This defeat caused them to overtake Liverpool to take the third position while Liverpool also dropped to the third position on the table. Although West Ham has been in good form since the beginning of the season, fans expected a Liverpool win because of their unbeaten record.
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, was unhappy with the game’s result. He said some of the referee’s decisions were wrong and did not favor his team. Some fans also blame Alisson, Liverpool’s goalkeeper, for saying that he was the primary cause of the goals.
Kurt Zouma and Pablo Fornals were the significant players credited for their incredible performances after the match. The West Ham coach was also celebrated for the victory as he earned his first win in 15 premier league meetings with Liverpool (4 draws and 10 defeats).
West Ham vs Liverpool 2021/2022 Premier League Last Match Report
The match took place at London Stadium (West Ham’s stadium) on the 7th of November. It was an exciting game, and football fans were anxious to see it because both teams had performed excellently in their previous matches before the meeting. The fans had already started making football predictions before the match began. Most people made Liverpool prediction bets on Neteller sports betting platforms expecting it to be business as usual by the Reds.
As the game began, West Ham had an early corner in the 4th minute of the first half played by Fornals which led to Alisson putting the ball at the back of the net, scoring an own-goal for West Ham and putting them on the first foot in the game. The referee stopped the game to check for a possible foul by Angelo Ogbonna during the scene that led to the own goal, but the goal was not cancelled.
After a few minutes, Aaron Creswell committed a hard tackle defending Jordan Henderson, which was seen as a foul play. The referee consulted the VAR to confirm the situation, and the claim of the offence was overlooked again. The Liverpool manager was not satisfied with the referee’s two decisions against his team. He said it was a ‘’clear foul’’ on Alisson for the goal and a ‘’reckless challenge’’ from Creswell.
Liverpool started looking for opportunities to create chances until the 32nd minute where they attempted to score a goal, but Diogo Jota headed the cross from Henderson over the crossbar. Liverpool was able to get back in the game thanks to a goal from Alexander-Arnold. It was scored by a freekick that was caused when Mohamed Salah was fouled by Declan Rice on the edge of the West Ham penalty area.
In the second half of the game, Fornals put their team forward again 25 minutes towards the end when he received an assist from Jarrod Bowen and shot the ball past the goalkeeper. Minutes later, Fornals had another goal ruled out as an offside. West Ham secured their lead with a goal scored by Kurt Zouma from a Bowen corner 15 minutes to end the game, making it 3-1. By this time in the game, fans knew Liverpool’s prediction to win their 26th unbeaten game was impossible.
Divock Origi, who was brought into the second half of the game, scored a reconciliation goal for Liverpool. They had another chance for an equalizer during the stoppage minute, but it was misplaced when Sadio Mane headed a Trent freekick wide.
Liverpool vs West Ham Predictions, Stats and Form
The international break gave Liverpool time to restructure, realize, and improve their defensive flaws in the West Ham game. It is now evident that they are back in order with their recent records so far.
Liverpool has always been in good form before their defeat against West Ham, but they could get back on their feet since then. They have won their last 4 premier league games, and they are now 2nd position on the table with 44 goals, and they are only behind Man City with just a point.
Aside from West Ham’s last game against Chelsea, winning 3-2, they have not won any of their matches since their meeting with Chelsea. They have dropped to the 4th position with 28 goals and lead Tottenham Hotspur with just 2 points on the premier league table.
Though they managed a win against Chelsea, it’s hard to compare West Ham’s current form as their next games are against tough opponents, including Burnley, Arsenal, Norwich City and Tottenham.
Finally, comparing teams’ present performance and records over time, a Liverpool prediction seems better primed for a win. Although West Ham is presently in the top 4 of the league table, it is hard to say they will win their next clash with Liverpool. However, bettors can be sure of seeing multiple goals in the match, and the overs market is worth a punt.
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