The best of the photos as rampant Liverpool thrash West Ham 4-1

4 November 2017

Liverpool capped of an excellent week with a third straight victory, cruising to a 4-1 win against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.


Having responded to a humbling defeat at Tottenham with back-to-back wins, Jurgen Klopp’s side arrived at the London Stadium looking for a third in a row to continue the positive upturn in form.

And a brace from Mohamed Salah, combined with Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain strikes, ensured Manuel Lanzini’s effort counted for nothing and another vital three points were secured.

There was a minute of silence before the game, with the London Stadium uniting to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool players stand for a minute's silence ahead of Remembrance Day before the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp named an exciting, ultra-attacking lineup at the London Stadium, which saw Oxlade-Chamberlain keep his place to make his first Premier League start and Sadio Mane make a surprise return.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and West Ham United's Winston Reid during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool started slowly but exploded into life with two goals in just two minutes and 37 seconds of play—the first coming through Salah, who finished off a devastating counter-attack.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The lead was doubled almost instantly through Matip, who pounced to convert a loose ball from close range, handing the Reds a commanding 2-0 lead at the break.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Joel Matip scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lanzini pulled one back for the Hammers, but just 57 seconds later—with West Ham‘s celebratory bubbles still blowing—the impressive Oxlade-Chamberlain followed up for his first Reds’ Premier League goal to restore the two-goal lead.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Klopp’s men now firmly in control, the excellent Salah grabbed his second of the game after good play from Mane to complete the scoring and seal a brilliant victory.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after his side's fourth goal during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mates Alberto Moreno and Emre Can during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an excellent win and one which certainly pleased Klopp, with the Reds moving into a much healthier position in the table and retaining valuable momentum ahead of the international break.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 4, 2017: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp celebrates with the supporters after the 4-1 victory over West Ham United during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

International football now rudely intervenes just as the Reds rediscover positive form, meaning it’s two weeks until Liverpool are back in action with Southampton the visitors to Anfield.

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