The Hammers made the trip to Anfield on Saturday evening, in what had the potential to be an awkward game for the champions.
Liverpool improved as the game went on, and after having a goal ruled out by VAR, substitute Dioga Jota stroked home the winner with time running out.
Remarkably, it was Phillips (7.5) who got the highest average rating, on what ended up being a memorable occasion for the Premier League debutant.
TIA’s Henry Jackson gave Phillips the Man of the Match award, praising his aerial ability, and in particular, a “crucial stoppage-time header” from a corner.
Highlighting his quality in the air, FotMob pointed out that the 23-year-old won five of his aerial duels, also making nine clearances in total.
In joint-second place were Gini Wijnaldum (7.2) and Salah (7.2), both of whom contributed in their own priceless manner.
Ian Doyle of the Echo felt Wijnaldum “became a greater threat in attack” as the minutes drifted by, while the Mirror‘s Andy Dunn hailed his “prodigious work-rate.”
Roberto Firmino (5.5) was comfortably seen as the poorest Reds player on the night, as his below-par form continues.
Doyle thought he “faded badly after the break,” Dunn bemoaned him having “no serious influence on the game” and Jackson believes “it’s time for him to be dropped.”
Liverpool don’t have much rest before their next outing, making the trip to Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday night.