By James Agberebi:
Liverpool were held to a frustrating 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield by struggling West Ham United on Sunday.
Nigerian prospect Ovie Ejaria was an unused substitute for Liverpool.
Liverpool were hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 4-3 away loss to Bournemouth last weekend but could only share the spoils.
Adam Lallana and Divock Origi scored for Liverpool while Dimitri Payer and Michail Antonio got West Ham’s goals.
The draw keeps Liverpool in third position on the log and three points behind Arsenal who are second.
West Ham move up to 17th spot in the league table.
Liverpool got off to the perfect start thanks to Lallana in the fifth minute, who twisted and turned inside West Ham’s area before shooting past Darren Randolph.
West Ham almost equalised on eight minutes through Michail Antonio but his shot was tipped around the post by Loris Karius in goal for Liverpool.
Payet made it 1-1 for West Ham in the 27th minute after converting a brilliant free-kick.
Joel Matip almost restored Liverpool’s lead in the seven minutes later only to see his header go just wide.
Liverpool surprisingly found themselves 2-1 down in the 39th minute after Antonio pounced on a defensive mix-up.
Prior to the start of the second half, Liverpool made their first change with Ragnar Klavan replacing Dejan Lovren.
Origi got Liverpool back into the game three minutes after the break, profiting from a rebound before tapping in from four yards.
Jordan Henderson went close to giving Liverpool the lead on 70 minutes but his long range strike was saved by Randolph.