LONDON: West Ham beat Liverpool 3-2 to end the Reds’ 25-match unbeaten run.
Jurgen Klopp’s side need just one more game to set a new unbeaten club record in all competitions but three errors by goalkeeper Alisson Becker paid off.
Liverpool travel to London Stadium unbeaten since April but are now overtaken by West Ham for third place in the Premier League.
Alisson blocked the ball into his own net as early as the fifth minute to give West Ham the lead but Trent Alexander-Arnold equalized through a free kick.
Alisson was once again the cause for goals from Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma in the second half before Divock Origi closed the gap.
Liverpool are now four points behind leaders Chelsea.
“No matter how long it takes, it’s going to end. It looks like we’re not patient enough. We’re not calm when the moment is important.
“We could have been better, 100 percent,” said Klopp, who was also disappointed with some of the referee’s decisions.
Klopp believes West Ham’s first goal should have been disallowed by referee Craig Pawson because Angelo Ogbonna blocked Alisson and did not need to refer to the VAR.
Klopp also said Pawson should have sent off Aaron Cresswell for fouling Jordan Henderson.
“I think it’s clear Alisson is blocked, Ogbonna’s hand is visible. The referee took the easy way out and referred the VAR. It should have been a red card. You can’t hit like that,” he said.
West Ham manager David Moyes said a place in the top four was now becoming a reality after they missed out on a ticket to the Champions League last season.
“These results show we have a bright chance to challenge for the top spot. We are almost knocked out, now we are hunting for a place for Europe,” Moyes said.