Highly motivated Liverpool team brought back to earth by West Ham

The Reds had gone into the game brimming with a belief an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season but the gaps in the side were highlighted by the visitors.

Brenden Rodgers has continued from where they left off last season; playing unconvincing football.

Despite the win over Arsenal on the opening day, Liverpool looked slightly reserved and unconvincing. Successive home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth had seen SlavenBilic’s men installed as relegation candidates and labelled as a team almost as unstable as their new boss.

Benteke was rather isolated where he was left to duel alone with the two central defender. Fellow signings Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne both endured a difficult evening as well for the Reds but it was unfair to criticize only the new signings for a torrid performance.

DejanLovren, whose early season form has been praised following his disastrous debut season on Merseyside, reverted to type with a showing to go down as his very worst in a red shirt. A lack of concentration allowed Manuel Lanzini to nick the ball off him to create the second goal for Mark Noble, and from there he lost all confidence in his own ability.

These lack lustering performances are nothing new to the Liverpool fans as they Rodgers ideology has often let them down.  Liverpool need to improve a lot in order to contest for the Champions League position. This season might also be ‘make or break’ for the Liverpool manager.