Liverpool’s lead at the top is now just two points after another frustrating draw against West Ham.
Carried no fault from the goal and did well dealing with everything else thrown at him.
James Milner 6
Struggles against Anderson as many expected him to do, lacking the pace of Trent Alexander Arnold but he did get forward well, to his credit. Even though he was wildly offside for the goal. Cheers ref.
Virgil van Dijk 6
Solid in the main, dealing well with any aerial bombardment. Nothing much that made him stand out above the pack other than a late interception to stop a promising counter.
Joel Matip 6
Similar to Van Dijk. Solid but nothing inspiring, struggling to make his possession count.
Andy Robertson 6
Showed his usual exuberance to bomb upfield but this time was unable to make the chances count. Antonio got the better of him on a few occasions, too.
Clear evidence of why he’s so important to this side but wasn’t helped by his teammates, left with too much to do. Unfortunately that left vulnerabilities for West Ham to exploit.
Adam Lallana 6
To his credit, he did well for the opener, showing great feet to work a pocket of space. Fooled the defence a few times with his usual Cruyff turns but began to fade. Still a little off the pace but understandably so.
Naby Keita 5
Defensively very poor, allowing Antonio in for the first goal. Struggling to show his creative eye while his inability to cover the space proved a real issue. Faded on a night when he needed to shine.
Roberto Firmino 5
It just wasn’t his game really. Failed to muster an attacking threat while his creative work wasn’t much better. Has to improve.
Sadio Mane 6
Clinical goal which proved to be the one bright spark of the night. Certainly Liverpool’s best threat.
Mohamed Salah 6
Looked menacing in the second half but couldn’t get his usual goal in the end.