West Ham 1-4 Liverpool: Salah Nets Brace


"The worldwide break does not change my situation, it makes no difference".

After an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Brighton in its last home league game, West Ham's display did little to relieve the increasing pressure on manager Slaven Bilic. "We wanted to strike back and we have with really good results".

Klopp stated at his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon that the forward could play 20-25 minutes off the bench at West Ham United this on Saturday. The second goal we can call a lapse of concentration or unluckiness.

However, hope for West Ham lasted just 55 seconds.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Salah's corner nearly forced Mark Noble into an own goal and when Hart pushed the ball out, Matip was on hand to prod in the rebound. The Hammers are languishing in 17th spot, just one point outside the bottom three after winning just two of their opening 11 games this season. It was simply woeful defending and summed up yet another miserable night for West Ham at the London Stadium.

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Liverpool, on the other hand, had them wrapped up with the goal.

West Ham were torn to shreds by a rejuvenated Liverpool, inspired by the surprise return of Sadio Mane whose pace, energy and desire had been missed in recent weeks.

Klopp revealed how Liverpool had hardly practised the 4-4-2 formation that they deployed against West Ham.

"We will never know how it would have been if we don't score the first one, I think it was kind of an open game up until then". Ayew this time crossed to Lanzini at the back post, and Lanzini controlled the ball expertly on his chest before poking a smart finish past Simon Mignolet. Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal, Liverpool's second rebound of the day after Hart had saved his initial shot, deflated the home support and many headed for the exits when, 15 minutes from time, Salah slammed in his second of the day with a fine left-footed half-volley into the far corner.

Asked whether he still believed he was the man to lead West Ham with the team one point outside the relegation zone, Bilic said: "Of course I believe in myself and my staff and my team and my character".