Given the recent form of the Reds, it was a bonus to be playing at West Ham!
Jurgen Klopp’s tactics and selections have been most successful away from Anfield in recent weeks and such was the case again at the London Stadium as Liverpool dismissed the Hammers 4-0.
Again, it took Liverpool some time to grow into the game but once they weathered the first fifteen minutes, the Reds gained control and never let it go.
There were some scares along the way, however. Early West Ham carved the Reds open widely before Sam Byram failed to even hit the target from acres of open space on the edge of Liverpool’s penalty area.
After Daniel Sturridge scored the first goal in the 35th minute, Liverpool benefitted from more luck. Andre Ayew failed to equalize, hitting the post twice in successive shots, before Simon Mignolet smothered the ball on the line.
The second half was a different proposition altogether as Liverpool came out and put on a professional show, shutting the door on the home side and likely any of their rivals for the top four.
When the pressure was on, the Reds responded. More than a great win, this was also a great performance with the side’s top talent ensuring a Champions League campaign remains well within sight.
Here are four findings from the match: