It was a thrilling match between West Ham and Liverpool in Match Day 33 of the English Premier League. West Ham got off to a strong start with L._Paqueta scoring from 12 minutes in to take the lead (1:0). However, Liverpool quickly responded with C._Gakpo equalizing at 18 minutes (1:1). The game remained level for most of the second half until J._Matip scored at 67 minutes (1:2) to secure a victory for Liverpool. It was an exciting game and both teams put up a good fight!
Łukasz Fabiański (rating 6.3)
Alisson (rating 6.3)
D. Ings (M. Antonio, 70)
Thiago (J. Henderson, 59)
The match between West Ham and Liverpool was dominated by the latter, as they held 72% of the ball possession. West Ham made 7 shots on target, with Tomáš Souček being the most active in terms of number of shots. Meanwhile, Liverpool made 20 shots on target and 4 on goal, with Joël Matip having the best hits on goal. In the end, it was a convincing win for Liverpool who had much better control over the game than their opponents.
Declan Rice of West Ham had a very impressive passing game with an accuracy of 85% out of 54 total passes. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk also had a great passing game with 91% accuracy out of 121 total passes. To go along with that, Declan Rice made 2 key passes while Andrew Robertson from Liverpool made 3. These stats show how important these players are to their teams when it comes to moving the ball up the pitch and creating scoring chances.
The battle between West Ham and Liverpool for the most interceptions this season has been close, with West Ham ultimately edging out the competition. Kurt Zouma led the way for West Ham with 6 interceptions, while Nayef Aguerd followed closely behind with 4. On the other hand, Liverpool saw Trent Alexander-Arnold come away as their leader, having made 4 interceptions this season. Fabinho also contributed 1 interception for Liverpool. In total, West Ham came away with 16 interceptions compared to 17 from Liverpool.
The battle for the ball is an integral part of any soccer match and two players are leading the charge for their respective teams. Tomáš Souček from West Ham has made a total of nine face-to-face fights for the ball, while Joël Matip from Liverpool has gone one better with eleven. Souček and Matip have been instrumental in helping their teams compete this season and their tenacity on the pitch is admirable. It’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top when these two finally meet in a head-to-head matchup!
The last five games (including this match):
- West Ham – LWDWL
- Liverpool – WWWDD
Top 5 English Premier League scorers:
- Erling Haaland (32, Manchester City)
- Harry Kane (24, Tottenham)
- Ivan Toney (19, Brentford)
- Mohamed Salah (16, Liverpool)
- Marcus Rashford (15, Manchester United)
- West Ham will play with Crystal Palace. April 29 at 11:30 (UTC), on Selhurst Park.
- Liverpool will play with Tottenham. April 30 at 15:30 (UTC), on Anfield.