Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Ham
The former Liverpool defender reflects on three points dropped for Jurgen Klopp's side
Jamie Carragher described Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United as three points dropped in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool appeared to be coasting towards three points after Adam Lallana produced a classy finish to break the deadlock inside five minutes against a West Ham United side that conceded five times in their previous game.
However, France midfielder Dimitri Payet levelled with a free-kick, although Liverpool number one Loris Karius made a suspect attempt to keep out the West Ham playmaker’s set-piece.
The Reds were left facing the prospect of back-to-back Premier League defeats after Michail Antonio capitalised on a rare Joel Matip mistake and poked a finish past Karius.
The Premier League clash swung back in Liverpool’s favour after Belgium striker Divock Origi levelled inside two minutes of the second half but the Merseyside outfit couldn’t conjure a late winner.
Asked if it was three points dropped for Liverpool, Carragher told Sky Sports:
“Yes of course when you see West Ham in the bottom three before the game. Credit to West Ham. When Liverpool got the equalising goal with so long to go you thought it was only a matter of time.”
Liverpool will make the trip to Middlesbrough in their next Premier League game at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Reds will host Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Monday 18 December.