Liverpool vs West Ham Player ratings as Reds book place in Carabao Cup semi-final 2023-24

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A brace from Curtis Jones and strikes from Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo and Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool reach a record 19th League Cup semi-final with a 5-1 win over West Ham.

After a disappointing goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to win at home for the first time this season, they ended their run of 34 consecutive games with a goal against less stubborn opposition.

West Ham manager David Moyes left after 21 failed attempts to win at Anfield as his club’s woeful record at the ground extended to one win in their last 56.

Liverpool player ratings

GK: Caoimhin Kelleher – 5/10 – He had basically nothing to do, but his distribution was good throughout.

RB: Joe Gomez – 6/10 – Got forward quite well.

CB: Jarrell Quansah – 6/10 – The youngster was turned inside out by Bowen in the lead up to the West Ham goal. Other than that, he did well.

CB: Virgil van Dijk – 6/10 – Probably the easiest game he’ll ever play for Liverpool.

LB: Kostas Tsimkas – 7/10 – Very good at both ends of the park. Really solid outing from the deputy full-back.

CM: Dominik Szoboszlai – 7/10 – Back to his best with a sublime goal to open the scoring in the game.

CM: Wataru Endo – 6/10 – A solid outing from the Japan international.

CM: Curtis Jones – 9/10 – Scored a lovely, vitally important, goal to make it 2-0 in the second half, and then added the cherry on top of the cake with his second goal that made it 5-1. Worked his socked off in the middle of the park too.

RW: Harvey Elliott – 8/10 – Liverpool’s most lively attacking player. The youngster made the most of his chance to start a game.

ST: Cody Gakpo – 7/10 – Missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0 in the first half, but got his much-needed goal in the second half.

LW: Darwin Nunez – 7/10 – You never really know what you’re going to get from Nunez. At the weekend Klopp got a disasterclass, on Wednesday night he got a fantastic assist and generally very good outing from the Uruguayan.

SUB: Ibrahima Konate (60′ for Van Dijk) – 7/10 – Bagged an assist after being brought on.

SUB: Mohamed Salah (60′ for Szoboszlai) – 7/10 – Scored another goal…obviously.

SUB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (60′ for Endo) – 7/10 – Drafted into midfield and did a bloody good job in there, setting up Salah’s goal.

SUB: Conor Bradley (69′ for Tsimikas) – 6/10

SUB: Luis Diaz (78′ for Gakpo) – N/A

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