Bilic without number of key players for visit of Liverpool

Jonathan Hernandez
November 5, 2017

West Ham started their match against Liverpool in fine form. Find out by following our live matchcast. "On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good". This time it was from a Reds corner, which Noble deflected towards his own goal, which was saved by Hart, but Matip was in the right place at the right time to prod home from close range.

Suprisingly from kick-off, Liverpool restored their two-goal advantage in the 56th minute when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bundled in his rebound into the roof of the net for his first league goal for Liverpool.

"I watched him a lot at Chelsea, and it didn't really take off for him when he was a Chelsea player", he said on BT Sport.

The opener came when Joel Matip cleared Manuel Lanzini's out-swinging corner and the ball broke perfectly for the devastating counter-attacking duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to launch a sudden breakaway.

Further up the field Coutinho is set to miss this third fixture in a row due to a groin issue, but Liverpool expect their Brazilian star to make his return during the visit of Southampton following the upcoming global break.

Matteo says that West Ham should give Carroll an hour and see if he can cause problems for the Reds, dismissing the view that the England striker is better being brought on as an impact substitute.

Steve Cook's injury-time header left Rafael Benitez's side with just one win in its last six.

This looked set to be the game's key tactical battle: could Salah help Liverpool break down a deep defence?

The Hammers dropped to 17th, with just a point separating them from the relegation zone.

"We will never know how it would have been if we don't score the first one, I think it was kind of an open game up until then".

Huddersfield held on for a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion despite playing the final third of the game with 10 men. Ayew this time crossed to Lanzini at the back post, and Lanzini controlled the ball expertly on his chest before poking a smart finish past Simon Mignolet. At least it meant the full-time boos were less obvious than the half-time boos, but one senses that with the worldwide break looming, it could be curtains for Bilic.

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