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Liverpool - West Ham United
Premier League - 12 August 2018
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FT: Liverpool 4-0 West Ham. Salah, Mane (2) and Sturridge secure a convincing opening weekend success for Liverpool.
Three minutes have been added.
- GoalDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
GOAL! Sturridge makes an immediate impact as he touches home Milner's left-wing corner within seconds of coming on.
- OffMohamed SalahLiverpool
- OnDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Sturridge on for Salah.
West Ham have been in damage limitation mode for some time now.
Shaqiri almost makes an instant impact as he threatens to burst through, but Fabianski is out well to gather.
- OffSadio ManéLiverpool
- OnXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Shaqiri on for Mane.
Keita and Salah combine to tee up Wijnaldum who overruns it and sees his shot blocked.
Mane dinks a dangerous cross towards the far post, but no-one is there to apply the finish.
West Ham enjoying some decent possession as Liverpool take their foot off the gas.
West Ham take a quick free kick, but Alisson is off his line well to easily gather. He's had a quiet but solid debut.
Wijnaldum is given time to line one up but curls high and wide from 22 yards out.
Free kick to Liverpool just outside the area on the right. Milner clips it in, but it won't quite fall for the hosts despite the West Ham defence making a bit of a hash of it.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnJordan HendersonLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Henderson on, Firmino off.
Mane meets Salah's whipped corner but can only flash his header over the top.
- OffMarko ArnautovicWest Ham United
- OnAndriy YarmolenkoWest Ham United
WEST HAM CHANGE: Arnautovic off, Yarmolenko on.
It looks like both players got it in the crown jewels there!
Milner's low effort hits Wilshere before Salah's follow up is well blocked by Noble.
Mane takes on Balbuena just outside the box and is tripped. The West Ham man is lucky not to get a second yellow card there.
Milner crosses towards Salah, but Balbuena is there to hack it behind for a corner.
- OffFelipe AndersonWest Ham United
- OnJavier HernándezWest Ham United
WEST HAM CHANGE: Felipe Anderson off, Javier Hernandez on.
Liverpool popping it around at the back now. A few 'ole' shouts from the crowd. It's been very one sided. West Ham may rue that Antonio miss that would have got them back in it at 2-1.
Anfield in strong voice now. Liverpool look set for a landmark 500th PL win.
- Yellow cardFabián BalbuenaWest Ham United
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! Mane swivels brilliantly to flash Firmino's pass into the bottom corner from what looked like an offside position. West Ham will be fuming with that, but it still stands.
- Yellow cardMichail AntonioWest Ham United
Antonio booked for a late challenge on Alexander-Arnold.
West Ham have started this half with more purpose. Liverpool are still to get going.
BIG MISS! Snodgrass' right-wing corner is flicked on by Anderson, but Antonio can only guide an awkward attempt over the bar from close range at the far post.
DID YOU KNOW? Pellegrini has suffered four Premier League defeats versus Liverpool - that's more than against any other opponent.
- OffDeclan RiceWest Ham United
- OnRobert SnodgrassWest Ham United
WEST HAM HT CHANGE: Rice off, Snodgrass on.
KICK OFF! West Ham restart the contest.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Liverpool 2-0 West Ham. Goals from Salah and Mane send the Reds in with a lead worthy of their dominance.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! It's two. Milner rescues Robertson's high ball to the far post and volleys it across for Mane to tuck home on the stretch.
At the other end, Liverpool defend another Wilshere corner with the minimum of fuss. One minute added.
A horrible slice clearance falls for Mane, who heads it forward towards Salah, but Fabianski is alert and just about beats the Liverpool forward to it on the edge of his area.
West Ham have been second best for much of the half, but trail by just the one goal. Pellegrini will be keen to get them at the break just the one behind.
WHAT. A. SAVE! Liverpool carve West Ham open again. Mane twists and turns and picks out Firmino on the right of the box. The Brazilian drives towards the byline and pulls it across for Salah who sees his close-range effort brilliantly kept out by Fabianski.
Mane's cross from the left is met by Salah who can only guide a tame header straight at Fabianski.
The referee gets in the way as Liverpool look to break through Wijnaldum. It's clipped through for Arnautovic who can't find the finish. That would have been a controversial moment if that had found the back of the net!
Fabián Balbuena meets the resulting corner from the right but heads straight at Alisson.
Arnautovic races in-behind the two Liverpool centre backs to latch onto a long ball over the top and fires just wide. That's a warning for the hosts.
Keita has been impressive for the Reds so far. He turns on the edge of the box and wriggles beyond three before the ball breaks for Wijnaldum who fires wide on the spin.
SAVE! Fabianski leaps to his right and gets a big hand on Alexander-Arnold's curling free-kick effort to push it past the post.
Firmino tries to turn onto Mane's pass and is caught by Noble. Free kick to Liverpool 25-30 yards from goal.
STAT: Salah is the first LFC player to net in three consecutive meetings against West Ham since Michael Owen in November 2002.
- Yellow cardTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
Felipe Anderson looks to sprint beyond Alexander-Arnold, who catches the West Ham man and sends him flying to the floor. The Liverpool full back is cautioned for his troubles.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Another fast-paced Liverpool attack sees Keita feed Robertson on the left. The full back wastes little time in fizzing a low ball into the six-yard box for Salah to tap home.
Milner sends a devilish ball in from the right that somehow evades Salah, Firmino and Mane in the six-yard box. Liverpool are knocking on the door.
The Reds' next PL win will be their 500th. The Merseysiders are also just one point shy of clocking up 200 in the league under Klopp. This is the German's 107th match at the helm.
Mane wriggles free on the left of the area but sees his thunderous effort well blocked.
Milner clips a lovely ball over the top for Mane who goes within a whisker of touching it beyond Fabianski.
The former Arsenal man's kick is over everyone's head and Liverpool easily bring it clear.
The first corner of the match goes to West Ham. Wilshere to take it.
It's been all Liverpool so far. Salah tries to wriggle between two defenders but gets crowded out on the right of the area.
DID YOU KNOW? West Ham have been beaten on the opening weekend of the PL season 11 times. That's more than any other side.
Slick play between Keita and Salah ends with a pass into the box for Firmino who is just pipped to it as he looked to pull the trigger by Michail Antonio. That was an important interception from the West Ham man.
Fabianski opts to punch Alexander-Arnold's cross to safety despite having time to gather. He gets good distance on it though and averts the danger for now.
Liverpool pour forward again, but this time Alexander-Arnold overcooks his cross with Mane and Firmino ready to pounce in the middle of the area.
DID YOU KNOW? West Ham last won at Anfield in the league in August 2015. It was an emphatic 3-0 success, but is their only victory in their last 45 visits!
Head to head (league at Anfield): Liverpool 40 wins, West Ham 4 wins, 16 draws. The Merseysiders have won 15 and lost just one clash in the Premier League, with six draws.
The home side roar out of the traps. It's fed into Firmino on the right of the box, but his overhead, hooked cross can't find a teammate and flashes dangerously across the West Ham six-yard box.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool get this opening weekend clash underway. The Reds will attack the Kop end in the first half.
Sadio Mane is aiming to become the first Reds player since John Barnes in 1991 to score in three consecutive opening top-flight games. The Senegalese star likes playing West Ham too, netting once and clocking up three assists in his last three PL games for LFC versus the Hammers.
Anfield was a fortress for Liverpool last season. The Reds were unbeaten in the league in L4, winning 12 of their 19 matches. They scored 45 times and shipped just 10 goals. In contrast, West Ham only won three league games on their travels last term, losing 10 times.
HAMMERS DANGER MAN? West Ham may have named a number of new recruits in their side today, but Marko Arnautovic remains one of their key men. He has scored 11 goals and notched five assists in his last 20 Premier League appearances.
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Manuel Pellegrini: "I will try to play attacking football and score a lot of goals because, throughout my career, I have always been a manager who plays offensive football and tries to attack. But to attack, you must defend very well also, so we must be a balanced team."
Jurgen Klopp: "We have to be in a championship mode. We jump into the water and we dive until we don't have oxygen anymore. That's the plan. A lot of people think because of the transfer window we will [challenge more] - but that's not how it is. City - the champions - have not lost a player and brought in Mahrez. They were impressive against Chelsea, both sides were. We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We need to want more and fight more. That must be our attitude."
Naby Keita and Alisson make their Premier League debuts for Liverpool with Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench. The much feared front three of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino all start while Joe Gomez partners Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the defence in the absence of Dejan Lovren.
West Ham include five new recruits in their line-up with Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson all featuring.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino... Subs: Karius, Clyne, Fabinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Lallana, Shaqiri. /// WEST HAM: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Rice, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Wilshere, Anderson, Arnautovic, Antonio... Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Snodgrass, Obiang, Hernandez, Yarmolenko, Diop.
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