EPL: Salah leads Liverpool up to second in West Ham rout

EPL: Salah leads Liverpool up to second in West Ham rout

Goals from Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put the Hammers to the sword despite Michail Antonio's consolation strike.

Loris Karius enjoyed another solid performance between the sticks, while the midfield was controlled by unlikely heroes for the Reds.

The home side had numerous chances to extend their lead in the first-half; Mane headed high and wide after some good combination play with Firmino while Robertson nearly found the net in stunning fashion after his lobbed cross seemed to be creeping in at the far post.

They are now up to 11th, four points clear of 18th place, which is occupied by their beaten opponents Swansea.

West Ham are likely to be without central defender Winston Reid, who has a throat infection.

Liverpool are the division's form team with an unrivalled 19 points over the past eight games.

West Ham were thrashed 4-1 at Liverpool on the 25th anniversary of Bobby Moore's passing.

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Jurgen Klopp handed Firmino a break as Liverpool's squad departed for a training camp in Marbella last week. There's no doubt West Ham have improved under David Moyes but they're yet to win back to back league games under the Scot and he's never won a league game at Anfield.

Both men want to play in the central attacking midfield role where they are most effective, so it may be hard for Moyes to get them both on the pitch at the same time.

The red-hot Egyptian winger doubled Liverpool's lead six minutes past the hour mark with a trademark left-foot effort that nestled into the bottom corner after brilliant work from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

With seven goals and four assists in his last nine league appearances, it's perhaps no coincidence the Hammers failed to win a match during his recent absence with a hamstring injury.

Despite the scoreline, the game was evenly matched, especially in the first half as West Ham remained dogged in defence to give themselves a chance of getting a result away from home.

Nathaniel Clyne is the only injury concern for Liverpool. Their last 10 league matches have produced 20 goals and a +6 goal difference which is far superior to the teams now around them. Moyes seems to have been the catalyst as all of Arnautovic's 10 goal contributions have come after the Scot's appointment. "We don't want to be disrespectful to all the other teams, because there are no easy games in the Premier League, whether you are playing against a top side or a team battling relegation, but playing against Liverpool at Anfield is the sort of game all the players want to play in".

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