Liverpool kept their slim hopes of finishing in the top four alive tonight, by beating West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium.
Both sides traded early goals, with Lucas Paqueta firing home from distance for the Hammers on 12 minutes before Cody Gakpo equalised in similar fashion just six minutes later.
Liverpool scored their winner in the 66th minute when centre-back Joel Matip rose highest to hammer home a header from an Andy Robertson corner.
The Reds are now six points behind fourth-place Man United, although Erik Ten Hag’s men have two games in hand. Speaking afterwards Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his side’s display.
“I loved the first half, we played really well, controlled the game then bang 1-0 down,” Klopp told BBC Sport.
”But we kept playing, scored an incredible goal, kept playing, kept moving them then scored in the second half.
“We needed a set piece but I’m more than happy with that. Yesterday Joel had five of them [headers] and put them all in the fence but today put it in the net. I’m really pleased for Joel that he showed up today as it’s not been his season so far.
“Maybe the boys have found their feet back and I liked the football we played. The first half was the best we have played in ages, it was convincing, it was us and we played football. We’ve had games this season where people have not recognised us and today we showed it is still in us and I’m pleased with that.”
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