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


LONDON (AP) — Liverpool conceded a late equalizer from Michail Antonio in a 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday, dealing a blow to Jurgen Klopp's staff's Premier League title hopes.

Liverpool limped to the end line in Klopp's final season in cost, recording only one win of their final 5 league video games and falling behind the tempo set by title rivals Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.

Antonio's header within the 77th minute leveled the sport on the London Stadium, after Liverpool had recovered from falling behind to Jarrod Bowen's header within the forty third minute.

Andy Robertson equalized early within the second half and an personal aim from goalkeeper Alphonse Areola put Liverpool forward within the sixty fifth minute.

The draw leaves Liverpool in third place, two factors behind leaders Arsenal with a sport in hand. Metropolis are one level forward of Liverpool and have two matches left towards Klopp's staff.

Liverpool dominated the primary half, however solely two of 11 pictures had been on track. Changing probabilities has been a giant drawback for Liverpool in current weeks.

One other rising challenge could also be a Quarrel Between Klopp and star ahead Mohamed Salah, who was an alternative choice to the second time within the final three matches.

As Salah ready to return on instantly after Antonio's aim, Klopp went over to talk to the Egyptian winger.

Salah responded by spreading his arms after which began pointing in the direction of Klopp. Darwin Núñez, who was about to enter as a sub, received between Salah and Klopp and pushed his teammate.

Requested in regards to the confrontation, Klopp mentioned: “Now we have already talked within the dressing room.” “For me, that's it.”

So Liverpool could have an opportunity of successful the title.

“To be sincere, I'm not within the temper to speak about it or take a look at it in any respect,” mentioned Klopp, who’s stepping down on the finish of the season after nearly 9 years in cost. “We needed to win right here, we knew it, and we didn't.”


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