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West Ham player ratings vs Liverpool; Ngakia shines as Fabianski and Noble struggle
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West Ham player ratings vs Liverpool; Ngakia shines as Fabianski and Noble struggle

West Ham were incredibly unlucky not to get a result away at Liverpool last night.

David Moyes’s men fought extremely hard, but eventually fell short, losing 3-2 to the Reds.

But how did the Hammers starting XI fare?

Lukasz Fabianski – 4

This was quite possibly the 34-year-old’s worst display in a West Ham shirt. He was at fault for Liverpool’s first two goals, and it could be argued that he rushed off his line needlessly for the Reds’ third. We can’t be too harsh on the Pole, however. He has been incredibly consistent over the past 18 months.

Jeremy Ngakia – 9

Jeremy Ngakia (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wow. What a debut. The 19-year-old was not overawed by the Anfield atmosphere, nor the occasion of playing the league leaders. The Hammers might just have a future star on their hands.

Issa Diop – 7

The Frenchman got West Ham back in the game with a smart header from Robert Snodgrass’s corner. He defended resolutely throughout the game as well.

Angelo Ogbonna – 8

The Italian was an absolute warrior for West Ham last night. He kept Roberto Firmino quiet and didn’t make one single mistake throughout the entire game.

Aaron Cresswell – 7

The left-back put in a commendable shift against the brilliant Mo Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold. He failed to have much of an impact in the final third, however.

Mark Noble – 5

Mark Noble (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The West Ham skipper had a shocker. He was constantly beaten to the ball by his opponents, and looked tired throughout. Noble’s passing was way off as well.

Tomas Soucek – 8

The Czech put in an incredible display in the first-half, before coming off with an injury early on in the second. The 24-year-old has added some much-needed energy and athleticism to the Hammers’ engine room. He is now set to miss three weeks through injury, however.

Declan Rice – 7

The England international didn’t really put a foot wrong, and he set up Pablo Fornals for West Ham’s second goal. The Hammers are too reliant on the 21-year-old, however.

Felipe Anderson – 6

The Brazilian didn’t look fully fit in truth. Anderson gave the ball away far too often. He did put in a shift, however, and hopefully he’ll return to his best sooner rather than later.

Robert Snodgrass – 8

Robert Snodgrass (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The Scot was mightily impressive. Not only did he work incredibly hard, but his set-piece ability was a real threat too. The 32-year-old racked up his fifth Premier League assist of the season last night.

Michail Antonio – 7

The 29-year-old did not stop working for his team, and constantly attempted to stretch the Liverpool back-line. He wasn’t quite as clinical in the final third as he should have been, however.


Pablo Fornals – 7

Pablo Fornals (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The tricky Spaniard scored the Hammers’s second goal, and once again put in a tireless shift for his club.

Sebastien Haller – 5

The 25-year-old was totally ineffective when he replaced Anderson after 64 minutes. He looked slow and laboured and didn’t offer West Ham any kind of physical presence in the final third.

Jarrod Bowen – N/A

Only entered the fray in the 83rd minute, but he had a chance to make it 3-3. Only a wonder save from Alisson prevented that from happening.