Start Him - Former Liverpool Star Gives West Ham Team Selection Advice

Posted November 05, 2017

Plenty of West Ham fans have been calling for Slaven Bilic to be sacked during the first half of their match with Liverpool. Matip tapped into an empty net after Hart initially prevented an own goal with a fine save.

But it didn't have the desired effects, and the Baggies came away with nothing on an afternoon where Gareth Barry played against his 46th different team in the Premier League (bear in mind there have only ever been 49).

"On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good and as I said, two years ago, one year ago and now, the club is above every individual and that includes me".

West Ham couldn't live with the fluidity of the movement shown by Liverpool in the first half.

Just prior to Salah's opening goal Liverpool had lined up as 4-2-3-1 in possession and 3-4-3 without the ball; alternating to a 2-4-4 once Joel Matip had grabbed the second.

Performing at the highest level for both club and country, Salah is as important to Liverpool as his counterpart Mane.

"The first goal was a fantastic counter-attack, the second from a corner and that's two goals from set-plays in a week". Our one player on the edge of the box didn't react really well and then they are in a good shape with [Sadio] Mane and Salah.

The in-form Andre Ayew came into this clash with three goals in his past two outings and he nearly added to that tally in the ninth minute.

Could West Ham conjure up a stunning comeback as they did against rivals Tottenham in the League Cup?

Noble again looked short of Premier League quality in a display that featured a hopeless dive, a mistake for Liverpool's second goal and more running or pointing than orchestrating.

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.

Yet the more direct approach got West Ham back into the game - for one full minute. Swansea City dropped into the relegation zone after slumping to a home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion. 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.