E Can (29),M Salah (51),R Firmino (57),S Mané (77)
M Antonio (59)
Liverpool vs West Ham
3:00pm Saturday 24th February
WATCH: MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
LIVERPOOL 4-1 WEST HAM
FT: It's all over. Ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea on Super Sunday, this looked a good opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s men to improve their top four chances and they didn’t’ fluff their lines with goals from Emre Can (30), Mohamed Salah (50), Roberto Firmino (57) and Sadio Mane (77).
Michail Antonio notched a consolation for West Ham, who caused
problems for Liverpool in the first-half courtesy of Marko Arnautovic. They remain
four points off the relegation zone. Stay tuned for highlights on mobile from 5.15pm.
90: Three minutes added on here.
88: SUB! Solanke and Moreno are on. Salah and Mane depart - another fantastic shift from those two.
86: CLOSE! Lallana links with Salah on the edge of the box and makes half a yard for himself. It opens up for him but he blazes the chance over the crossbar.
83: SUB! West Ham's star man Arnautovic is replaced by Hernandez. Rice is also on for Mario.
82: SUB! Firmino - who has been superb - is replaced by Lallana.
80: CLOSE! West Ham are now getting most men behind the ball. Mane slips into space about 22 yards out but drags a shot past the far post.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 4-1 WEST HAM (Mane, 77)
This is now a bit of a rout - and Mane gets in on the act.
Firmino instigates the move and sends in Robertson down the left. He gets his head up before firing in a low cross which is gobbled up by Mane. West Ham need to batten down the hatches now.
LIVERPOOL 3-1 WEST HAM
72: The intensity has dropped here which has suited Liverpool, who are now knocking the ball about very nicely.
MISS! How does Mane manage this one? Oxlade Chamberlain threads a lovely ball through to Mane, who is only 12 yards out with Adrian to beat. He curls it off the outside of the post.
68: SAVE! Good break by Oxlade-Chamberlain. He takes on the shot from 25 yards which skids low off the turf before being clawed clear by Adrian.
66: CHANCE! A ball towards the back post finds Arnautovic, who rises about Can but can't direct it back across goal. The ball loops over the crossbar and onto the top of the net. Two West Ham players were charging in.
65: Evra, who is still going strong off the left wing, is fouled by Milner about 35 yards out.
Opportunity to get the ball in the box....
62: SAVE! This game has sparked into an end-to-end belter.
After West Ham break, Can nicks the ball and gets Firmino in again in exactly the spot he scored from. With just Adrian to beat, he can't force it past the goalkeeper, who makes a brave block. Salah can't head home the rebound.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 3-1 WEST HAM (Antonio, 59)
Where did that come from? Liverpool go from looking like world-beaters to being opened up with one simple pass. Antonio - who has only just been sent on - races down the right-edge of the box and finishes across Karius with a low finish.
Hope for the Hammers.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 3-0 WEST HAM (Firmino, 57)
Oh Liverpool are running riot. This could get messy.
There is so much space in behind and Firmino - as usual - makes the right run. Adrian comes flying off his line but Firmino skilfully knocks it past Adrian and does a no-look finish into the empty net. Classy.
LIVERPOOL 2-0 WEST HAM
55: CHANCE! West Ham are pushing higher up the pitch, which is opening the game up. Alexander-Arnold fizzes a lovely ball down the line for Oxlade-Chamberlain to chase. He gets to a shooting angle but pings it into the side netting.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 2-0 WEST HAM (Salah, 51)
What a player.
After a very quiet start to the half, Salah kickstarts Liverpool. He wriggles into space in the area and reverses a lovely finish into the far corner. He makes it look so simple.
has now set a new Premier League record of 20 left footed goals in a season. He's also scored 25 in his last 25 appearances. Sensational numbers.
LIVERPOOL 1-0 WEST HAM
50: Slow start to this half - not much incisive forward play from either team.
David Moyes has sent his subs out for a warm-up.
47: YELLOW! Kouyate slams into a challenge with Van Dijk on half-way. Very late. Rightly booked.
45: Hello again. The teams are back. Milner gets the game going....
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HT: Enjoyable game. West Ham are behind but aren't out of this. Arnautovic has hit the bar and forced Karius into a smart save. Liverpool have been in control and created plenty against a stubborn Hammers. The opener came from set-piece, which Can forced home.
See you in 15.
44: FREE-KICK! Dangerous area. Milner flicks the ball away from Zabaleta about 22 yards out. Clear foul. This a chance. Salah eyeing this up....
Anti-climax. Straight into the wall.
43: YELLOW! Robertson tries to sprint away down the left but Collins trips him - very cynical. Clear booking.
42: SAVE! When did Arnautovic become Cristiano Ronaldo? He's been brilliant. With not much on, he decides to smack one - in the style of Ronny - from 30 yards and it swerves all over the place. Karius scrambles across and palms it clear.
40: Liverpool are keen to get the ball forward quickly and over the head of Collins. Oxlade-Chamberlain - who has been quiet - looks for Salah over the top but Adrian reads this one and gets there first.
37: CLOSE! Alexander-Arnold is impressing down the right. He breaks in behind then flashes a low ball right across the six-yard box. Adrian - again - is stuck on his goal-line. Luckily for him, Firmino was caught on his heels.
34: INJURY? Can lands awkwardly after battling with Noble. He's on deck holding his knee - and there looks a bit of worry for 30 seconds but he's up and about now.
32: CLOSE! Liverpool want to finish this game as a contest before half-time. Relentless attacking. Can fires wide before Robertson gets down the left. His cross towards the back post is spot-on and is crying out for Salah to head home....but Cresswell goes with him and just does enough to force it clear.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 WEST HAM (Can, 30)
It's been a tight game - but Liverpool strike first. Old Moyesie won't be happy with the defending from this corner.
Salah whips a tasty ball into the six-yard box and Adrian is stuck on his line. Evra is supposed to be marking Can but gets out-muscled (he didn't like that game) and the German forces the ball home.
LIVERPOOL 0-0 WEST HAM
28: Promise again for Liverpool - they break down the left with Firmino, who moves into the area. He has space to fire one at Adrian but reverses a ball back into the area. Collins clears.
26: Liverpool go long to Mane in behind, who gets the run on Zabaleta. He looks favourite to reach it and work an opportunity...but the West Ham man races back to make the clearance. Super defending.
24: OFFSIDE! Salah makes the same run, but West Ham can't deal with it. He goes from right to left and looks for the ball in behind. Can finds him but he went too soon. A yard off.
21: OUCHIE! The ball skids out to Milner on the edge of the box...he strikes it but Noble slides in with studs-showing but only to block the ball. Milner kicks Noble's boot and remains down.
Not for long though - he's going to run this one off. Warrior.
19: CHANCE! Great game this. Firmino's movement is outstanding. He jinks down the right and digs a cross out which Mane meets from 12 yards out. His header is poor. Loops over the crossbar.
17: CHANCE! West Ham keep the pressure on. The ball finds Zabaleta at the back post and he has support in the middle. His half-volley flashes across goal but there are no takers. Liverpool living dangerously.
16: WHAT A SAVE! OFF THE BAR! Good spell for West Ham, who have taken the sting out of Liverpool for the time being.
Arnautovic has looked dangerous and gets in behind Matip down the right - there isn't much on but he tries an audacious chip which Karius reads just in time to tip onto the bar!
13: Can chips a clever ball over the top for Salah to chase. He's deep inside the West Ham area but Zabaleta gets a vital touch to deny him a clear chance.
11: Evra has started as left-wing back and has played some nice touches down the line. However, going the other way Alexander-Arnold has already raced past him twice.
9: CHANCE! From the corner, Van Dijk beats his marker but from 15 yards out can only head the ball straight at Adrian.
8: Liverpool's one touch stuff is mesmerising at times. Alexander-Arnold races down the right after a flick from Salah and is away....his cross is cleared over the bar by Collins.
6: Liverpool are at it, now. They look like a team who've had a bit of time off.
The West Ham midfield are getting pressed deep and are struggling.
3: POST!! Oh my. What a break by Liverpool. Firmino drifts down the left and cuts the ball back across to Salah, who is 20 yards out. He moves the ball onto his left foot but his low drive is tipped onto the post by Adrian.
Wonderful skill from the Egyptian.
2: Sloppy start by Liverpool. Arnautovic beats Robertson to the ball on the left and drives at Van Dijk - he stands tall and deflects the ball back to Karius.
1: KICK-OFF! The pre-match pleasantries have been conducted, the coin has been tossed. We are good to go. Game on....!
WEST HAM XI
Hmmm. Patrice Evra will probably start where Aaron Cresswell is in this graphic - we shall see.
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