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Liverpool are now only three points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table after the Reds could only draw with an impressive West Ham side at the London Stadium on Monday night.

With City winning at home to Arsenal at the weekend, the pressure was on Liverpool to match that result in east London.

The Hammers started well but it was the visiting side who would score the opening goal on 22 minutes, with Sadio Mané turning and firing home from inside the box.

The goal came after some fancy footwork from Adam Lallana set up (a very offside) James Milner, who set up Mané.

Just six minutes later, West Ham got the goal their positive play deserved, when Michail Antonio netted via a clever Felipe Anderson free-kick.

Declan Rice, the Hammers’ best player on the night, failed to make the most of a good chance before the break.

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In the second-half, Liverpool toiled, with an uncharacteristically high number of their passes going astray.

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The game would end 1-1, with the hosts arguably unlucky not to pinch a win against the league leaders.

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Manchester City play Everton on Wednesday, with a win putting Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, at least until the weekend.

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As for West Ham, they stay 12th in the table after a fine display which bodes well for the future.