The aftermath of the shock defeat is too great. Now Tottenham Hotspur are down to 7th in the league.
Liverpool won 2-1 against West Ham United in the 33rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at London Stadium in London, England at 3:45 am (Korean time) on the 27th. With this, Liverpool moved up to 6th place in the league with 53 points, overtaking Tottenham.
On this day, Liverpool allowed West Ham an early goal. In the 12th minute of the first half, after exchanging one-two passes with Antonio, Lucas Paqueta split the net with a sharp mid-range shot. Fortunately, he succeeded in quickly turning the game back to square one. In the 17th minute of the first half, Cody Gakpo scored the equalizer with a bold mid-range shot from the front of the penalty box.
Liverpool scored a come-from-behind goal midway through the second half. In the 22nd minute of the second half, in a corner kick situation, Joel Matip scored with a powerful header. Liverpool kept their lead to the end and won a thrilling come-from-behind victory at West Ham. Liverpool, with 53 points, tied with Tottenham on points, but moved ahead in goal difference to sixth place.안전놀이터
Tottenham has now fallen to 7th place, making it impossible to even guarantee advances to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) next season. Tottenham and Liverpool each have six games left. But Tottenham have +7 goal difference and Liverpool +22. If both teams secure the same points, Tottenham cannot surpass Liverpool.
The problem is that 8th place Brighton is also looking for an opportunity to pursue Tottenham. Brighton are only four points behind Tottenham despite having played two less games. If you win both of these matches, the standings will be reversed. Tottenham are currently on a two-game winning streak. Following Bournemouth (2-3 loss), they lost 1-6 against Newcastle United.
Football statistics media ‘Five Thirty Eight’ predicted that Tottenham would finish the season in 7th place in the final rankings. The odds of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League are only 2%. I expected Liverpool to be fifth and Brighton to be sixth. EPL is given the right to participate in UEL up to 6th place depending on the results of the English FA Cup. If this continues, Tottenham will go to the UEFA Europa Conference League.