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Points secure for Liverpool, following a hard fought win

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Technical card:
West Ham United: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson, Thiago Alcantara, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Mohamed Salah
Liverpool: Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Jarrod Bowen, Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio
Stadium: London Stadium
Goals: Mohamed Salah (0-1, min. 57), Mohamed Salah (0-2, min. 68), Georginio Wijnaldum (0-3, min. 84) and Craig Dawson (1-3, min. 87)

Liverpool beat West Ham with a thumping 3-1 victory on Sunday at London Stadium. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. West Ham United were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two matches against Crystal Palace away and West Bromwich Albion at home, by 3-2 and 2-1 respectively. Liverpool were coming off the back of a 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur. As the table looks today, West Ham United and Liverpool are 5th, (35 points) and 3rd, (40 points), in the league respectively, after 21 matches.

After a goalless first half, Liverpool continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following Mohamed Salah opening the scoring in the 57th minute. Later, Liverpool scored again thanks to another goal from Mohamed Salah, scoring his second goal, 68 minutes in to establish the 2-0. Later, Liverpool scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Georginio Wijnaldum to make it 3-0. However, West Ham United pull-back just before the final whistle, with a goal from Craig Dawson in the 87th minute, sealing a resounding 3-1 victory for the away side.

Both coaches made their full set of substitutions. For West Ham, Andriy Yarmolenko, Mark Noble and Ryan Fredericks came on for Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen, while Liverpool brought on Curtis Jones, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to replace James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi.

The referee booked Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek for West Ham United.

West Ham United will next travel to Aston Villa, while Liverpool will face Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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