West Ham United needed their superb result against Liverpool on Monday night but Manchester City arguably needed it more.

The Hammers were held to a 1-1 draw by the league leaders and were desperately unlucky not to take all three points.

It gets West Ham’s faltering season back on track after a poor run.

But it also blows the title race wide open again with Manchester City set to go top if they beat Everton on Wednesday night.

Much is made of how much notice title rivals take of one another’s games, performances and results.

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Pep playing it cool after Pellers rattles Klopp

Pep Guardiola was certainly playing it cool when asked what he thought of West Ham denying Liverpool all three points.

But speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, pundit and Premier League title winner Tim Sherwood insisted all eyes would have been on the Hammers who he felt thoroughly deserved to win the game.

 

“They’re lying, they’re lying, 100 pee cent they are lying,” Sherwood told The Debate when asked if Man City’s players would really not have been engrossed in the West Ham game against Liverpool.

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Those City players would have been proud of West Ham

“Last night those Manchester City players would have been sitting there watching West Ham play and they would have been proud of that West Ham performance and they would have been disappointed after the game that they never actually won that game, West Ham.

“Because they deserved to win the football match.

“And them Man City fans, and players, – would have been pleased Liverpool dropping points

“But they would have been sitting there, glued to the TV last night willing on West Ham.”

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Refreshing honesty after laughable Klopp comments

It is refreshing to hear Sherwood’s comments after laughable quotes from Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk after the game.

Both claimed Liverpool should have won.

That was despite scoring a goal as a result of one of the worst offside calls of the season. A feat nearly surpassed at the death but Divock Origi failed to take advantage.