Didn’t have an awful lot to do. Was sent sprawling in the first half from Dirk Kuyt’s strike but he appeared to have had it covered. Looked assured and decisive at corners too.
Struggled at times to keep the buccaneering Martin Kelly subdued. Once the full-back went off with a hamstring injury though, Bridge had less of a task against Dirk Kuyt. Didn’t get forward as much as in previous games, probably wary of Liverpool’s counter.
The centre-back had a few lacklustre first touches and if Luis Suarez had applied more pressure, he may have been in serious trouble. Alongside Matthew Upson though, he looked assured without the ball and his positioning looked astute.
Perhaps showed his first-half opposite number Glen Johnson too much of the inside instead of shepherding the Liverpool man down the line. Dealt with Joe Cole well when the former West Ham starlet came on as a sub.
Won the majority in the air, which wasn’t difficult considering he was unchallenged for most aerial battles. Managed to keep Luis Suarez quiet throughout the game too and his passing from the back was calm and composed.
Urged to shoot by the home fans at every opportunity, the German obliged once in the first half from 35 yards and has a right-footed effort after the interval which sailed over the bar. The midfielder looked comfortable on the ball though and often drifted inside to help Mark Noble and Scott Parker.
Not so much of a probing winger, O’Neil drifted inside frequently to receive the ball. His range of passing looked decent but he lacks pace to get past defenders when one-on-one.
A tidy performance from the midfielder. Was never far apart from his central partner Scott Parker, and his distribution and break-up play was superb.
A vintage performance. Capped a fluid passing move with an exquisite finish which left Pepe Reina with no chance. His goal came at a crucial time too. West Ham were not creating but being put a goal ahead invigorated the rest of their play. As ever, his positioning, first touch and passing range were all superb. Rarely gave the ball away and dictated the tempo for the hosts.
Led the line well considering Frederic Piquionne only linked up with him on a few occasions. The on-loan forward took his goal well from Mark Noble’s ball.
A frustrating afternoon for the forward. Often ran down the channels and appeared to have no clue where he was going. His movement often isolated Demba Ba and he sent a free header in the second half wide of the post.
Could do little about either of the first two goals. Always looked for the quick distribution to Luis Suarez, however, the forward always looked a shade behind the pace. Beaten at his near post for West Ham's third though.
Ventured forward at every opportunity but his afternoon was cut short after pulling up with a hamstring strain and was forced off.
Sometimes assured, sometimes erratic. A mixed bag from the centre-back this afternoon. His clearances were often wild, aimless punts up the field. Debutant Danny Wilson could have done with a tad more composure.
Looked composed during his first Premier League start in a Liverpool shirt. His calmness was in stark contrast to the experienced Jamie Carragher, who hacked the ball clear at every opportunity.
Finished an excellent move to keep Liverpool in contention of an equaliser. The full-back switched to his familiar right side after Martin Kelly went off injured in the first half and looked all the better for it.
A lot more solid than Jamie Carragher but only really had Demba Ba to contend with in Liverpool's attack and he dealt with the on-loan striker well for the majority of the game.
Got more involved as the game wore on but the Liverpool skipper will be disappointed with his performance overall.
The Portuguese midfielder was a passenger for the majority of his time on the pitch before being replaced by David Ngog.
Anchored well in the centre and his range of passing looked could but at times the Brazilian struggled to cope when West Ham's wingers tucked in field.
Did well to set up Liverpool's goal but overall, the forward could not get involved in the game as was often isolated.
Showed craft but lacked finesse in his final ball at times.