Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

EPL: Big win takes Liverpool to second spot

EPL: Big win takes Liverpool to second spot

However, the home side - 5-0 winners over Porto in the UEFA Champions League last time out - made the breakthrough in the 29th minute when, after a flurry of corners, Can nodded Salah's delivery past Adrian, who remained stuck to his line.

West Ham - who started the day in 12th position - were hoping to steal a shock victory against the Reds to help them move further away from the bottom three.

Apart from his 2 league strikes against Jurgen Klopp's men, the former Bayer Leverkusen star broke the hearts of Liverpudlians by netting the only goal that dumped them out of the third round of the League Cup in 2013.

West Ham's didn't start the second-half well. Of the 103 goals scored by the Reds, Mohamed Salah has 31 after netting the second at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino then got in on the act as he raced clear to dummy the goalkeeper and stroke home in to an empty net for 3-0 in the 57th minute.

Michail Antonio was the scorer of West Ham's goal.

Can almost scored a second as Liverpool searched to extend their lead with a curling shot that flew just wide of the right-hand post from outside the goal.

Liverpool stormed to a 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield - and here we pick out the talking points from the match.

Only against Everton (61) have West Ham lost more matches in top-flight than versus Liverpool (60).

EPL: Big win takes Liverpool to second spot

Here are the player ratings from the game. Late on in the first half, Arnautovic tested Karius again with a long-range shot which the goalkeeper parried behind for a corner.

"He's frightened to take the game to Liverpool".

Javier Hernandez has scored in three of his last four league games for West Ham. This time comfortably fielding Virgil van Dijk's goalbound header from Milner's pinpoint flag-kick.

Trent Alexander-Arnold - 7 - The English youngster made regular runs on Liverpool's right-hand side to support the attacking threat. This side is very good and Mane and Salah look like they are playing incredibly well together with Firmino adding another threat also. Provided the assist for Mane's goal.

Nice try, Sadio. Liverpool's win over West Ham wasn't televised, but Kopites who streamed the game were cracking up at Mane trying to copy the acrobatic Firmino. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to dribble through around five Hammers players before the Egyptian marksman clinically finished to double Liverpool's lead.

However, Butland gifted Leicester an equaliser with an own goal midway through the second half when he misjudged a Marc Albrighton cross. David Moyes has turned Hammers' fortunes around and ensured that for them, Saturday's game is a free-hit of sorts.

Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all on target for the hosts, as Liverpool repeated the scoreline they recorded against West Ham earlier this season.

As Salah and Mane celebrated with Firmino, the Brazilian lifted up his partners in crime at the same time in a quality moment.

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