West Ham player ratings vs Liverpool as Kurt Zouma nods in Hammers winner at the London Stadium

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Lukasz Fabianski – No fault for the goal and made a number of good saves throughout the match. Brought the ire of David Moyes late in the first-half when attempting to play out from the back and instead playing his team into danger. Did not do it again. 7

Ben Johnson – Huge task for the young defender who was given the nod over Vladimir Coufal but held his own against Sadio Mane. 7

Kurt Zouma – Showed his versatility by switching from right to left centre-back after Ogbonna’s injury and was just as capable on his non-favoured side. Put in a couple of crunching tackles to cement himself as a Hammers fan favourite with cries of Zouuuum echoing around the ground that grew even louder after his goal. 8

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Angelo Ogbonna, off 22′ – Unfortunate to have to come off so early after appearing to recover from a knee knock only to get smashed in the face. Key to the Allison own goal with his mere presence doing enough to distract the goalkeeper. 6

Aaron Cresswell – Solid in the tackle with the occasional one going a little too far in the referee’s eyes. Borderline red card indecent in the first half but correctly VAR stuck with the onfield decision of no sending off. 7

Declan Rice – Unable to attack as often as he would have liked due to the Liverpool pressure but comfortable on the ball as always and showed his tactical nous by reigning in his game. 7

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Tomas Soucek – Like Rice had to play a reserved game with the defence needing him far more than the attack, did exactly what was required of him. 7



Alisson Becker of Liverpool scores an own goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Alisson Becker of Liverpool scores an own goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Pablo Fornals – Superb corner for West Ham’s opener but with the Hammers under pressure had to perform a more defensive role than usual. Took his goal well after timing his run to perfection. 8

Said Benrahma, off 86′ – Stuck to his defensive task well and was quick to spring a number of counter-attacks with balls through to Antonio. 7

Jarrod Bowen, off 84′ – Was well shackled by his former Hull City teammate Andy Robertson, worked hard as always tracking back to help Ben Johnson out throughout the match. great run and timing of the pass for Fornals goal. 7

Michail Antonio – Wasted a glorious opportunity at the end of the first-half when a poor touch let him down as he bore down on goal. Tough afternoon for the striker. but did well against the imperious van Dijk. 6

Substitutes:

Craig Dawson, on 22′ – Made a number of vital blocks as Liverpool ramped up the pressure on West Ham. Won the ball back in the build-up to Fornals goal and was a huge aerial threat at set-pieces. 7

Vladimir Coufal, on 84′ – n/a

Arthur Masuaku, on 86′ – n/a

Source by Football London

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