Another game, another victory, Liverpool are fast returning to their clinical best and blowing teams with ease.
The victory against West Ham was certainly surprisingly knowing Liverpool were fielding in a team without Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Van Dijk or even the injury prone Joel Matip.
It was a backline comprising of Jordan Henderson and Nat Philips which on paper was very weak but on the pitch, men were stable and solid. That stability was the antithesis to Liverpool’s second half boomerang.
In just 34 second of Curtis Jones introduction, the talented Englishman provided an assist for Mohamed Salah to score the Reds first goal.
By so doing, Curtis is now the youngest Liverpool player to assist a Premier League goal since Trent Alexander-Arnold in September 2018 v Southampton (19y 350d). He did so 34 seconds after coming on.
Minutes later, Xherdan Shaqiri found Mohamed Salah with a pinpoint cross which the Egpytian controlled beautifully before dinking past the keeper.
A third was later ended by the club’s unsung hero Gini Wijnaldum to make it 3-1. Although, West Ham scored but, it was more of consolation goal than a fight back.
Liverpool are now third in the table, four points from Manchester City.