David James backs Loris Karius by praising West Ham star Payet on Twitter

Liverpool's Loris Karius looks dejected after conceding their second goal

The Liverpool goalie is struggling to settle into life at Anfield.

West Ham United earned an impressive 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield yesterday evening.

The Hammers, who are battling at the wrong end of the Premier League table, went 1-0 down to an Adam Lallana goal before a Dimitri Payet free-kick and Michail Antonio finish gave West Ham a 2-1 lead. A goal from Divock Origi however earned Liverpool a point.

Liverpool's Loris Karius looks dejected after conceding their second goalLiverpool's Loris Karius looks dejected after conceding their second goal

West Ham’s equalising goal from Payet was a tremendous effort from the Frenchman, as he curled in a free-kick from range.

But the finger was then swiftly pointed at under-fire Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. The German got a hand to the effort but could not keep it out and many suggested he should have saved the free-kick, criticising his starting position for the goal.

West Ham United's Dimitri PayetWest Ham United's Dimitri Payet

But David James was uniquely positioned to comment on the incident. The former England international goalie spent time in his playing career with both Liverpool and West Ham. Commenting on Twitter after the game he suggested that Payet’s free-kick was not getting the praise it deserved:

 

It was a fantastic effort from Payet but Karius’ starting position could have been a lot better. It is certainly proving difficult for Karius to win around fans at Anfield.

Payet on the other hand displayed his effortless style yet again. He will need to produce more moments of magic if West Ham are to move away from the relegation zone fast.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch