West Ham vs Liverpool player ratings: Philippe Coutinho shines as Reds thump woeful Hammers

A player-by-player look at the two teams

Joe Miles
Sunday 14 May 2017 15:14

Philippe Coutinho kept Liverpool's Champions League challenge in their own hands by destroying West Ham at the London Stadium.

The Brazilian master provided a moment of magic to set up Daniel Sturridge for the first-half opener, and then scored two sensational solo goals after the break.

Divock Origi put the seal on a 4-0 victory as the Reds emphatically ensured a win over relegated Middlesbrough on the final day will take them back to Europe's elite next season.

Liverpool travelled to the capital knowing any slip-up could let Arsenal take the initiative in the race for a top-four finish, and faced a West Ham team who had dashed Tottenham's lofty ambitions just nine days earlier.

But Jurgen Klopp's men cruised past their opponents and now turn their attention to Middlesbrough next week.

So how did the two teams fare? See the gallery above for our player ratings.

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