Premier League stalemate at Anfield on Sunday
Divock Origi’s second-half equaliser saw Liverpool salvage a thrilling 2-2 draw in an error-strewn Premier League match against struggling West Ham.
The Belgium international netted for the fourth consecutive match as Jurgen Klopp’s men recovered from losing an early lead at Anfield, but they now sit six points adrift of leaders Chelsea in third place after a second straight match without a victory.
Adam Lallana was brought back into Liverpool’s team as one of two changes and he opened the scoring with his first top-flight strike since September.
But Dimitri Payet equalised for West Ham with a trademark free-kick as poor positioning from home goalkeeper Loris Karius – who also made a mistake at last week’s late collapse at Bournemouth – helped his cause.
Michail Antonio had the visitors in front when he capitalised on a mistake from Joel Matip, but Origi scored from close range after Darren Randolph had dropped Sadio Mane’s cross shortly after half-time to claim a point.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic was backed by the club’s board this week and while this result extends their winless run to six top-flight matches, it is enough to move them out of the bottom three.
The opener arrived in the fifth minute when Mane made ground down the left after linking up with Origi and sent in a cross for Lallana, with the midfielder afforded time to control and send a calm finish into the far corner from eight yards.
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