson’s return from injury has coincided with Liverpool’s faltering form however that has nothing to do with the goalkeeper’s performances. He could have done little more about West Ham’s goals and made a few half decent saves.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8

One of Liverpool’s best players in what was a pretty lacklustre performance, Trent tried to control the game by drifting into his usual midfield position. For all his endeavour, his teammates’ lack of composure in the final third let him down on a few occasions.

Jarell Quansah – 6

Not the best game for the young centre back, as he lost track of Michail Antonio for West Ham’s equaliser. It is obvious that he is learning from Virgil Van Dijk but still has a way to go if he wants to step into the Dutchman’s boots in the future.

Virgil Van Dijk – 7

A decent performance from the Liverpool skipper, but he will be disappointed with the nature of West Ham’s opening goal. The entire Liverpool defence switched off for the corner which allowed Jarrod Bowen to score his fifth header of the season.

Andy Robertson – 8

Scorer of Liverpool’s equaliser, Robertson provided another attacking option down Liverpool’s left-hand side as Luis Diaz drifted towards the centre. As with most of the Liverpool team, his second half was decisively better than his first.

Wataru Endo – 5

While he didn’t lose possession as much as some of his teammates, Endo’s lax pass towards the end of the first half led to a West Ham corner which saw Bowen open the scoring. The error certainly led to such a low rating, however his overall performance wasn’t a disaster.

Ryan Gravenberch – 6

Gravenberch tried to make things happen in the middle of the pitch, but whether it was a long-range effort or a final pass, the Dutchman was unable to make his mark on the game.

Alexis Mac Allister – 7

Similarly to Gravenberch, Mac Allister was able to bring the game to West Ham a little bit more than his midfield partners however he too lacked that cutting edge that Liverpool have been so desperate for over the last few weeks.

Harvey Elliott – 5

Elliott’s involvement in the game was sporadic and when he did get the ball, he often struggled to make it stick, either unable to bring the ball under his spell or simply passing it straight to the opposition. We know that he is a young player with bags of talent, but that talent definitely wasn’t in full flow today.

Cody Gakpo – 7

Gakpo may claim the goal that put Liverpool 2-1 up but it will unfortunately go down as an own goal for one of the West Ham players, as it deflected off three of them before crossing the line.

Luis Diaz – 7

Luis Diaz will be disappointed to have been brought off with 15 minutes to go, as he consistently carried the most attacking threat for Liverpool. The Colombian winger struck the post in the first half but was replaced by Mohamed Salah late on.

Joe Gomez – 6

Joe Gomez didn’t have much time to get up to the speed of the game, however he was able to put a stop to a few late West Ham counterattacks down Liverpool’s right-hand side.

Mohamed Salah – 5

Perhaps the biggest talking point from Salah’s performance came before he even made it onto the pitch. As he was waiting to come on, he appeared to be having a heated argument with Jurgen Klopp. When on the pitch, Salah fluffed his one big opportunity, by misplacing a pass to Darwin Nunez.

Darwin Nunez – 4

I don’t even think Nunez even had a meaningful touch of the ball in the 15 minutes plus stoppage time that he was on the pitch for. Disappointing.

Dominik Szoboszlai - N/A

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