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West Ham 3 – 0 Liverpool

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Disastrous is perhaps a fitting word to describe the manner in which Liverpool lost to West Ham last weekend at Anfield. To put things into perspective, this was the first time West Ham was able to beat Liverpool after 44 attempts ranging all the way back to 1963. So where did it all go wrong for Liverpool?

Right from the start Liverpool was left wanting when West Ham’s young Argentinian opened the scoring only three minutes into play. Following the goal was perhaps one of Liverpool’s best chances when a thunderous strike from their new signing, Roberto Firmino, hits the upright. Unfortunately for the Anfield faithful, there weren’t many positives following that strike. On the 29th minute, Liverpool fell behind even further after Dejan Lovren fumbled in possession and completely lost the ball. In one of his ever worst performances, Lovren gave the ball away to Lanzini whose cross was cleared only to find Mark Noble. West Ham’s captain pounced on the pool with a cool finish which left Mignolet completely stranded. Going into the second half, further salt was added to the wound when Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was sent off following a second yellow for a mistimed challenge on Dimitri Payet. Later on in the game, West Ham completely finished off the game with Diafra Sakho’s netting in stoppage time.

This performance was absolutely one to forget and perhaps it was coming after some questionable wins. Clearly if Liverpool wants to mount a solid challenge for a top four spot they have to hit the ground running very soon.

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http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/9971305/liverpool-0-3-west-ham-brendan-rodgers-says-both-red-cards-were-very-harsh

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