Liverpool ease past West Ham

2010-04-19 23:05

London - Liverpool kept alive their faint hopes of finishing fourth in the Premier League with a 3-0 stroll against a lifeless West Ham United at Anfield on Monday.

First-half goals by Yossi Benayoun and David Ngog gave the home side the initiative before an own goal on the hour from Hammers keeper Robert Green helped lift Liverpool into sixth place on 59 points.

They trail fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have a game in hand and have four matches left to play, by five points.

After early exits in the Champions League and FA Cup, Liverpool's only hope of silverware in a torrid season lie in the Europa League where they play Atletico Madrid in a semi-final, first-leg match in the Spanish capital on Thursday.

West Ham are three points above the relegation zone in 17th and will be nervous observers on Wednesday when Hull welcome Aston Villa hoping to take advantage of their game in hand and draw level on points with the east London club.


  • Anfield1 - 2010-04-20 07:39

    Watching the game last night, it occured to me once again that Stevie G is just not the same player he used to be, his body language looks bad, confidence on the ball, ability to take on players, even his attempts at goal lately have not been up to scratch. Do you think he is keeping himself for the SWC by avoiding/preventing an injury or is his mind on a move to another club or are the players he surrounds himself the cause?

  • LFC- fan - 2010-04-20 07:49

    A well deserved win boys- at this point in time all points count- lets close the gap on that 4th place spot & MAKE IT OUR SPOT

  • Cross - 2010-04-20 07:52

    Chelsea watchout!!!!!

  • Burgiesburnin - 2010-04-20 07:56

    "faint hopes of finishing fourth" what a load of Sh%te. So faint that they cannot be seen by the naked eye!!! Liverpool will finish 7th at worst and 6th at best. This will be the best finish they will have for the next 4 years. Gerrard gone [if he,s still worth anything] Torrez gave up a while ago and is only keeping himself match fit for the World Cup [which he may now miss] and then he,s back to Spain anyway along with the manager. Any takers on Liverpool bootom half league finish for next season?

  • Wes - 2010-04-20 08:05

    Well done to my team!! You will NEVER walk alone!! Well done Rafa... I know it is only West Ham and we are still in 7th place but we have faith in you!! The match going Reds still sing Rafa's name!! The supporters are behind you!! And by 'supporters' I don't mean the fickle 'fans' who get their opinions from the UK media and who don't know their arse from their elbow!!!

  • Up The Pool - 2010-04-20 11:09

    @Wes I assume you support Lucas as well you a sad sad person Liverpool are not consistent this season every time they win a match we get supporters screaming out and then what happens the next game they fail once again.Rapha was good at the begining but he sucks big time now and he took a top team sold of a lot of quality players and kept the really weak ones like Lucas and Ngogg and ...... Liverpool is struggling and we need help and new ideas as we want to be at the top again instead of looserville so Rapha and Lucas can go oh take Ngogg with as well a

  • Wes - 2010-04-20 12:53

    @ UP the Pool Why can't you use our real name?? Are you 12 years old or something... I support Lucas and the rest of his teammates... even though I might not rate some of them I will still support them... Lucas is not at fault here and the fact that people are attacking him or saying he isn't good enough is not going to help matters. We need to get behind the club, the team and the players as well as the coach. I can promise you one thing, Rafa is going no where!!!

  • Mark - 2010-04-21 08:07

    Liverpool Up For Sale - sends message of hope or despair for LFC fans ! I reckon there are going to be a few big surprises when new owners take over - a few top players and hopefully a clueless coach moving out ???? The West Ham game exposed our lack of depth and EXPERIENCED talent at the club - especially now that Torres is out and Stevie G. "has gone missing" Ngog and Lucas the future for Liverpool - and Benitez's brain dead tactics - hell we have got a lot to be happy about !! @Wes - been reading your comments over time - you definitely know squat about footie - if you rate either Lucas or Ngog in the modern cut and thrust of EPL then you are a supporter who is happy with Liverpool's present situation - Your continuous drivlel is laughable ! - we are a k@k team at present going no where - with the present squad and manager we are not even going to be able to compete for 4th spot in the next few seasons - and we will take longer to get back into CL football - but then I suppose with supporters of your ilk this can be expected. The real and true 'Pool fans DEMAND that the club raise the bar and achieve - nothing more nothing less - it's whats come to be expected from the likes of MU and Chelsea - and if we want to be up there with the best (as we were before) then LFC needs to get their shite together !!!!

  • Up The Pool - 2010-04-21 09:42

    I agree 100 percent Mark and Wes you need a reality check boet we are a team in desperate need of change and I hope it comes with the new owners for all the the true Liverpool supporters

  • Wes - 2010-04-21 13:51

    I am not happy with the current situation. No one is saying Ngog is world class and he might not become a top striker but consider this: He has scored 5 EPL goals this season and no other striker his age in the EPL has scored more. Bendtner of Arsenal has scored 6 goals and he is a year older. Ngog was bought for 1.5 million pounds, why?? Cos we don't have money!! Can you two please tell me which striker was signed to replace Robbie Keane?? When we received payment from Spurs??? I stand to be corrected but it was in the region of 12 million.

  • Up the Pool - 2010-04-21 16:13

    Why don't you phase that question to your wonder poop dry coach Rapha Benitez he is your hero by the sound of things and tap ins does not make you a great striker Ngogg is talentless fool and lucas OMG he should not even be playing soccer so Wes call Rapha up and ask him where is the pounds and why did he not purchase a quality striker

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