West Ham's new manager revealed during first half v Liverpool

Beth Cruz
November 5, 2017

Juergen Klopp's side won at West Ham 4-1 to secure successive league victories for the first time since August. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

Sadly, for Slaven Bilic's side, that wasn't the case; instead, West Ham conceded twice in three first-half minutes from a counter-attack and a set-piece, essentially finding themselves defeated after half an hour. Find out by following our live matchcast.

And, whilst the West Ham board have been incredibly patient, losing to Liverpool may force their hand.

Defender Steve Cook headed in the 92nd-minute victor for Eddie Howe's strugglers, earning them a second win from their last three Premier League games. Salah's scruffy low corner hit the hapless Mark Noble, forcing Hart into a decent save, and Matip couldn't miss with the rebound.

The opener came on 21 minutes... from a West Ham corner!

Asked after Saturday's defeat if he still had West Ham's backing, Bilic told BT Sport: "It's hard for me to talk about that now".


However, Firmino's brilliance allowed Liverpool to quickly double their advantage again, just 57 seconds after Mignolet was picking the ball out of his net.

Mane was instrumental, receiving the ball deep inside the Liverpool half he drove 70 yards at frightening pace before finally sliding the ball to his Egyptian strike partner to punish the Hammers' sloppy defending.

The Hammers dropped to 17th, with just a point separating them from the relegation zone.

With 12 goals in 17 games, Salah has certainly settled into life at Liverpool; factor in his four assists and his contribution to Klopp's side can not be underestimated.

"We will never know how it would have been if we don't score the first one, I think it was kind of an open game up until then".

West Ham came close to making it 3-2 in the 62nd minute from a free-kick from the left by Lanzini, but Javier Hernandez's flicked header went inches off target. At least it meant the full-time boos were less obvious than the half-time boos, but one senses that with the global break looming, it could be curtains for Bilic.

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