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Moyes singles out one Liverpool star who did something 'great' vs West Ham


David Moyes was left to rue a ‘great’ Alisson Becker save as the Liverpool goalkeeper denied Tomas Soucek shortly before Mo Salah’s opener in Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League win at Anfield.

A world-class reaction save at one end from Alisson Becker, and then a ruthless finish from Mo Salah at the other. A lot has changed at Liverpool over the summer, but some things still stay the same.

Alisson’s remarkable reflex stop to keep out a thumping Tomas Soucek header when the game was still goalless would not look out of place in any Peter Schmeichel compilation, springing to his right and pushing the ball aside with wrists carved out of granite.

And Moyes cannot help but wonder what might have been had Liverpool not had a number one with such presence and prowess coming to their rescue.

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Alisson Becker shines as Liverpool beat West Ham

“We passed the ball well, we did a lot of good things and and Tom had a chance,” a frustrated Moyes tells the West Ham website. “Their ‘keeper made a great save. We gave them a good game. I thought we were unlucky to go behind.

“The penalty kick was probably the first time we had anything to deal with, and even then it took a bit of a deflection into Salah’s path and we gave away a penalty kick.

“I’m disappointed with all three goals.”

Jarrod Bowen – so regularly linked with a move to Merseyside – pulled West Ham level with the sort of instinctive header which has some feeling a career awaits for him as a centre-forward.

But Liverpool, as is quickly becoming their trademark this season, pulled clear in the second half; Darwin Nunez proving once again that he finds the difficult a lot easier than he finds the straightwoard, hooking a stunning volley past Alphonse Areola after slicing a far simpler chance wide of goal.

A predatory tap-in from Diogo Jota then sealed three hard-fought points.

Two defeats in a row now for West Ham

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“Obviously, I’m disappointed that we’ve lost. When it was 2-1, we were certainly in the game,” Moyes adds, West Ham slipping down to seventh after successive defeats, albeit against Liverpool and Manchester City.

“We gave away a really bad second goal which put us under pressure. We had been under a bit of pressure but we played really well at times in the first half, created chances and scored a really good goal and we were worthy of the draw at half-time.”

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