The 20-game Premier League unbeaten run of Liverpool came to an end after West Ham United recorded a thrilling win of 3-2 match score at the Olympic Stadium. Having scored in the opening ten minutes of their previous three Premier League fixtures the ‘Reds’ have been quick starters as of late.
However, this time, roles were reversed as West Ham took a fourth-minute lead when Pablo Fornals whipped in a dangerous corner that was diverted in by the hand of Alisson, who was under pressure from Angelo Ogbonna. VAR checked for a possible foul and a handball from the Italian, and after both were found inconclusive, the goal stood.
Holding 69% of possession before the half time break, Liverpool dominated in search of an equaliser, but were made to work hard to break down the ‘Hammers’ 11-man, deep block. They didn’t manage a shot on target until the 41st minute, but what a shot it was, as Trent Alexander-Arnold restored the parity with a thunderous free-kick giving Lukasz Fabianski no chance.
it was Fornals who added his name to the scoresheet in the 67th minute retaking the lead with all to play for in the second half. With 16 minutes to play Liverpool crumbled at the sight of another set piece this time Kurt Zouma heading in his first goal for the club to make it 3-1.
Divock Origi entered the fray and provided an 82nd-minute lifeline firing the ball into the bottom right corner to bring one back but it wasn’t enough for Jürgen Klopp’s side to save the match. Thus, Liverpool’s five-game unbeaten run at the Olympic Stadium comes to an end, and David Moyes’ men overtake their opponents into third place in the table claiming their fourth Premier League victory in a row. Here is the football highlight of West Ham win over Liverpool.
West Ham United – Liverpool 3:2
Goals: Alisson 4’ (o.g.), Fornals 67’, Zouma 75’ – Alexander-Arnold 41’, Origi 83’