West Ham manager David Moyes admitted his side struggled against Liverpool, stating: “This is the difference, at this level it shows.”
West Ham saw their four-game winning streak in the league end at the hands of Liverpool.
The Hammers were able to subdue the Reds for much of the first-half, but Jurgen Klopp’s side emerged with renewed vigour following the break.
A brace from Mohamed Salah and late strike from Georginio Wijnaldum accounted for Liverpool’s three goals, though Craig Dawson did pull one back from a corner before full-time.
Speaking to the BBC after the match, Moyes said: “It was tight.
“We found it hard against Liverpool. We were better in the first half but didn’t show enough composure at times against a really good side.
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“We have been in good form. We came into the game with a lot of confidence.
“This is the difference, at this level it shows. We’re trying to catch a few teams up, not Liverpool, that’s for sure.
“The players have been excellent. Even today, it’s a lesson for them – the levels we have to get to.
“We didn’t do the things we usually do well today.”