Liverpool moved up to second in the Premier League thanks to a 3-1 home win over West Ham United on Sunday,
Mohamed Salah continued his fantastic run of form, dusting himself off to open the scoring from the penalty spot after being tripped in the box by Nayef Aguerd.
The Egyptian's third Premier League goal of the campaign ended a trend of the Reds falling behind in games after doing so against Wolverhampton Wanderers and LASK in their previous two outings.
David Moyes' side managed to fire themselves level through Jarrod Bowen, however. The former Hull City attacker dragged the Hammers back into it with a diving header.
And Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was forced to make much-needed contributions to deny Tomas Soucek and Bowen, in the second half, to maintain parity.
But on the hour mark, Alexis Mac Allister picked up his first assist for the club with a superb pass for Darwin Nunez, who steered home his second goal in as many games. Nunez ghosted in behind the West Ham backline and volleyed into the bottom corner to hand Jurgen Klopp's side the lead.
The Uruguayan is courting the headlines for the right reasons so far this season, after a difficult debut campaign for the Reds, but is starting to see his work rewarded and receiving praise from his German manager as a result.
Diogo Jota put the game beyond doubt, stabbing home from Virgil van Dijk's knockdown to maintain Liverpool's excellent form. The win for the Reds extended their unbeaten run to 18 games, dating back to the draw with Chelsea in April 2023.Read on liverpoolecho.co.uk