Sadio Mane scored the only goal of the game to help Liverpool produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Mane opened the scoring in the 27th minute and his goal survived a lengthy VAR check. Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini both missed golden opportunities to equalize but failed to find the back of the net.
Liverpool: Alisson (6), Alexander-Arnold (7), Van Dijk (6), Konate (6), Robertson (7), Keita (6), Henderson (6), Fabinho (5), Salah (5), Mane (7), Diaz (8).
Subs: Jota (6), Milner, Jones (n/a).
West Ham: Fabianski (7), Johnson (6), Dawson (7), Zouma (6), Cresswell (7), Soucek (6), Fornals (7), Bowen (6), Lanzini (7), Vlasic (5), Antonio (7).
Subs: Benrahma (6), Noble (7), Chesters (n/a).
Man of the match: Luis Diaz
West Ham boss David Moyes: “We’ve come here recently and come close a couple of times, we try to make it as difficult as we can, but they’ve got so many parts of the pitch they can score goals from. Sometimes you have to give a few up, and sometimes you have to take a little bit of risk. We want to be attack-minded, I don’t want to come away and just sit in. There were times we had to suffer without the ball, there was a period in the first half after they scored where I felt it could go the wrong way.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “It was a really tricky fixture in the first place, we know about all the different things West Ham are good at. I told the boys after the game, if we are not well organized, we have to defend with passion.”
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