Liverpool FC were in second place for the match. A win against West Ham would have to come for the championship lead. But the game against the “Hammers” was more difficult than the “Reds” expected.
Jürgen Klopp finds it difficult to get started with the English football champion FC Liverpool. Against West Ham United, the Reds struggled to a lackluster 2: 1 (1: 1) despite oppressive superiority, Diogo Jota only scoring the winning goal in the closing stages (85th).
Despite obvious weaknesses in the last four games, the team of the former Dortmund and Mainz coach took the lead at the table for at least one night. Liverpool could lose first place on Sunday (3pm) if local rival Everton were to win at Newcastle United. With his seventh goal of the season, striker Mohamed Salah had leveled the Hammers’ lead (10th) with a penalty (42nd) – it was already Liverpool’s 15th goal.
Chelsea and Manchester City cheer
With his third goal in the Premier League, international Timo Werner sealed Chelsea’s third win of the season. With his goal in the 70th minute, the ex-Leipzig put the final point behind the Londoners’ 3-0 (1-0) success at the bottom of the table, Burnley FC. Werner had already scored for Blues in the 4-0 win at FK Krasnodar last Wednesday in the Champions League.
Timo Werner (r.) Welcomes his teammates to cheer together. (Source: PA Images / Image Images)
With great difficulty, Manchester City, number two, relegation candidates Sheffield United triumphed. A goal from Kyle Walker (28th) gave the team of former Bayern coach Pep Guardiola a moderate 1-0 (1-0).
National player Ilkay Gündogan, who played 90 minutes for the first time a week ago after recovering from Corona’s disease, only came off the bench in the final phase after scoring a 3-0 win at Olympique Marseille in the Champions League. City is eighth, one point behind Chelsea. Sheffield is still third from the bottom in anticipation of its first win of the season.