Liverpool are off to flying start in the Premier League with an outstanding victory against the Hammers on Sunday at Anfield. The Reds started the match with the intensity they were expected too, that saw them have much more of the ball and dominated the game from the start. West Ham were clearly under pressure from the beginning with Liverpool’s high pressing game and the first goal was just a matter of time, and it was that man again, Mo Salah. The Egyptian king wasted no time in starting his Premier League Campaign with a bang as he finished off a sleek move that saw Andy Robertson play the ball into Salah who calmly tapped in. The Egyptian came close to scoring on numerous occasions after but failed to hit the target.
29 goals in his last 29 @premierleague appearances.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 12, 2018
Just before the half-time interval, Andrew Robertson again played a delicious cross towards the far post which an athletic James Milner met and fed the ball to Liverpool’s new number 10 Sadio Mane for the second. West Ham showed flashes of brilliance but nothing to test Liverpool’s new star goalkeeper Alisson. The first half ended at 2 – 0. Liverpool started on the front foot come the second half, with clearly complete control of the game but with not the intensity they started the game. Sadio Mane netted his second minutes after the second half kicked off after Roberto Firmino bundled through the defenders and played a clever ball into the path of Mane. Daniel Sturridge capped off a fantastic opening day victory for the Reds after he scored with his first touch of the game, coming on as a late substitution.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 12, 2018
Keita – Milner runs the show:
The real stars of this Liverpool performance were the midfield duo of Milner and Keita. James Milner, playing with 15 stitches on his head pulled the strings and pulled of a real shift in the midfield. He complimented Keita extremely well and the duo won Liverpool the game in the midfield. Keita adds a completely new dynamic to the already talismanic front three of Liverpool and the best part about it for the Anfield faithful are that the rest of the League don’t yet know how good the man is. The 4 – 0 victory means Liverpool will finish the first week on the top of the table on goal difference and things finally look good for the Merseyside outfit.
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) August 12, 2018