West Ham 0-4 Liverpool
Premier League, London Stadium
May 14, 2017
Goals: Sturridge 36′, Coutinho 58′ 62′, Origi 76′
Liverpool had a sloppy start but they almost took the lead in the 11th minute when Joel Matip‘s header crashed against the underside of the cross-bar.
They did break the deadlock after half an hour though when Philippe Coutinho‘s through-ball picked out a superb run from Sturridge who made no mistake to put the Reds 1-0 up.
It was a nervy end to the first half as Andre Ayew missed a sitter when he hit the post twice from a yard out following a West Ham corner.
Liverpool made a brighter start in the second half and there were chances for Sturridge, Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum to double the lead.
Coutinho was the next player to get his name on the score-sheet though as he cooly slotted the ball home after Wijnaldum’s volley had crashed against the cross bar.
He then scored another just moments later as Liverpool’s dominance on the game unfolded. Origi posted a fourth goal for the Reds shortly afterwards and they secured a crucial victory.
Here are all the best reactions from Liverpool supporters on social media throughout the game.
There was plenty of interest in the starting line-up as Sturridge was given the nod…
Liverpool have had little chance to see what Divock Origi & Daniel Sturridge can do together. Today is a big day for them to come good. #LFC
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) May 14, 2017
“Two up top. Interesting choice! I think that’s how both play best with a supporting act so hopefully it pays off.” – Robert Kirk on Facebook.
And it was Sturridge who gave Liverpool the lead so fans were thrilled…
— Luis Garcia (@luchogarcia14) May 14, 2017
Coutinho to Sturridge, goal. Top class
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) May 14, 2017
Pass from Coutinho was sensual. Finish was sublime as well.
— Alex Rea (@AlexReaSport) May 14, 2017
When Andre Ayew hit the post twice fans were in disbelief…
Ayew's last name is exactly what I said when he missed this.
— Paul (@Kolology) May 14, 2017
“how did he miss that?” – Naveenlfc on the forums.
Sometimes your luck's just in. That's the only scientific explanation I can think of.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) May 14, 2017
After Coutinho scored two goals in quick succession, fans were praising his new-found position in midfield…
Phil Coutinho has been superb today!! Very impressed with him in that central role
— Tom (@TomBrownrigg200) May 14, 2017
“Countiho in the number 8 role is monstrous!!” – Nelio Pereira on Facebook.
It was a crucial victory and fans were delighted at full-time after Origi’s goal made it 4-0 to Liverpool…
An absolute gigantic 3 points. Studge & Phil were pure class. 1 more game. Let's get there & recruit right for a big year next year.
— the unbearables (@UTFR92) May 14, 2017
DS is pure class, hope he stays, never doing a whole season but just too good to lose. And don't get me started on our magician, love him!!
— Paul Austin (@PaulBigpaulie) May 14, 2017
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) May 14, 2017
“Our players needed to put in a great performance today and they did. Every single one of them. Massive 3 points. About time we got a bit of luck as well.” – John Gardner on Facebook.
Top performce from Liverpool! Just what was needed. One down one more to go!
— Neil (@Neil_LFC) May 14, 2017
One down, one to go #LFC Great result today!
— Kev ?????? (@LFC_Lukn4d19th) May 14, 2017
“Now do the same to Middlesbrough :D” – j75j on the forums.
Good coaches can change systems and make it work. Credit to Klopp; he did that today. Superb from him and his side today
— Alex Barilaro (@Alex_Barra12) May 14, 2017
Great win!! @DanielSturridge did the business! Clean sheet as well!!
— Nick Doughlin (@NickDoughlin) May 14, 2017
“Fantastic display! Great win!” – SergeSL on the forums.
An absolutely splendid weekend rounded off by the mighty toxic thunders thumping West Ham en route to victory ?
— Zak Forster (@ZakForster_) May 14, 2017
“Best performance of the season to produce that in this moment of all moments is incredible.” – Jovan Richardson-Headlam on Facebook.
Absolutely made up for Daniel Sturridge. Taken so much abuse from some 'fans' but has made LFC look so much more of a threat. Magnificent.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) May 14, 2017
Phil and Sturridge will rightly get the plaudits for the win today but Emre Can once again put in a MOTM performance.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) May 14, 2017
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