Liverpool’s Title Bid Up In Flames Following Nervy Away Draw Against West Ham United

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The title chase of Liverpool might have truly hit the rocks finally after they failed to pick up a win against West Ham United at the London Stadium.

The Reds have struggled for form in their last set of Premier League matches, winning just one out of three with their only win coming against Fulham, losing to Crystal Palace and Everton without scoring. 

However, they scored today against West Ham but couldn’t keep their defense locked up.

A match that was looking drab, failing to produce a goal until the 43rd minute when West Ham cooked up some magic.

The deadlock was broken by Jarrod Bowen with a header off Mohammed Kudus’s cross. West Ham took a 1-0 lead into the break, a lead they would wish to hold on to or possibly make better.

The Reds scored early in the second period

Liverpool didn’t come to exchange pleasantries in the second half as they had an instant answer to West Ham’s goal. 

Robertson restored parity for Liverpool in the 47th minute, it all started with Luiz Diaz who drifted into the box from the left-hand flank, to lay the ball off to Robertson who took a shot.

In rather unfortunate circumstances for West Ham, it happened that Areola parried the ball into his net, and there Liverpool had it level.

Liverpool would take the lead in the 66th minute, and this time it was a capitulation of the West Ham defence as they couldn’t keep out a Liverpool corner.

A corner was swung in, headed out but still in the box, Ryan Gravenbench was there to take a volley, his volley hit West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna and then deflected off Areola into the net. How unfortunate.

West Ham United responded to Liverpool in quick time

However, it won’t take long before West Ham comes back on level terms. The Goal scorer Jarrod Bowen turned provider this time as he swung the ball into the box to find Michail Antonio. 

Antonio’s looping header was far off Allison Becker who couldn’t help but watch on as the ball went into the net.

Jurgen Klopp thought to make subs to nick it, and he brought on Darwin Nunez and Mohammed Salah who are both out of form.

Liverpool thought they had won in the final minutes off a counterattack, Mohammed Salah was darting through and he laid it off to Harvey Elliott but his shot clattered the bar, another opportunity gone begging.  

West Ham had a final bite at the Cherry with another opportunity but it was brilliantly snuffed out by Joe Gomez to ensure it ended 2-2.

An entertaining match would be no consolation for Jurgen Klopp and his boys as that probably signals an end to their title bid. 

Perhaps they had a victory here, they would be on top of the table pending Arsenal’s match against Spurs and also City’s match against Nottingham Forest later on Sunday.

The Reds were also knocked out of the Europa League in mid-April after losing 3-1 on aggregate to Atlanta. 

Klopp might end his final season at Liverpool with just the Carabao Cup

Jurgen Klopp can only wish his final season at Liverpool doesn’t end in this form, leaving trophyless. 

Although that doesn’t demystify his success over the years, he will forever remain one of the best in the Hearts of the Scousers. 

Liverpool still has three matches to play like almost every other team in the premier league, namely; Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, and Wolves.

Anyway, it remains a mystery if they will win the league though as it is not entirely impossible.

West Ham remain 8th on the PL table, two points above Chelsea who have three games yet to be played. They seem to be in contention for the Conference League spot.

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