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Liverpool’s title hopes dented in dramatic 2-2 draw with West Ham


Liverpool’s dream of clinching the Premier League title took a heavy blow as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham at the London Stadium.

The visitors showed resilience after conceding the opening goal to Jarrod Bowen’s header in the 43rd minute. Goals from Andy Robertson (48′) and an own goal by West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (65′) gave Liverpool a 2-1 lead, overturning the deficit.

However, Michail Antonio’s header in the 77th minute leveled the score, denying Liverpool victory despite their dominant performance in the second half.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed disappointment, saying, “We’re in a very, very difficult position. If Arsenal win it is five points and Man City have some games in hand. Not impossible, but very difficult.”

The frustration was palpable as Klopp and substitute Mo Salah exchanged words after West Ham’s equalizer.

West Ham’s goalkeeper Areola received praise for his performance, making crucial saves to deny Liverpool further goals. However, it was Liverpool’s Diaz who left an impression with his outstanding display, contributing to Robertson’s goal and causing problems for West Ham throughout the match.

The draw leaves Liverpool in third place, trailing behind Arsenal and Manchester City. With City having two games in hand and Arsenal one, Liverpool faces an uphill battle to secure the title.

Despite the setback, Liverpool fans remain hopeful for a strong finish to the season as they continue to chase their Premier League title aspirations.