Liverpool 1-0 West Ham: Darwin Nunez scores his first Anfield goal for Reds

Liverpool keeper Allison saves a penalty taken by West Ham's Jarrod Bowen
Allison stored his first Premier League penalty for Liverpool since September 2020 in opposition to Chelsea

Darwin Nunez scored his first Anfield goal for Liverpool and Alisson stored a penalty because the Reds defeated West Ham in an incident-packed come upon.

Nunez had already long gone shut with a rasping strive when he rose to satisfy Kostas Tsimikas’ pass and plant a downward header past the achieve of Lukasz Fabianski.

The busy Nunez was once introduced with an opportunity to double the lead moments later however this time Fabianski was once ready to save lots of ahead of the Hammers have been awarded a penalty after Joe Gomez’s foul on Jarrod Bowen.

Bowen picked himself as much as take it however Alisson produced a positive diving save in entrance of the Kop to verify Liverpool subsidized up their superb win over Manchester City on Sunday with any other 3 issues.

Nunez beginning to settle

Liverpool fanatics became up at Anfield questioning whether or not the group may practice up the win over Manchester City on Sunday.

The Reds were unpredictable this season however they made it 3 directly wins in all competitions as Nunez made his mark.

It has no longer been a very simple begin to lifestyles for the Uruguay striker who arrived to a lot fanfare from Benfica for an preliminary £64m in the summertime.

Against West Ham, Nunez presented additional proof he’s beginning to in finding his rhythm and self belief.

He put himself in a very good place to satisfy Tsimikas’ pass and beat Fabianski for his 3rd goal in 4 video games.

Nunez was once full of life right through and can have had a hat-trick however 37-year-old Fabianski denied him with two positive saves whilst the Liverpool ahead additionally hit the publish with an impressive strive.

His scoring streak is welcome information for supervisor Jurgen Klopp who has misplaced Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz to harm for the foreseeable long run.

Hammers pay the cost

Nobody may significantly query the task David Moyes has carried out since returning to West Ham in December 2019.

Two top-seven finishes and a Europa League semi-final is proof of a membership shifting ahead however the Hammers are suffering for consistency after a 6th defeat in 11 Premier League video games.

Moyes stated the assistant referee “needs to go to Specsavers” after being angered via the officers right through the 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday.

But his facet best had themselves guilty for no longer taking their probabilities at Anfield.

Referee Stuart Attwell awarded the Hammers a penalty in a while ahead of half-time after checking the pitchside track following Gomez’s foul on Bowen.

But the England ahead was once brilliantly denied via Alisson, who adopted up his help for Mohamed Salah’s winner in opposition to Manchester City with a a very powerful save.

Substitute Said Benrahma and Gianluca Scamacca additionally had nice probabilities to equalise whilst, within the last moments, James Milner produced a goal-saving problem to disclaim Tomas Soucek a definite equaliser.

The Hammers have now scored simply 9 objectives in 11 Premier League video games and their loss of spark in entrance of goal will concern Moyes.

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 2Gomez
  • 4van Dijk
  • 21TsimikasSubstituted forRobertsonat 81′mins
  • 11Salah
  • 14Henderson
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forFabinhoat 58′mins
  • 28Freitas Gouveia CarvalhoSubstituted forJonesat 57′mins
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forMilnerat 81′mins
  • 27NúñezSubstituted forElliottat 57′mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fabinho
  • 7Milner
  • 15Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 17Jones
  • 19Elliott
  • 26Robertson
  • 42Clark
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher

West Ham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fabianski
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Zouma
  • 24Kehrer
  • 3Cresswell
  • 12DownesSubstituted forAntonioat 74′mins
  • 41Rice
  • 28Soucek
  • 8FornalsSubstituted forBenrahmaat 61′mins
  • 20Bowen
  • 7Scamacca

Substitutes

  • 5Coufal
  • 9Antonio
  • 10Lanzini
  • 13Areola
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 22Benrahma
  • 32Coventry
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Randolph

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