'Masterclass': Shearer blown away by West Ham man after Liverpool win
Alan Shearer has told the Premier League website that David Moyes produced a masterclass as he guided his West Ham side to an outstanding victory over Liverpool on Sunday.
The Hammers ended the Reds’ 25-match unbeaten run at the London Stadium. They won 3-2 for perhaps the most impressive victory since they moved from the Boleyn Ground.
They went ahead after Alisson deflected the ball into his own net. The Liverpool players wanted a free-kick as they felt that the goalkeeper had been fouled. However, replays suggested that he had simply dealt with a corner poorly.
The two sides went into the break level. Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a stunning free-kick just before the interval.
But West Ham would score twice more before the final 15 minutes, with Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma seemingly putting the game to bed.
Liverpool would get one back. But the home side saw the contest out to ensure that they go into the international break third in the Premier League table.
Remarkably, they are only three points off top spot. In truth, it is hard to imagine that Moyes – who earns £85,000-a-week – has any doubters left to silence.
And Shearer named the Scot as his manager of the week following the win.
“A Moyes masterclass,” he told the Premier League website. “The Scot is showing just how good a manager he is and is getting the very best out of this fantastic West Ham team. Liverpool’s first loss in 25 matches too.”
West Ham are genuine top four contenders after Moyes ‘masterclass’
No team can match West Ham’s record for the last four games. They have taken 12 points from those fixtures.
They are three points clear of fifth-place Arsenal. And it is surely fair to say that they now have to be considered top-four contenders this term.
Of course, there is a long way to go. But no side appears to have more belief than West Ham.
And given how many times the Irons have shocked everyone since Moyes returned as manager, it is simply impossible to write them off achieving something special.