High-flying Liverpool can move to second

The goal presented an opportunity for David Moyes' side to get back into the game, but ultimately it proved nothing but a consolation. Hitting the thumbs up button is a vote to move the player up the list-or to help keep them on top.

You'd have been forgiving for thinking it was going to be one of those days for The Reds, but the half-time interval saw Liverpool come out all guns blazing to ensure the marked the weekend with a win.

Jurgen Klopp's team returned to action after a 10-day break with a solid performance Saturday at Anfield, taking control of the game once the deadlock was broken in the 29th minute.

"The weather was brilliant and everything was easier - if you have to do hard work, which we did there, it is easier if the weather plays in your cards and that was a change of circumstance after a long winter".

The 25-year-old has also become the most prolific left-footer in the history of the Premier League, having netted his 20th goal to surpass former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler who scored 19 with hist left foot in the 1994-1995 season.

Liverpool are safe in the knowledge that they have their Champions League tie against Porto sewn up already so they can really focus on the Premier League and making sure they secure a top four finish once again. This result and moreso, the nature of the game itself, therefore sends out a clear signal of intent from the Merseysiders.

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


With a place in the Portugal squad for the 2018 World Cup finals at stake, Fonte took a chance that regular first-team football of any sort is better than a place on the Hammers bench.

Mohamed Salah's brilliant Premier League season has now seen him snatch a record for his troubles.

Only Nathaniel Clyne is out injured, so team selection will be tricky. Liverpool leapfrogged Manchester United, who play Chelsea on Sunday, in the table as Klopp's side took this season's goal tally to 103 during the routine victory over West Ham at Anfield.

Close to 3,000 West Ham fans made the journey from east London to Liverpool and made quite an impression as they created a pocket of the stadium claret and blue. Missed two one-on-ones in the match before finally scoring from a Robertson cross.

"It was just a good game and we were really hard to play today, I would say". This can hardly be attributed to their new signing Virgil Van Dijk as each clean sheet has come with a different partnership in central defence.

Never show him onto his left foot.