Liverpool extended their impressive streak against David Moyes team by defeating West Ham United 5-1. Jurgen Klopp’s side are set to clash with Fulham in the semi-finals next month.
Liverpool secured thier spot in the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a decisive 5-1 triumph over West Ham United at Anfield. Curtis Jones netted twice, while Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah each added a goal.
After the match, West Ham’s manager, David Moyes, who has not won in 21 consecutive matches at Anfield, commended Liverpool. He acknowledged the Reds’ strong performance, highlighting their rebound after a recent goalless draw against Manchester United that left Klopp and his squad disappointed.
“Liverpool played very well and obviously we didn’t play well enough,” Moyes said live on Sky Sports post-match. “The second goal was a killer when we were beginning to grow back into the game,” he admitted. “We gave them a really poor goal that made it really hard for us to get back and get any form of result.
“We didn’t do particularly well in some areas for some of the goals and we could have done much better. We beat Arsenal [in the previous round] and then we probably had the hardest draw of all coming to Anfield.
“We made a few changes to try and give people chances to show what they can do and because of the scheduling, and we were up against a really strong opponent.
“It’s a tough place to come and that is how it proved. We are not making excuses but we are involved in a few trophies. We’re looking forward to the European one.
“Tonight was disappointing but we played against a really strong team that played really well. They were really fast and competitive and we found it very difficult to even get a foothold.”
West Ham are positioned eighth in the Premier League standings. However, in their recent performance, they failed to pose a significant threat. Despite the mounting pressure on Moyes’ team, they did not seem to trouble Caoimhín Kelleher consistently.
Moyes has praised Klopp’s team on several occasions. “We were well beaten by a really powerful team,” Moyes added during his post-match press conference. “Tonight was a really tough tie for anybody and it would have been a huge thing. We’ve had an unbelievable run and you are allowed to say that at times.”
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West Ham displayed a disappointing performance in this match. Moyes opted to keep Lucas Paquetá, who many consider the standout visiting player at Anfield this season, on the bench until the later stages. The overall team effort from West Ham was lackluster.
Liverpool, on the other hand, showcased complete dominance. Their performance was precisely what they needed, especially with the impending significant match against Arsenal on Saturday.
Moyes accurately described Liverpool as ‘powerful’. With the return of the press and players like Darwin Núñez and Dominik Szoboszlai gaining confidence, Liverpool’s attacking vigor was evident.
The duo, along with several others, sent a powerful message to Klopp with their performance: ‘I need to be starting this weekend’.
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