Premier League
4 November 2017
Game week
0 - 2
1 - 4
London Stadium (London)


0 - 1
21' Mohamed Salah (G) (assist by: S. Mané)
0 - 2
24' J. Matip (G)
M. Lanzini (G) 55' (assist by: A. Ayew)
1 - 2
1 - 3
1 - 4
75' Mohamed Salah (G) (assist by: S. Mané)


Minute   Description
Liverpool didn't hit their full stride today but they didn't need to. Again electric in front of goal, Salah continued to show his credentials to be signing of the summer and the return of Mane also helped. Oxlade-Chamberlain also had his best performance in a Reds jersey, so there's plenty of reason to be optimistic.
West Ham know that they will slip into the bottom three tomorrow if Everton win and Slaven Bilic will struggle to keep his job. The next few weeks are crucial, particularly with a run of games against Watford, Leicester and Everton after the international break.
FULL-TIME! Another day to forget for West Ham and the boos ring out around the London Stadium again. Liverpool didn't have to be at top gear as West Ham rolled over and showed their soft underside, conceding a number of very sloppy goals.
90'+1 Three minutes of added time and these could well be the last few minutes of West Ham under Slaven Bilic.
90' A stupid yellow card for Lanzini. Aggrieved with the decision, he boots the ball into the stands.
89' Milner has done superbly since his introduction and plays a one-two with Salah. Now in behind the defence, he tries to play the ball across to Solanke but it's intercepted. From the resulting corner, Matip fouls Reid.
88' Another chance for Liverpool, with Solanke immediately making an impression as he fires a drive wide of the left hand post.
87' Liverpool's final change sees Oxlade-Chamberlain replaced by Lovren.
Firmino's game is over, Solanke comes on in his place and will fancy his chances of netting his first senior goal for the Reds.
86' Yet another chance for Liverpool, as Can surges forward from midfield and plays the ball over to Firmino. He strikes for goal but again it's wide.
CHANCE! Where on earth is the West Ham defence? A quick one-two between Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain has the Hammers defence wide open. Milner had plenty of space to work with but his shot is poor, bobbling wide of the post.
84' CHANCE! It could still get worse for West Ham, as Oxlade-Chamberlain tries a pop at goal but sees his shot blocked.
83' West Ham fans now flocking to the exits in their masses, which is hardly surprising. It's not been an evening to remember tonight.
81' CHANCE! Salah, on a hat-trick, opens up his body and curls towards goal but Hart is equal to the effort.
79' Liverpool's fourth goal means that West Ham have conceded 23 goals this season, more than any other Premier League side.
77' Liverpool bring an end to Mane's day, as it's his first appearance since the 1st of October, and Milner comes on.
75' Superb driving intent from Mane, who's returned with a vengeance today.
​GOAL! Game over and it's Salah again. The West Ham defence can't stop Mane's run forward and he clips the ball across the box to where Salah has acres of space. He has time to take a touch and smash a low drive into the bottom right hand corner, leaving Hart with no chance.
74' West Ham appeal for handball in their own area as Mane controls the ball, with the referee playing the advantage.
72' Final change of the match for West Ham, with Javier Hernandez replaced by Diafra Sakho. Again, the reception is mixed.
71' There's certainly more goals in this but it's difficult to predict which side they'll go to.
69' CHANCE! Liverpool have the chance to put the game to bed as Firmino charges through the defence, before slicing a ball wide of the far post.
CHANCE! Hernandez heads over the bar after a superb ball from Arnautovic, with the striker nudged by Moreno and seeing his jump disrupted as a result.
68' Mane blasts over the bar after a nice move from Liverpool, with Firmino backheeling the ball to the Senegalese ace instead of picking a better placed option.
66' Carroll is receiving treatment after receiving a knock but he looks able to continue. Bilic is involved in a big discussion with his colleagues on the bench.
64' Hernandez flagged offside but West Ham look a lot sharper. Again though, the frustrating thing is that there was something for them in this game but they've been undone by their own mistakes.
62' Arnautovic quickly wins a foul out on the left, with Gomez holding back the Austrian, and Lanzini steps up. Hernandez gets onto the end of the delivery, flicking the ball over the top of the bar.
61' Another change for West Ham and it's again one that shows attacking intent. Murmurs of boos for Marko Arnautovic as he enters the field, with Noble making way.
60' Lanzini is at the centre of everything good that has happened for West Ham today. Carroll's pressure on Klavan leads to a sloppy ball back to Mignolet, which the Argentine is extremely close to pouncing on ahead of the goalkeeper.
59' CHANCE! Carroll takes the ball down well and feed the balls to Lanzini. Unfortunately, West Ham's number ten can't hit the target and wastes a glorious opening.
58' West Ham really are the architects of their own downfall. Two very cheap goals conceded at crucial periods and the worst part is Liverpool haven't even been that good.
56' GOAL! Liverpool restore their two-goal advantage after just 57 seconds. Firmino turns Reid with ease, Oxlade-Chamberlain has acres of room and pokes home after seeing his initial effort saved by Hart.
55' Ayew's delivery didn't actually look that great but Lanzini did superb.
GOAL! Game on? Lanzini gives West Ham a boost as he latches onto the end of Ayew's cross and lofts the ball over Mignolet after using his strength to beat Gomez. A superb touch and a superb finish from the Argentine.
54' Crucial interception by Reid as he prevents the ball going through to Firmino, which gives a further warning of the threat Liverpool will always pose despite the fact they're not enjoying too much possession.
53' Carroll's presence in attack is certainly asking more of the Liverpool defence but the issue is that if you play to his way, then you limit Hernandez's involvement.
51' For their part, West Ham are retaining possession better than they did in the latter stages of the first period and are back into the sort of performance that they showed in the opening twenty minutes or so.
50' Well, we had a relatively quiet start to the game but the home fans are back to giving their players grief.
49' Mane strikes an effort at goal from outside the area but its way wide of the target.
47' Reid earns a yellow card for that challenge, which is dangerous considering the players he's up against.
Kouyate wins a corner, with Mignolet unable to stop the ball going behind. Lanzini's delivery is poor though and Mane wins a free-kick following a foul by Reid.
46' Andy Carroll comes on at the break against his former side, with Edimilson Fernandes making way and leading to a shake-up in the line-up.
45' KICK-OFF! We're back underway for the second half. West Ham are now kicking to the left and need a huge turnaround. The omens aren't good for them; they're yet to win a Premier League match at the London Stadium after falling behind.
It's hardly been a superb performance from Liverpool, who've had the game play into their hands. Salah has continued to look a threat and they're dominating midfield but there has still been the signs of the defensive mishaps that we've come to associate with Jurgen Klopp's side.
West Ham started the game brightly but woeful defending for the opening goal has left them sinking without a trace. It's now a crucial 45 minutes ahead for the club, particularly Slaven Bilic as he may find himself looking for a job during the international break if things don't improve.
HALF-TIME. A huge chorus of boos at the end of the whistle as West Ham find themselves with their backs against the wall. A quickfire double from Salah and Matip has put Liverpool in the driving seat, leaving the Hammers fighting against the odds and the wrath of their own supporters.
45'+2 West Ham win a throw in a decent area after a Mignolet mishap and it leads to a sight of goal for Lanzini, who strikes way over the bar.
45'+1 Two minutes of added time at the end of the half. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall in the West Ham dressing room?
44' Salah's pace is causing West Ham's defence all sorts of problems. Reid is able to put the ball behind for a corner, which is easily collected in the air by Hart.
42' We're not even at half-time yet and the heads of West Ham players are dropping.
41' Liverpool turn on the heaty again, with Salah showing excellent feet out wide to create room. The pressure on the defence wins the ball back for the Reds immediately, as they're controlling the tempo of the match.
39' West Ham can't get out when they do get the ball, adding to the frustration in the stadium, and it really does feel like we're watching a ship slowly sink beneath the waves.
37' Noble throws himself to ground and earns a yellow card for diving. At least he's showing some enthusiasm.
35' Fernandes miscontrols and the ball runs out of play, cue more anger from the supporters. The word toxic sums up the atmosphere this evening and it's difficult to see how Bilic can fix things.
33' Lanzini is at least a bright spark for the Hammers as he surges forward to intent but Noble concedes possession sloppily after receiving the ball from the Argentine.
32' Every time the opening goal is replayed, it gets increasing more painful to watch. Slaven Bilic will be having kittens on the sidelines.
30' The West Ham fans are starting to be heard and not in a good way. They're making their presence known to referee Neil Swarbrick, as they believe a few decisions have gone against them today, but they're also starting to turn on the players as they continue to cheaply concede possession.
29' Firmino nicks the ball off Reid and is then fouled by the New Zealand international. Oxlade-Chamberlain's delivery is headed away by Kouyate to be picked up by Firmino, who fizzes a ball into the area that Hart gobbles up.
27' Conceding that first goal has really knocked the stuffing out of West Ham. There were just 13 seconds from Lanzini's corner and Salah scoring, which shows just how poor the defending was, and all their hard work in the opening period has been quickly undone.
25' Disastrous few minutes for West Ham. After a superb start, a mistake has opened the floodgates and there now seems to be no way back for the Hammers. Huge concerns for the hosts.
24' GOAL! Liverpool double their advantage and it's another defensive shambles for West Ham. Salah's low cross into the area clatters off Noble's shin, Hart saves, but the ball falls to Joel Matip for a comfortable finish.
23' Liverpool haven't really been at the races so far but if you give them opportunities like that, they will be taken.
21' Salah and Mane linked up superbly with that goal, with the Egyptian feeding it through to Mane and then receiving the ball back in the area.
GOAL! The curse of the commentator strikes. Liverpool take the lead after dealing with Lanzini's corner and hitting on the counter attack. Fernandes over commits in the middle and it leaves three against one, with Salah fed the ball to net his sixth Premier League goal of the season.
20' Liverpool, since that early save from Hart on Firmino, have been very sub par and are certainly playing patiently. It's leading to more encouragement for the home fans though, which could work against them.
18' Very bright start from West Ham and Hernandez has looked lively. He's flagged offside after Noble lofts a ball over the top but there's signs of encouragement from the hosts.
16' Obiang on Mane is the latest foul to be called and it's certainly settled into a very physical affair. On the face of it so far, West Ham have been the better side and Liverpool need to get into the game more.
15' Noble is fouled by Firmino on the right, quite a way from goal, and it's an opportunity for the defenders to get forward. Lanzini's delivery is dealt with by Can though and the Hammers are forced to go all the way back to Hart.
14' Hernandez did take a hit to his knee in that challenge and requires treatment, which leads former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll to warm up. He does look able to continue though.
12' Huge shots for a foul as Hernandez moves away from Matip and falls to ground but the referee waves play on. It's definitely a foul but the strike certainly made more out of it than he needed to.
10' Chances for either side then in the opening ten minutes, with Firmino forcing Hart into action and Ayew hitting the post. There's certainly space to expose in the attacking third and it will probably come down to who takes their opportunities.
9' OFF THE POST! Lanzini's pass takes a huge deflection and loops over the defence to Ayew, who flicked an effort past Mignolet, who wears the captain's armband for Liverpool today, but saw his effort bounce behind off the outside of the post.
8' Free-kick for West Ham in the middle of the park as Can fouls Hernandez, a player West Ham will need to get into the game more today. The Mexican has three Premier League goals this season but hasn't yet scored in a league win for the Hammers.
6' Lanzini is popping up in the pockets for West Ham in the early minutes, which will be a huge boost for the Hammers given his absence early in the season.
4' West Ham moving the ball around well in their own half but Liverpool are quick to put the pressure on. The hosts, on the other hand, are dropping deep when the Reds have possession.
2' West Ham's first surge forward sees Cresswell send a wayward cross out of danger. Upon replay of that Firmino chance, it was a very good save from Hart and he's likely to face an onslaught today.
1' Late challenge from Obiang on Moreno leaves the latter down in a heap and it would have perhaps been a yellow card later in the match. Liverpool have a free-kick from a wide position and the ball isn't deal with by the West Ham defence, with Firmino forcing a save from Hart.
KICK-OFF! We're underway at the London Stadium in a match where both sides could face an inquest if they fail to win. Liverpool get us underway, kicking from right to left.
For Liverpool, the situation this season can be marked as 'could do better'. The Reds can move level on points with Arsenal with a victory, with the Gunners playing tomorrow, and it's crucial that Jurgen Klopp's side don't slip up as five of the six sides ahead of them play tomorrow.
Bournemouth's dramatic late winner against Newcastle means West Ham have dropped a position in the table ahead of this match and now sit a single spot above the relegation zone, as well as a single point. Failure to win here gives Everton the opportunity to leapfrog the Hammers tomorrow, with the Toffees playing host to Watford.
Liverpool make three changes to the side that beat Maribor 3-0 in the Champions League during midweek, with Oxlade-Chamberlain getting a chance in a central midfield role. Milner, Alexander-Arnold and Karius drop to the bench, with their places taken by Mignolet, Gomez and Salah.
West Ham make two changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace last weekend. Pablo Zabaleta and Jose Fonte are out, so Reid and Obiang come in. Young starlets Rice and Haksabanovic are on the bench, along with summer signing Arnautovic- who needs to improve massively.
Liverpool subs: Loris Karius, Daniel Sturridge, Dejan Lovren, Dominic Solanke, Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Marko Grujic.
West Ham subs: Adrian, Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, Diafra Sakho, Arthur Masuaku, Sead Haksabanovic, Declan Rice.
Liverpool XI: Simon Mignolet; Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
West Ham XI: Joe Hart; Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Cheikhou Kouyate; Edmilson Fernandes, Pedro Obiang, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell; Andre Ayew, Javier Hernandez.
Liverpool's attacking play has earned them plenty of plaudits this season but there's still big question marks surrounding their defensive performances. Back-to-back 3-0 victories have restored some form after being heavily defeated in their last trip to London, against Tottenham, and they'll be confident of a positive result today.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic remains under intense pressure and saw his side throw away a two-goal lead to draw with Crystal Palace last weekend. Defeat here could see the Hammers slip into the bottom three by the end of the weekend, which could spell the end for the Croatian manager's tenure in East London.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of the Premier League's late kick-off this Saturday, where West Ham host Liverpool at the London Stadium.


W. Reid
A. Cresswell
G. Wijnaldum
C. Kouyaté
Roberto Firmino
M. Lanzini
Mohamed Salah
J. Gomez
Pedro Obiang
M. Noble
Javier Hernández
R. Klavan
Alberto Moreno
S. Mané
A. Ayew
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
A. Ogbonna
S. Mignolet
E. Can
J. Hart
E. Fernandes
J. Matip

Additional info

N. Swarbrick
S. Child
Fourth official
C. Pawson


Match Stats

West Ham United Liverpool
22 Attacks (Dangerous) 30
2 Corners 3
9 Fouls 13
14 Free Kicks 14
9 Goal Kicks 8
5 Offsides 1
0 Shots (blocked) 2
4 Shots (off target) 6
0 Shots (on target) 2
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
21 Throw Ins 27

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