Liverpool continued their impressive away form to reignite their title bid against the Hammers whose top-four hopes suffered a big blow.
With most of the rivals dropping points, Liverpool took full advantage of the situation by registering a dominating victory away to West Ham. The Reds dominated from start to finish as they won convincingly against the hosts. The introduction of Curtin Jones by Jurgen Klopp was the game-changer for the champions as the youngster stepped up to create clearcut goal-scoring chances.
He made an instant impact as his drive resulted in chaos which ultimately resulted in the first goal for Liverpool courtesy of Mohamed Salah‘s peach of a finish. The Reds then doubled their lead through a brilliant counter-attacking goal which started from a West Ham corner. Gini Wijnaldum put the game beyond doubt by adding a third which came on the back of some lovely football again from the champions. West Ham got a goal five minutes from time although it only proved to be a mere consolation for their efforts. Jurgen Klopp’s side continues their incredible record in London this season at expense of West Ham United’s 100% winning streak in 2021.
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SALAH STEPS UP TO END THE BARREN RUN
After Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, both netted against Tottenham Hotspur it was Salah’s turn on Sunday. The Egyptian always steps up when his team needs him most. He was without his two usual partners in crime from the start but again underlined his importance as he ended a six-match run without a goal.
When Curtis Jones played him the ball on the left the former AS Roma winger still had plenty to do. Not to worry though as he dropped his shoulder before curling past Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham goal. One quickly became two as the forward confidently finished off an impressive counter. He scored yet another brace here to extend his lead at the top of the scoring charts. His strikes in the capital mean he has now scored 20 times in each of his four seasons at Liverpool.