Liverpool’s best and worst players in bruising West Ham draw

Liverpool’s best and worst players in bruising West Ham draw

Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes suffered another blow on Saturday with a 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were woeful in the first half, electric early in the second and lethargic late on, with a share of the spoils probably a fair result. The Reds were already facing an uphill battle to win the Premier League title but will now need a minor miracle if the boss’ Anfield tenure is going to end with a parade.

Here are Liverpool’s best and worst players according to 90min‘s player ratings.

Luis Diaz – 7/10

Diaz was on form / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Liverpool had their ups and downs throughout the game, but the only player who was constantly on form throughout was Luis Diaz.

The Colombia international clearly targeted Vladimir Coufal with his pace and trickery and nearly dragged Liverpool away from this hole, even striking the post in the first half. How he walked away without a goal or an assist defies logic.

Honourable mention

Ryan Gravenberch – 7/10

Better from Gravenberch / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Alongside Diaz, Ryan Gravenberch was perhaps the only other player who looked up for this one.

The Dutch midfielder had the first sight of goal after just a few minutes and found himself in some nice positions throughout the game. With those around him struggling, Gravenberch took the chance to try stand out.

Wataru Endo – 4/10

Endo was off the pace / Chloe Knott – Danehouse/GettyImages

Wataru Endo has been excellent for Liverpool this season but the veteran midfielder saw his wheels fall off here.

West Ham’s midfield duo of Tomas Soucek and Edson Alvarez pretty much bullied their way through Endo, who couldn’t get anywhere close to the pair and failed to offer any cover to his defence.

Dishonourable mention

Virgil van Dijk – 5/10

Van Dijk failed to stand out / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

On a number of occasions, Virgil van Dijk could be seen screaming at those around. He clearly wasn’t happy with the standards being shown around him but needed to look closer to home for this one.

Van Dijk is supposed to stand up and drag Liverpool through games like this, but he shrunk away like most of his teammates, looking shaky whenever West Ham got through against him.


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