Sunday, 12 August 2018

Liverpool 4-0 West Ham: Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Sturridge score to down the Hammers on opening day

Liverpool completed a magnificent 4-0 over West Ham United in the opening game of the new Premier League season on Sunday afternoon.

Football has scarcely halted for breath since the Champions League last in May, however the Reds' arrival to focused activity had been abundantly foreseen. 

After a vehement battle under Jurgen Klopp last time out, and floated by the augmentations of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri, Sunday's hosts will have been sure of triumph. 

Klopp named two of his new signings in his first beginning lineup of the season, with Fabinho and Shaqiri left on the substitutes' seat, going up against a West Ham side who experienced a late spring makeover. 

Under new administration in Manuel Pellegrini, the Hammers introduced an extreme test, yet Liverpool easily took care of their first adversaries. 

The Reds assaulted the Kop in the principal half, with Anfield thundering them enthusiastically from the main shriek, and as ever they began with a high force. 

Sadio Mane was the most risky player in the opening 15 minutes, and the new No. 10 saw a solid exertion obstructed after he meshed into the punishment region, while Felipe Anderson debilitated at the opposite end. 

A splendid cross from James Milner escaped Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all rushing into the six-yard territory, as Liverpool crept nearer to scoring. 

Their endeavors were remunerated minutes after the fact, as a splendid move saw Keita play in Andy Robertson on the left flank, with his low cross turned home by none other than the Egyptian King. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold drew a fine spare from Lukasz Fabianski and Gini Wijnaldum went close after Keita's mazy run, before Mane included a second the stroke of half-time from Milner's splendid reduction. 

With Liverpool keeping up the weight after the break, Mane included his second 53 minutes, profiting from an oversight from the linesman to pound home from an offside position. 

The Reds stayed on top as the second half wore on, however obvious open doors became rare as West Ham hoped to quiets down shop as harm confinement set in. 

Mane sent a close post header high and wide as he pursued a cap trap, with Klopp at that point utilizing his side's prompt pull back Firmino as Jordan Henderson took to the field, moving Keita out wide and Salah into the No. 9. 

The Senegalese couldn't add another to his count, as Shaqiri had his spot with 10 minutes left to play on his focused bow for the Reds. 

Klopp's last sub, Daniel Sturridge, included the last objective of the game seconds in the wake of going ahead, turning home at the far post from a corner kick to seal a vehement triumph.

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