West Ham vs Liverpool player ratings: Barcelona import Alex Song impresses

It was not a game to remember for a number of Liverpool players

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An exquisite lob from Diafra Sakho earned West Ham just a second Premier League win of the season as Liverpool were outplayed in a 3-1 result at Upton Park.

West Ham were 2-0 up after seven minutes as Winston Reid headed in before Diafra Sakho exposed the Reds' defensive inadequacies once more with a stunning chip.

Mario Balotelli and Adrian were booked following an altercation after the Liverpool striker's late tackle on the West Ham goalkeeper, who reacted angrily.

Balotelli showed his better side when bringing down the cross which led to Raheem Sterling pulling a goal back for the visitors, but West Ham were by far superior throughout.

Liverpool improved in the second half but, in pressing for an equaliser, were vulnerable at the back and Morgan Amalfitano struck a late third.

So who impressed at Upton Park? Click on the gallery below to find out.


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