10 stats from Liverpool v West Ham United game

Liverpool locked horns with West Ham United at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The defending English champions were expected to win the match, and although they picked up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 2-1 win, it was far from easy for Jurgen Klopp’s sie.

Pablo Fornals put David Moyes’s team in the lead after just 10 minutes with a smart finish. Mohamed Salah made it 1-1 three minutes before the half-time whistle when he converted a penalty he had won after Arthur Masuaku was adjudged to have committed a foul on him.

Diogo Jota scored the winner in the 85th minute after being fed through by fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri.

Below are 10 interesting stats from the match at Anfield on Saturday evening.

  • Liverpool earned just one corner, while West Ham got two.
    The Reds have conceded 15 Premier League goals this season, five more than West Ham.
    The Hammers have dropped 16 points from winning positions since David Moyes returned in January.
    Second-half West Ham substitute Andriy Yarmolenko had a 100% pass accuracy.
    West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had the lowest pass accuracy (38.2%).
    Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson had the most touches (150).
    Fabian Balbuena made seven clearances for West Ham.
    Nathaniel Phillips played one key pass, won 5 headers and took 97 touches on his league debut.
    Trent Alexander-Arnold put in eight crosses for Liverpool.
    Arthur Masuaku put in five crosses for West Ham.

What’s next for Liverpool and West Ham United?

Liverpool will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Atalanta away from home in Italy in Europa League Group D.

Klopp’s side will then face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League next Sunday.

As for West Ham, Moyes’s team will take on Fulham at the London Stadium in the Premier League next Saturday.

*All stats from BBC and WhoScored.