West Ham's new manager revealed during first half v Liverpool

Michail Antonio of West Ham in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium

The club face Watford when they return from the global break which gives Sullivan and co-chairman David Gold some time to consider their decision.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Slaven Bilic or J├╝rgen Klopp?

West Ham have lost three of their past four games at London Stadium and were unable to cope with Liverpool's pace on the counter-attack throughout Saturday's game.

The Egyptian was involved in the second, too, as his low corner was deflected goalwards by Noble where Hart could only parry back into the danger zone and Matip tapped home. Mane played to the left and Roberto Firmino led the line, which resulted in Salah playing as number 10, theoretically bridging the gap between midfield and attack.

This looked set to be the game's key tactical battle: could Salah help Liverpool break down a deep defence?

Vicente Iborra opened the scoring with his first goal for Leicester before Xherdan Shaqiri levelled.


Despite his unsuccessful time at United and further unproductive spells at Real Sociedad and Sunderland, he boasts a wealth of managerial experience and is seen as someone who can steady the ship at West Ham, the source said.

West Ham player Aaron Cresswell was also asked about Bilic's position. Lanzini floated around on the periphery, forced to spend too long on the left rather than in the centre where he can only play when West Ham have possession.

Expecting a 4-3-3 it was evident within the opening moments that Liverpool were adopting a 4-4-2; however, as Klopp has mentioned on several occasions, players' starting points are purely that.

A mis-judged timing on the path of Joe Gomez saw Manuel Lanzini chest down Andre Ayew's cross to the back post before the Argentine poked the ball past Simon Mignolet to bring the Hammers back into the game but their celebration was shortlived. "It's the second in a row at home", he told BT Sport.

Liverpool's two-goal lead was restored as Oxlade-Chamberlain squeezed a shot past Hart, after the keeper kept out his initial effort.

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