Salah ends goal drought as he propels Liverpool to victory over West Ham1 min read
Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a 3-1 victory at West Ham to lift the reigning Premier League champions to within a point of Manchester United.
Following on from Thursday night’s 3-1 victory at Tottenham, Jurgen Klopp’s side found London to be a fruitful hunting ground once again as they pulled off the same result against the high-flying Hammers with all the goals coming in the second half.
Liverpool came to life after a first half almost devoid of goalmouth action at the London Stadium, with Salah providing two superb finishes to claim the points for his side.
The Egyptian cut in to curl home with his left foot in the 57th minute – his first league goal since December 19 – and doubled the lead with a silky finish from a 68th-minute counter-attack.
Substitute Roberto Firmino set up Gini Wijnaldum to tap home Liverpool’s third in the 84th minute before Craig Dawson replied for the hosts with a consolation goal three minutes later.
The win lifts Liverpool up to third place – one point behind United – with Leicester’s defeat at home to Leeds earlier in the day pushing them down to fourth position.
Manchester City now sit pretty at the top of the Premier League table, three points ahead of United with a game in hand.