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Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes damaged in 2-2 draw at West Ham



Liverpool's Premier League title hopes damaged in 2-2 draw at West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool conceded Michail Antonio’s late equalizer in a 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday that additional dented the Premier League title hopes of Jurgen Klopp’s staff.

Liverpool is limping to the end line in Klopp’s final season in cost, recording only one win in its previous 5 league video games to fall off the tempo set by title rivals Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.

Antonio’s header within the 77th minute at London Stadium tied the sport after Liverpool recovered from going behind within the forty third to Jarrod Bowen’s header.

Andy Robertson equalized early within the second half and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s own-goal put Liverpool forward within the sixty fifth.

The draw stored Liverpool in third place, two factors behind chief Arsenal, which has a sport in hand. Metropolis is one level forward of Liverpool and has two video games in hand over Klopp’s staff.

Liverpool managed the primary half, dominating possession however getting solely two of its 11 photographs heading in the right direction. Changing probabilities has been a giant downside for Liverpool in latest weeks.

One other rising difficulty is likely to be a spat between Klopp and star ahead Mohamed Salah, who was an alternative choice to the second time within the final three matches.

As Salah was getting ready to return on shortly after Antonio’s aim, Klopp went over to talk to the Egypt winger.

Salah answered again along with his arms outstretched then began to level at Klopp. Darwin Nunez, who was additionally about to enter as a sub, received in between Salah and Klopp and pushed away his teammate.

“We already spoke within the dressing room,” Klopp mentioned, when requested concerning the confrontation. “For me, that’s achieved.”

So is likely to be Liverpool’s title probabilities.

“I’m not within the temper to speak about that, to be trustworthy, or have a look at that in any respect,” mentioned Klopp, who’s leaving on the finish of the season after almost 9 years in cost. “We needed to win right here, we knew that, and we didn’t.”


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