West Ham’s hard fought draw at the weekend against a top side usually would be a decent result, but sadly it can’t be felt as such.

Our Hammers have been aiming for a European spot for next season, having competed on the European stage now for 3 seasons running, and won a trophy in the process.

However crucial matches in recent weeks have seen David Moyes’ side drop valuable points, meaning the fixture against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool was simply a game both sides had to win.

But despite working hard against a top side, West Ham appeared to lack that extra level of bravery, as a draw was realised which ultimately wasn’t ideal for either side.

Speaking after the game, which saw Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio both score for our Hammers on the penultimate home fixture for this season, our Podcast co-host and club insider ExWHUEmployee felt that both sides lacked a desire to win the affair.

“It was a game of two halves,” stated Ex. “First half was so boring and uneventful – and then it was like both teams remembered they were there to entertain.

“I thought we took both of our goals well yet were vulnerable at the back as per usual. A draw was probably a fair result and one that didn’t really help either side.”

The reality is that West Ham now need a lot to happen to stand a chance of a top 7 finish now, with wins in our next 2 matches against Chelsea and Luton respectively, still might not being enough.

Any late resurgence from our Hammers in the finals weeks of the campaign, could well be a case of too little, too late.