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500th Premier League victory for Liverpool as Hammers swept aside

Despite West Ham’s awful past record at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp would’ve been a tad worried ahead of this clash- the latter had spent almost £100m in the summer window, and in Manuel Pellegrini, had acquired a manager who was Premier League proven- the Chilean was Man City gaffer when they won the league title in 2014.

Most of those fears were unfounded as the Reds coasted to a 4-0 win at Anfield. They were electric in the first half, and took their foot off the pedal in the second, with the game over as a contest by the hour mark. Perhaps the best debut Alisson could’ve asked for in goal- he barely had a save?

How did Naby Keita perform?

Very, very well. He has the same jersey number as the legendary Steven Gerrard and showed enough to indicate he could be a club legend if he stays long enough.

Where did Liverpool play Keita?

Keita started on the left side of a three man midfield, with Wijnaldum in the cnetre and Milner on the right. When Sadio Mane was substituted, Keita moved ahead to play on the left side of Liverpool’s three pronged attack.

Naby Keita

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Check out Keita’s role in Liverpool’s first goal and the tactics they employed to get him into space.

Mane was equally impressive scoring twice (one of them was offside though!)

How did Joe Gomez go?

Gomez was chosen to partner Van Dijk in the absence of Lovren and Klavan, and gave a decent account of himself, shutting out Marko Arnautovic.

How did James Milner play?

Milner seems to be ageing like fine wine. He started the game as Liverpool captain, handing the band to Henderson when the latter came in. As a teenager with Leeds, Milner’s first game was against West Ham, and he thoroughly enjoyed himself against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

As good an afternoon as Jurgen Klopp could’ve asked for. Salah with the opening goal, Mane with two, and Sturridge with the last, scoring with his first touch off the bench!

Mo creates new record as rampant Liverpool crush West Ham 4-1

Liverpool went temporarily second in the Premier League as they easily saw off the challenge of West Ham at Anfield. West Ham under Moyes had proven to be no easy beats for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City, but they collapsed in the second half at Anfield, extending Moyes’ winless run as manager at the ground to 15 games (7 draws, 8 defeats)

Liverpool’s front trio of Mane, Salah and Firmino all got on the scoresheet, and many records were broken by the Reds during the game

West Ham gave a debut to Patrice Evra and Moyes’ plan seemed to revolve around playing a strong defensive five and relying on the counter attacking skills of loanee Joao Mario, the returning Manuel Lanzini and the immensely talented Marko Arnautovic, who has been in the form of his life since Moyes’ arrival Continue reading

West Ham 1 Liverpool 4 | Salah double sinks Hammers

West Ham United plunged into deeper trouble as Mohamed Salah’s double gave Liverpool victory over Slaven Bilic’s side at the London Stadium.

The Hammers fielded a makeshift backline with several regulars unavailable for selection, while Liverpool were able to call on the services of Sadio Mane ahead of schedule.

West Ham’s defending for atleast three of Liverpool’s four goals was poor, and despite sending on all three of his attacking subs available, Bilic was not able to produce a repeat of their miraculous Cup comeback against Spurs at Wembley, and the home side eventually crashed to a 4-1 defeat- the second time in a row that Liverpool have scored four at the London Stadium.

Salah and Mane combined for the first on the counter after West Ham left only Aaron Cresswell behind on an attacking corner, and paid the price for it. Mark Noble was the unwitting villain for the second, while Winston Reid, just returned from injury, showed that he should perhaps not have been on the park as he was outmuscled by Firmino in the leadup to AOC’s goal, the first of his Reds career.

Salah drilled in a fourth, again on the counter, after West Ham had given the ball away cheaply.

The home side’s only goal was a moment of individual brilliance from Manuel Lanzini, although young Joe Gomez will not look back at the highlight reels too fondly for that one. But otherwise, Simon Mignolet had a relatively quiet evening, with the Hammers mustering just one shot on target.

Coutinho goals vs West Ham give Liverpool 4-0 win at the London Stadium

Two goals from Philippe Coutinho, the latter coming in slightly controversial circumstances after West Ham’s Winston Reid remained prone on the other end of the field, helped Liverpool seal a 4-0 win over Slaven Bilic’s side on 14 May, 2017. Sturridge and Origi with the other two goals for LFC.

Man United also dropped out of the race for the top four (they can not even mathematically make it following a 2-1 loss to Spurs) Continue reading