Liverpool finish the January of 2021 with a back to back win after a horrible start to the year, they win against West Ham United by 3-1 in the Premier League.
Two goals from Mohamed Salah and another goal from Georginio Wijnaldum helped Liverpool to earn three points. The only goal for West Ham was scored by Craig Dawson.
With this victory, Liverpool now move up to the third position with 40 points in 21 games and West Ham remain at the 5th position with 35 points in 21 games.
West Ham United 1-3 Liverpool team news:
West Ham manager David Moyes didn’t make any changes from his winning side against Crystal Palace and Michail Antonio led the line for the Hammers.
Jurgen Klopp made three changes in his side from the last match against Tottenham Hotspur. Nathaniel Philips started in defence with Jordan Henderson.
Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri were starting in the front three along with Mohamed Salah in place of Sadio Mane who missed out for minor muscle injury and Roberto Firmino was on the bench.
West Ham United 1-3 Liverpool Post-Match Analysis:
There is not much to talk about the first half as it was slow and the ball was moving in the middle of the park for the majority of the first half.
West Ham got the first opportunity to open the account but multiple attempts from the different attackers for the Hammers inside the Liverpool penalty box, blocked by Liverpool defenders multiple times.
Klopp’s side got the first chance from a long ball defence, Salah put the ball under control for Shaqiri but Shaqiri’s shot blocked by Craig Dawson.
Liverpool got an opportunity from a pinpoint great pass from Thiago but Origi could not manage to hit the ball on target.
Mohamed Salah managed to hit the ball on target right on the half time mark from a long-range but his tamed shot went straight into the goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s hand.
Liverpool started the second half very well and straightway they got the opportunity to go ahead but Salah’s shot efficiently defended by Aaron Cresswell.
Hammers also had a great chance to break the deadlock but Antonio could not hit a glorious opportunity on target.
Eventually, Liverpool found the goal from Mohamed Salah, his curling shot between the West Ham defenders ended up back of the net.
Liverpool extended the margin from one of the best counter-attacks and one of the best goals. They scored in just four touches from their own half to opposition goal. Salah finished an excellent counter quite easily.
They scored the third goal on the 84th-minute mark. Great play from Liverpool inside the West Ham box and unselfish play from Firmino helped Georginio Wijnaldum to score the third Liverpool goal.
In the end, Moyes’ side scored a consolation goal from a corner which was converted by Dawson but it was too little, too late.
Mohamed Salah(RW) – (8.5/10)(Liverpool): Scored two goals and two great goals to break his goal drought which will give him confidence in the title race.
Thiago Alcantara(CM) – (7.5/10)(Liverpool): He was sublime in midfield and his passing was superb as well his vision to see passes was great in the game.
Said Benrahma(CAM) – (5.5/10)(West Ham United): He could not involve himself in the game and he was completely anonymous throughout the game.
The Hammers will play away to Aston Villa in their next Premier League game on 3rd February and Liverpool will play next against Brighton & Hove Albion on the same day and same time.