Goals from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and substitute Diogo Jota were enough for Liverpool to secure their fifth straight Premier League win on Sunday.
The Reds took the lead through Salah before Jarrod Bowen bagged an equaliser just before half-time. Liverpool came out of the traps well in the second half however, securing the win thanks to goals from Nunez and Jota.
The victory sees Liverpool remain within two points of league leaders Manchester City.
It was the visitors who'd create the first real clear cut chance of the game in the sixth minute. Tomas Soucek was found by a Lucas Paqueta cross after ghosting into the middle of the penalty box completely unmarked but, despite finding the corner which his subsequent headed effort, Alisson Becker was able to dive down to his to brilliantly tip the ball wide of the post.
Moments later, Liverpool were caught napping once against by a cross into the box. This time Soucek turned provider for an unmarked Michail Antonio, but his header was a tame one and ballooned well wide of the post.
West Ham were made to rue those chances just 10 minutes later when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Neyef Aguard clumsily chopped Mohamed Salah down in the box. The resulting spot kick was obviously scored by Salah, who rifled the ball into the middle of the net to make it 1-0.
After taking the lead Liverpool began to control proceedings without really creating many chances. And despite making 100 more passes and having 62% possession, it was West Ham who created the next real opportunity on goal — an opportunity that Jarrod Bowen would take.
Once again a cross into the box caused the Reds problems, as Bowen stole a march on Virgil van Dijk from a Vladimir Coufal cross and canonRead on 90min.com