On a cold Saturday evening at Anfield the Red hot Liverpool squad hosted the hammers and gave them a thrashing which the David Moyes side would soon want to forget. A dominant display of high pressing , fast and furious football by Liverpool gave them a comfortable victory over West Ham United as the Red’s comfortably secured a 4-1 victory and gathered all 3 valuable points which took them to the second position in EPL points table.
West Ham never looked comfortable with this formidable Jurgen Klopp side as they were completely outplayed in every department of the game. Here are the 5 talking points post this almost one sided match.
The Deadly Trio: The deadly trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane looks unstoppable as all 3 contributed tonight with goals to each one of their name. Salah and Mane got denied by crossbar once and Firmino also missed a one on one chance which might have given the reds a bigger win. Salah scored his 31st goal of the season and his sights look set to become to become the all time highest goal scorer in single EPL season. Emre Can also contributed to the goal tally with a header which stormed past Adriano as Liverpool scored their 100th goal of 2017/18 season.
Captain Milner: On the pitch off the pitch, James Milner has become an iconic figure at Liverpool. At 32 his valuable contributions cannot be ignored. Often regarded as one of the best hard working players on the pitch, his contribution today in the midfield showed what an asset this man is to the Liverpool squad. Milner lead Liverpool to victory tonight with a man of the match performance in midfield.
Van Dijk, Robertson a blessing to Liverpool’s defensive problems: When Virgil Van Dijk arrived at Liverpool the football World was taken by storm cause of his 78m price tag. But Virgil silently has made his performance do all the talking scoring on his debut against Everton and strengthening the Liverpool defense after his arrival.
Andy Robertson is becoming the most consistent left back for Liverpool in many many years. Left Back has been an area where Liverpool lacked consistency and had multiple defensive problems. Robertson seems to be the answer to the prayers of Liverpool fans as his performances are making him of one of the best left back in Premier League this season.
Arnautovic, the one man army: Though it was a night to forget for the hammers but there was one man whose performances where noteworthy. Arnautovic was unlucky as one of his vicious curler was saved by Karius on first half giving a relief to Liverpool goalkeeper. But his work rate and dominant display on the front raised a lot of alarms in the Liverpool defense. Though Antonio scored one in the second half but at that point of time the game was all good as done.
Race for the Champions League qualification spot : Liverpool are on race to comfortably secure their spot at Champions league football next season as they stormed past Manchester united and went to the second spot. But there is still 10 games to play where Liverpool need to continue their dominant display and continue their quest for the top 4 spot.
Jurgen Klopp’s men look hungry for more, as they completed their tally of 100 goals this season and are showing no signs of stopping.With a deadly front 3, a dominant midfield and much much better looking defense Liverpool should have no problems playing CL football next season.