West Ham beat Liverpool 3-2 on Sunday to end the Reds’ 25-match unbeaten run as struggling Aston Villa fired manager Dean Smith on a day of high drama in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s team were one game away from setting a new club record of 26 matches unbeaten in all competitions but three costly errors from goalkeeper Alisson Becker cost them dear.
Elsewhere in the English top flight, Antonio Conte had a taste of the scale of his task at new club Tottenham as they laboured to a 0-0 draw at Everton.
Liverpool travelled to the London Stadium without a defeat since April but left frustrated as West Ham leapfrogged them into third spot in the table. It was a day to forget for Brazilian international Alisson, whose own goal put West Ham ahead early in the first half.
Trent Alexander-Arnold equalised with a brilliant free-kick, but Alisson was at fault again as Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma struck for the Hammers after half-time. Divock Origi pulled one back for Liverpool, but it was not enough to preserve their long unbeaten streak and they stay four points behind leaders Chelsea.
“However long a run is, it will come to an end,” said Klopp, who was disappointed with some of…