West Ham welcomed Liverpool this Monday at the London Stadium on Matchday 25, in the Premier League. Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham could hold Premier League pioneers and got a point, as well as helped his former team, Man City in the title race. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost a wonderful stoppage-time chance through Divock Origi, which implies they can lose their leadership to City on Wednesday.
The two teams began the match examining one another, as an early mistake could mean an early goal. Regardless of that, the hosts had the better chances and could have proceeded, in Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez’s feet, yet they need good luck.
Liverpool had a large amount of the ball possession, however, couldn’t change it in viable shots. In any case, at the 22nd, things appeared to have changed for the Reds. Adam Lallana took care of the ball and demonstrated great class to pass the ball to James Milner – who was offside – , and crossed it to Sadio Mane, who opened home past Lukasz Fabianski. 0-1 Liverpool.
Nonetheless, the Red satisfaction would not keep going long, as only six minutes after the goal, the hosts leveled through Michail Antonio. In a disguised set-piece, the Brazilian Felipe Anderson discovered Antonio, who was quicker than Naby Keita, got into the box, and finished past Alisson Becker. 1-1.
From that point onward, the Hammers developed into the game and had the better chances for a comeback, yet they flopped in, perhaps, a matter of fortunes or destiny… Or on the other hand a mix of both out and out.
In the second half, the game cooled down and the most obvious opportunity was at the 93rd moment, when Keita chose Origi – he was likewise offside, yet the Linesman didn’t give it – , as the Belgian got face to face with Fabianski, however, he wasted the brilliant possibility for the Reds.
Following the 1-1 draw among Liverpool and West Ham, the Reds keep top of the League, with 62, 3 in front of Man City. The Hammers are the twelfth, with 32 points. Liverpool’s next match will be at Anfield, against Bournemouth as West Ham will go up against Crystal Palace, away, on Saturday, for the Premier League.