Our review of West Ham United 3 Liverpool 2 in the Premier League at The London Stadium, including The Reds response during and after the game.

Dan Morgan hosts Neil Atkinson, Sean Rogers and Paul Cope…

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  • West Ham – 4/16 cross success and 2/3 corner compared to 5/22 3/6 last season
  • Liverpool attacking third passes 184/248
  • 11 fouls committed to 6 WHU
  • LFC 12 shots inside penalty area – 4 on target
  • 0 from fast break away
  • Between HT and 65′ Liverpool complete 74/96 passes – Percentage of 77.1
  • Neither bench fills you with confidence
  • West Ham’s consistency in playing together and understanding the “what we do”
  • What Liverpool might have done here, if anything without the injuries.
Early set piece:
  • Nothing is different to what Liverpool have always done (see pictures)
  • West Ham are clearly putting more men in six-yard area as opposed to pen-spot runners: Disrupt ‘keeper/stop the counter/loose balls
Liverpool response:
  • Right and left side playing very specific roles in how both attack and see ways home.
  • Robertson at the by-line and in general final third
  • Jota (11 passes received between 1-0 and 1-1. One pass forwards. 0 take ons or recoveries).
HT to 65:
  • Arguably where Liverpool lose the game
  • Hot potato/shape is woeful/flicks and lazy passes. Lots of post-match talk of losing patience and being rash. Agree?
  • Thiago readying and doing the sub anyway.
Sean’s “ironing out niggles” theory maybe becoming required earlier than first thought?


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