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Mane gives Liverpool a nervous win over West Ham

Sadio Mane's first-half goal was enough for Liverpool as they stumbled to a 1-0 win over West Ham to sit three points clear of leaders Man City. (Author: Gardener)

West HamSadio Mane's first-half goal was enough for Liverpool as they stumbled to a 1-0 win over West Ham to sit three points clear of leaders Manchester City. The Reds were far from their peak form and with better composure, Champions League chasers Hammers could have left Anfield with a deserved point, but quality chances wasted in both halves allowed the hosts to clinch a 12th straight win gain "If you're fighting for the championship title, you definitely get three points," was the assessment of Graeme Souness. How the teams lined up | Match StatsWatch free PL highlights on Sky SportsPremier League table | Fixtures | Results Mane's shot was confirmed by VAR as he latched on to a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold to fire past Lukasz Fabianski from six yards out after timing his run perfectly to stay on defender Craig Dawson's right. Liverpool could have doubled their lead before the break when Luis Diaz's attempt was cleared down the line by Aaron Creswell, but West Ham could also have equalized when Alexander-Arnold had to smash away Pablo Fornals' attempt after Spaniard Alisson had promised . When Diaz twice narrowly missed a second Liverpool man after half-time, Manuel Lanzini missed the game's chance to equalize, brilliantly controlling Tomas Soucek's cross from the right before firing from six yards over the goal that gaped in front of him. The manner of performance will not have pleased Jurgen Klopp, but the three points will be crucial ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby, while West Ham - still two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United after playing a game more has seen his top-four hopes continue to dwindle with a third winless game in four. 'Special win' convinces Liverpool remain out of touch with leaders Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool hadn't produced a classic performance to beat their impressive visitors but said the win - their fourth 1-0 triumph of the season - was a " special result” was its importance. Alexander-Arnold added that the game produced the kind of result that is "really important" for the Reds in their quest for the Premier League title. Even at the break, when Mane had put Liverpool ahead, Klopp knew his side were in a game - under his guidance no other opponent had attempted more first-half shots against Liverpool than this West Ham side. Alisson was perhaps lucky as his palm against Michail Antonio's powerful shot off the post had enough to land just the right side of his own crossbar before being grateful for Alexander-Arnold's help to deny Fornals down the line when the Spaniards Midfielder overcame the offside trap and was played into the backfield. After the break, two final challenges to Jarrod Bowen and Antonio - the former was even forced out injured by the force of Andy Robertson's intervention - prevented the Hammers from finding a way back into contention and Lanzini dropped Liverpool then hooked himself with one a terrible miss for which he had little excuse. However, Liverpool also had chances to finish the game as a competition. Shortly after Manes opened the scoring, Diaz was inches from doubling his lead when Creswell hooked his shot on goal off the line before the Colombian shot just wide after two attempts after the break. Klopp admitted Liverpool's defense had lacked quality, with West Ham creating more chances than most of their opponents in recent games, but said his side's "passion" had made up for any shortcomings elsewhere. "It was a really tricky game from the start, we know all the different things that West Ham are good at," he told Sky Sports. "I told the lads after the game if we weren't organized well we had to defend with passion." The amount of games we've won in the last few weeks can't be won without stress and the occasional luck. The three points were also all that mattered for Alexander-Arnold, who set a personal record during the game with a career-high 16th assist of the season. He told Sky Sports: "Look at the Burnley game, we went there and we got a 1-0 win too. Those are the ones that really count - it's nice with a 4-0, 5-0 win but it's three points After the game, Robertson praised West Ham's courage in "leaving four players up front" than Liverpool had the ball and Moyes said it was necessary to have hope of getting a result at Anfield. He told Sky Sports: "We've been here recently and we've come close a couple of times. We try to make it as difficult as possible, but they have so many parts of the field to score goals on. And if we got one we could have won - I certainly thought we had the chances." "They had a few chances that we gave them - but we grew into the game. We didn't convert Pablo's chance and late in the second half I thought if any team scored, we probably would." Souness: "Of course" Liverpool have quadruple hopes After last weekend's Carabao Cup triumph over Chelsea, Klopp played down any hope of Liverpool winning four trophies this season - with the FA Cup, Champions League and Premier League still possible - but Souness, who managed the club from 1991-94, said his former club I've done this for a chance to make history." Sky Sports' Graeme Souness: "Of course it's on but you just never know if there's going to be a banana peel somewhere where you least expect it. Liverpool meet on Tuesday 8th June March, at 8pm in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 at Inter Milan before returning to the Premier League against Brighton on Saturday 12 March at 12:30pm West Ham will face Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 on Thursday 10 March at 17:45. The Hammers' next Premier League game is on Sunday 13 March at 2pm against Aston Villa. Both sides had five shots on target at Anfield – with West Ham having nothing to show for their xG of 1.41. Sadio Mane's 12th league goal of the season surpassed his tally of 11 from 2020/21


Jurgen Klopp unleashes his anger over Sadio Mane's situation

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp let go after seeing Senegalese star Sadio Mane fail to make a number of decisions in his side's Premier League win over Arsenal on Wednesday night (Author: Gardener)

Jurgen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp let loose after watching Senegalese star Sadio Mane fail to make decisions in his side's Premier League win over Arsenal on Wednesday night. the lack of protection offered to Sadio Mane after he was accused of diving in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Arsenal, keeping the club's title hopes alive. Klopp's comments came after Liverpool's hard-fought win at Arsenal, which saw Diogo Jota break the deadlock before Roberto Firmino came off the bench to claim the win and wow the manager. Early in the first half, Mane went down expecting a challenge from Arsenal defender Gabriel that never came. Fans and home team players urged referee Andre Marriner to book the Senegalese star. Mane, who has been booked to dive in Liverpool reds in the past, was not booked but another incident that left him on deck late in the first half left his manager furious on the touchline; Klopp was seen gesturing angrily towards the referee and confronting the fourth official after a tackle by Cedric versus Mane in which Marriner assumed the Portuguese defender had won the ball and not fouled Liverpool No10. "The situation with Sadio Mane, I'm sick of it!" said an angry Klopp after the win. "I'm just sick of taking a player out and he could have done whatever he wanted, anything." Maybe someone can explain to me why Sadio doesn't get free-kicks. Don't tell me he's a diver or whatever, he's not. "Maybe if he has one, it's not a clear foul, but it's always like that," Klopp continued. "Maybe there's a little contact and he goes down, but then you see it in the situation. Or with the right [fouls] he doesn't get them and I don't like that. "Not enough protection? Whatever you want to make of it, just look at the situations and tell me it's not always a foul Described as 'no contact' and awarded a free kick: "If Sadio does that, the whole stadium is up Trot and the referee [thinks] 'Oh my god'. I'm sick of it and that's why I was a little bit angry," he said. Mane has previously reacted to being called a diver, most notably in 2019 after an incident at Liverpool's Champions League game against Napoli. On that occasion, he went down under a challenge from Giovanni di Lorenzo but saw penalty claims being turned down. "Yes, I think it was a penalty," said the former Southampton player at the time, as reported by the Liverpool Echo. "I didn't dive like I used to do, did I?!" he joked. "Like I've always said, I'm not a player who always dives to steal something from the game. I could get lucky sometimes and get a penalty but he didn't give it for me and it wasn't a fall."



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