Premier League

  • 35’ D. Sturridge
  • 57’ Philippe Coutinho
  • 61’ Philippe Coutinho
  • 76’ D. Origi
14/05/2017
Premier League
London Stadium
Attendance 56,985

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
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      Liverpool put four past the Hammers at the London Stadium, to put them in pole position to secure a top four position and Champions League football next season. Sturridge gave the visitors the lead in the first half, before a double from Coutinho and a goal from Origi made it four-nil and send all t
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      FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 0-4 LIVERPOOL
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      Liverpool didn't start the game well, with the Hammers looking the better side but the Reds grew into the game and took the lead through Daniel Sturridge. Both sides have had more good chances to score. Matip hit the crossbar for Liverpool and West Ham hit the post through Ayew, so the score remains
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      HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 0-1 LIVERPOOL
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      The teams are out here at the Olympic Stadium and kick-off is almost upon us. Stay tuned for all of the match action!
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      STAT: None of the last 11 Premier League meetings in east London have ended level, with West Ham winning four and Liverpool claiming seven victories since a 1-1 draw in December 2001.
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      TEAM NEWS: For Liverpool, Lallana comes in for Lucas and Sturridge comes in for Firmino following the 0-0 draw with Saints last weekend. This is Sturridge's first Liverpool start since January, and only his sixth Premier League start of the season. The Hammers also make two changes, following their
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      LIVERPOOL SUBS: Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Alexander-Arnold, Lucas, Klavan, Woodburn
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      LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1): Mignolet (GK); Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum; Lallana, Coutinho, Origi; Sturridge
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      WEST HAM SUBS: Randolph, Feghouli, Snodgrass, Ogbonna, Fletcher, Quina, Rice
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      WEST HAM (3-4-2-1): Adrian (GK); Fonte, Reid, Collins; Byram, Fernandes, Nordtveit, Cresswell; Lanzini, Ayew; Calleri
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      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS...
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      West Ham are unbeaten in five league and cup games against Liverpool, winning three of those matches, however they have never gone six matches undefeated against the Reds.
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      Meanwhile the Hammers sit 12th in the table and they could move up to 10th with a victory. Last time out saw West Ham beat Tottenham one-nil and put a huge dent in Spurs title hopes. For today’s game, they be missing Andy Carroll and skipper Mark Noble.
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      Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva are both doubts for Liverpool because of muscle problems. However, on a positive note, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge are in contention to start after making several substitute appearances following returns from injury.
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      Liverpool sit fourth in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester City, so a win today is crucial in their bid to gain a Champions League spot. They will be looking to bounce back from last week’s 0-0 draw with Southampton at Anfield.
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Liverpool.
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      We're underway!
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      Good start by the Hammers, they have started the game on the front foot with Aaron Cresswell already providing plenty of width down the left wing and looking to whip ball into the box. They will be hoping that they can end their final home game of this season, with a good performance and win.
    • 4'
      STAT: The Hammers have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets at the London Stadium for the first time - they last kept four in a row at home between January and February 2010. Furthermore, West Ham are unbeaten in their last five league games after losing the previous five.
    • 6'
      West Ham look up for this game. There has been a few feisty challenges in midfield, and the hosts are attempting to make this difficult for the visitors. Cresswell is getting forward down the left at every opportunity, thanks to the formation that the Hammers are playing today. The left winger is ca
    • 7'
      HUGE CHANCE! Sam Byram goes agonisingly close to giving the Hammers the lead! The right full-back joined the West Ham counter-attack and received the ball in plenty of time and space on the edge of the box from Jonathan Calleri, Byram the fired a low shot at goal which went inches wide of the far po
    • 10'
      This is better from Liverpool, they look to have woken up after that excellent Hammers chance just minutes ago. Adam Lallana works some space on the edge of the box and then wins a corner off Byram.
    • 11'
      OFF THE BAR! Liverpool go incredibly close to taking the lead. It was a great delivery by Philippe Coutinho from the corner-kick, which is met by Joel Matip at the far post, but his header cannons against the crossbar and none of his teammates can react quick enough to smash in the rebound. The Reds
    • 13'
      CHANCE! It is end-to-end stuff here at the Olympic Stadium, as West Ham now go close to taking the lead! Edimilson Fernandes lets fly from 25 yards on the half volley, and Mignolet does well to tip it wide after seeing it late. The resulting corner comes in, but Winston Reid heads over the bar.
    • 15'
      Now Coutinho takes a strike at goal from the edge of the area! However, the Brazilian's powerful effort is straight at Adrian who makes a good save. Another warning for the Hammers.
    • 18'
      Liverpool have kept one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League visits to West Ham, in a 3-0 victory in May 2009. Plus, the Hammers have won their last three home games against Liverpool. Both sides look eager to grab an early goal here.
    • 20'
      Liverpool have settled into the game now after a shaky start to the game. The visitors are dominating possession at the moment, but a lot of their passes are in the middle of the pitch and they aren't really threatening the Hammers final third. West Ham look like they will try and break on the count
    • 23'
      The visitors are starting to pick up the tempo of their game now and press higher up the pitch. Lallana and Milner link up well down the left, with the latter firing a low shot at goal from the edge of the box, however it is deflected by Jose Fonte and into the grateful hands of Adrian.
    • 25'
      Manuel Lanzini takes on a few Liverpool defenders before he is taken down by Matip just on the edge of the area. However, no free-kick is given for the Hammers to the fury of the home supporters. This allows Liverpool to break forward and mount an attack of their own, but it comes to nothing.
    • 27'
      Coutinho has another shot at goal from the edge of the area, after working his way vertically across the West Ham midfield, but he shoots a yard or so over the West Ham crossbar. Good effort and he is getting closer, but it didn't trouble Adrian.
    • 30'
      The score remains goalless here at the Olympic Stadium as we pass the half hour mark. Both sides have had a few good chances, they have just lacked that final touch.
    • 31'
      The Hammers are still getting some joy down their left flank, with Cresswell and Lanzini linking up well to cause Clyne problems who isn't getting much help from his midfield players when defending.
    • 32'
      Sturridge goes close! Liverpool play a long upfield ball to the striker, who runs into the penalty area but he fires just wide of the West Ham goal from a tight angle. It hits the side-netting, perhaps he should have fired across Adrian in the hope of a deflection or the resulting save, falling to a
    • 34'
      Liverpool still looking a way to unlock this Hammers defence. Clyne sticks it across the box and it falls to Milner at the back post, and his cross come shot is miscued and goes wide, however, Sturridge was just a yard away from it at the far post.
    • 35'
      G D. Sturridge
    • 35'
      It was a superb ball by Coutinho to pick out Sturridge, the Brazilian picked the ball up near the half-way line and spotted Sturridge making a run behind the Hammers defence, the striker then made no mistakes with the finish.
    • 35'
      GOOOAAALLL! LIVERPOOL LEAD! Daniel Sturridge bags his first goal in 11 games for Liverpool and gives his side a vital lead at the Olympic Stadium! It was a wonderful pass through the West Ham defence by Coutinho and Sturridge was straight onto it, using his pace to get away from Reid, he then rounde
    • 38'
      The traveling Liverpool are in fine voice now! If it stays like this and Jurgen Klopp's side beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day, that's a top four spot secured.
    • 40'
      Liverpool look very confident and assured now, they are playing the ball around with ease in the middle of the park and look good value for their lead. West Ham just can't get a touch of the ball at the moment, as the Reds push for another goal to perhaps kill the game off before the break.
    • 42'
      Matip goes close again with a header! The centre-back once again gets his head to the ball from a corner, this time he can't keep his header down and it flies a few inches over the bar. The Liverpool defender looks furious with himself, that he has missed that opportunity. West Ham all over the plac
    • 44'
      OFF THE POST! HOW DID HE NOT SCORE! Andre Ayew strikes the post from just a yard from goal! A Hammers corner came in and Ayew was completely unmarked at the far post and it fell perfectly to the striker, but his effort hits the post! He had acres of space to score into a practically empty net! There
    • 45'
      There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played here.
    • 46'
      The second half is underway!
    • 47'
      EARLY CHANCES! Liverpool have come flying out of the traps at the opening of the second half! First Origi fires a powerful shot at goal from the edge of the area, which forces Adrian into making a superb save. The Reds keep the pressure up and the ball falls to Lallana in the box, who turns and fire
    • 47'
      That's the half-time whistle!
    • 50'
      YC Edimilson Fernandes
    • 50'
      The first yellow card of the game is shown to Fernandes for a late challenge on Coutinho.
    • 50'
      Sloppy start by West Ham here, they ended the first period on a positive note but they have failed to get going in this second half. Will Liverpool come to regret those missed chances, or will the Hammers wake up and produce a moment a magic themselves?
    • 52'
      STAT: Victory today will give the Reds 73 Premier League points, the most a team has had in 38-game season without finishing in the top four is 72 points.
    • 55'
      SI S. Feghouli SO J. Calleri
    • 55'
      SI A. Fletcher SO José Fonte
    • 55'
      Another substitution by the Hammers and it is clearly an attacking one and perhaps a change in formation, as centre-back José Fonte heads off the pitch and he is replaced by striker, Ashley Fletcher.
    • 55'
      The first of a double substitution here by West Ham, as Jonathan Calleri comes off and he is replaced by Sofiane Feghouli.
    • 56'
      Liverpool still dominating the possession here and they look in control of the game. The game is starting to become more stretched, with space starting to open up for the counter-attack.
    • 57'
      G Philippe Coutinho
    • 57'
      GOOOAAALLL! LIVERPOOL DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Coutinho produces a moment of magic here at the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers failed to clear the danger from Wijnaldum's strike which hit the bar. Coutinho dribbled past several players on the edge of the box and worked space in the box, before firing a low s
    • 57'
      OFF THE CROSSBAR! Fantastic striker by Wijnaldum, on the volley, his strike smashes against the crossbar, with Adrian no chance of saving that if it was on target.
    • 60'
      This is potentially going to be a huge victory for Liverpool, here in their bid to secure Champions League qualification. The away supporters are making all of the noise here!
    • 61'
      G Philippe Coutinho
    • 61'
      Wijnaldum was the player who handled the ball in the area just seconds earlier, but nothing was given and he put Liverpool on the counter-attack, playing a good ball into Coutinho who showed great skill and composure to finish.
    • 61'
      GOOOAAALLL! IT'S THREE! Coutinho is once again the main man! Liverpool broke on the counter-attack from the Hammers corner, with the home side still appealing for a penalty. Wijnaldum is the man who then feeds Coutinho inside the box at the other end of the pitch, Coutinho cuts inside and shows grea
    • 61'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Wijnaldum appears to handle the ball in the penalty area, whilst going up for a header with Reid. The West Ham players and supporters are appealing for a penalty, but the referee doesn't give anything and Liverpool break on the counter...
    • 63'
      YC J. Collins
    • 63'
      A yellow card is shown to James Collins for his furious appeals that a penalty was not given to his side, and the decision that led to Liverpool scoring a third goal.
    • 66'
      OFF THE BAR! Origi lets fly from 20 yards, and it comes off the top of the crossbar! Once again Liverpool hit the bar, that's the third time this season. Liverpool look comfortable and surely have wrapped up all three points here now.
    • 68'
      STAT: If Liverpool can wrap up the victory here today at the London Stadium, it will be the 52nd different venue where they have claimed a Premier League victory, more than any other side.
    • 70'
      As it stands, Liverpool will move up to third in the table, one point ahead of Manchester City in fourth. Four points ahead of Arsenal in fifth and eight in front of Manchester United who have a couple of games in hand. Meanwhile, the Hammers will remain 12th on 42 points.
    • 72'
      Free-kick to Liverpool in an excellent shooting position. Coutinho is standing over it, can he complete his hat-trick? No. His effort goes high over the crossbar from 25 yards out.
    • 75'
      Liverpool are in complete control here as we enter the final 15 minutes of the game. They look content to see the game out and take three points back to Anfield. West Ham struggling to get a touch of the ball, never mind create any chances of their own.
    • 76'
      G D. Origi
    • 76'
      Wijnaldum tried to score himself, but his shot was mistimed and blocked, but it fell perfectly to Origi who was in the perfect position to put Liverpool four-nil up.
    • 76'
      GOOOAAALLL! LIVERPOOL HAVE FOUR! Origi this time the man on the scoresheet. The ball came into the box from Sturridge and Lallana pounced, with Adrian blocking his effort. It then fell to Wijnaldum who smashed a shot at goal, which was blocked but it fell perfectly to Origi, just a few yards out who
    • 77'
      SI R. Snodgrass SO A. Ayew
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      The third and final West Ham substitution, with André Ayew the man coming off and he is replaced by Robert Snodgrass.
    • 79'
      ANOTHER CHANCE! Origi has a good opportunitity to make it five! He just has Collins to beat, he should pass it square to Sturridge who is in acres of space. However, he takes the shot himself but it is straight at Adrian who makes an easy save.
    • 82'
      Liverpool have had 23 attempts on goal here today! They have dominated this game since Sturridge put them ahead in the first half. The Hammers have failed to capitalise on their bright start which saw them look the better and more dangerous side.
    • 84'
      CHANCE! Robert Snodgrass goes close for the Hammers! It was a decent opportunity for the winger to score his first goal for West Ham. Feghouli crosses and it finds its way to Snodgrass, who takes the shot on the volley, but it goes inches over the bar. 
    • 86'
      Liverpool make their first substitution of the game late on, with the opening goalscorer Daniel Sturridge the man coming off and he is replaced by Lucas.
    • 87'
      SI Lucas Leiva SO D. Sturridge
    • 88'
      Liverpool still look keen to score more goals here! They are dominating the final moments of this game, the Hammers just want to here the full-time whistle now and a lot of their fans have already made their way to the exits.
    • 89'
      SI Ben Woodburn SO Philippe Coutinho
    • 89'
      SI M. Grujić SO A. Lallana
    • 89'
      Lallana is the other player to come off and he is replaced by Marko Grujić.
    • 89'
      Double substitution for the Reds, with the man of the match, Coutinho coming off to huge applause by the away supporters, he is replaced by Ben Woodburn.
    • 90'
      There will be a minimum of two minutes added time played here.
    • 92'
      That's the full-time whistle!
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    new zealand
    Winston Reid
    2
    Defender
    croatia
    Dejan Lovren
    6
    Defender
    cameroon
    Joel Matip
    32
    Attacker
    wales
    Ben Woodburn
    58
    89'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    england
    Declan Rice
    41
    Defender
    spain
    Alberto Moreno
    18
    Defender
    england
    Trent Alexander-Arnold
    66

    MANAGERS

    chile
    Manuel Pellegrini
    germany
    Jürgen Klopp

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 5 10
    Yellow Cards 2 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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