Bilic without number of key players for visit of Liverpool

Bilic without number of key players for visit of Liverpool

Bilic without number of key players for visit of Liverpool

Liverpool raced to their second win of the week at the London Stadium with an impressive display against a lacklustre West Ham.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Salah's corner nearly forced Mark Noble into an own goal and when Hart pushed the ball out, Matip was on hand to prod in the rebound.

Bilic has been under pressure at West Ham for some time and the boss concedes talks with the chairman have been scheduled.

West Ham have endured a woeful start to their 2017/18 campaign, and now sit in 16th position in the Premier League table, after a return of just nine points from their opening 10 league outings. "On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good and the club is above every individual".

The in-form Andre Ayew came into this clash with three goals in his past two outings and he nearly added to that tally in the ninth minute.

The first goal left beleaguered boss Bilic furious as it came from a West Ham corner. This time it was from a Reds corner, which Noble deflected towards his own goal, which was saved by Hart, but Matip was in the right place at the right time to prod home from close range.

Bilic will be hugely frustrated: West Ham weren't overly troubled in open play but dead-ball situations put them 2-0 down by the break.

Huddersfield Town beat struggling West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at home to stay safely in mid-table - Dutchman Rajiv van La Parra deciding it with a curling shot just before halftime.

A 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool seems to have been the final straw for the club and Bilic, with the Hammers sitting just above the relegation zone heading into the worldwide break.

Manuel Lanzini halved the deficit 10 minutes into the second period with a fine finish, but any hopes of a Hammers comeback were effectively snuffed out 55 seconds later as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired home a rebound past the luckless Hart for his first league goal for the Reds. We will never know how it would have been if we don't score the first one.

Yet the more direct approach got West Ham back into the game - for one full minute.

Bilic said he would speak to co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold as usual after the defeat.

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