Sunday 1 November 2020
Liverpool managed to rise to the top of the Premier League on a temporary basis after beating West Ham with two goals to one goal in the match that was held on Saturday at Anfield, within the accounts of the seventh round of the English Premier League.
Liverpool, the defending champion in the last version, rose to the top after his score became 16 points, to make the difference with rivals Everton three points, where the “Toffies” have a match during this round by facing Newcastle on Sunday.
This match saw the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah score his seventh goal with Liverpool this season. On the other hand, Portuguese star Diogo Jota scored the winning goal to give the Reds three new points in Premier League.
In the following lines, Yallakora reviews the five most prominent features of Liverpool’s victory over West Ham:
Salah on time:
Salah, for the third time during this season, succeeded in scoring from a penalty kick out of three occasions, as the start of the round match against Leeds United in a match that was decided by the “Reds” in his favor by winning a score (4-3).
The Liverpool star was able to score against (Leeds United West Ham in the English Premier League, and the match against Metlayind in the Champions League).
The 28-year-old has so far managed, after seven rounds, to score his seventh goal in the new season (2020-2021), to be equal to Everton’s top scorer Calvert Lewin with the same score, and a goal away from South Korean star Hyung Son, scorer for Tottenham Hotspur and the English Premier League so far. With 8 goals.
Salah has an outstanding record during his matches against West Ham, having visited the “hammers” on seven previous occasions out of seven matches, and also making two crucial goals.
And he has an impressive record against Bournemouth and Watford with 8 goals, followed by the trio of Tottenham, West Ham and Southampton with seven goals.
Last week, the young Portuguese star, Diogo Jota, celebrated his 10,000th goal with Liverpool after scoring a goal against Danish Mittelayind in the accounts of the second round of the Champions League competition.
Jota was on the date with Liverpool on three Premier League occasions after he opened his goals in the Reds shirt against Arsenal in the third round in a 3-1 victory by the Merseyside giant over Anfield.
The Portuguese star was on time during the first two matches in the Sheffield United meeting in the previous round after he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 match, and then the same player returned to repeat the same situation in the West Ham meeting.
Gotta (23 years old) moved to Liverpool in the last summer transfer period from the Wolverhampton team, in a deal worth nearly 42 million pounds.
In the recent period, Liverpool suffered more than one special blow in the back line, starting with the injury of veteran Virgil van Dyck with a cut in the cruciate ligament, which will make the Dutch star miss until the end of the season, in addition to the absence of Cameroonian defender Joel Matip after the match Everton in the fifth round.
Jurgen Klopp returned after Van Dyck and Matip’s strikes, to be subjected to a new shock through the Brazilian international midfielder Fabinho, who was injured in the Danish Mittlayind match, which means that Liverpool will miss his field average even after the end of the international suspension.
Jurgen Klopp was using the services of Fabinho on the defensive side, where he participated in the two matches of Chelsea in the second round and then Sheffield United, but the injury made Klopp seek help in Saturday’s match by young defender Nathaniel Phillips.
Nathaniel Phillips played his first match as a Liverpool jersey in the Premier League competition, where he had previously played with Liverpool when he faced Everton in the FA Cup competition in the last edition, before returning to Stuttgart during a period that was on loan.
Although Liverpool received a goal in the West Ham meeting, Phillips was able to be on time after he participated with Joe Gomez, as the 23-year-old was able to appear throughout the 90 minutes.
Phillips’ numbers saw him present 66 correct passes out of 81, and he also excelled in double balls by five occasions out of nine, while the long balls provided two balls out of the original.
Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp managed to achieve the number of the legendary Bob Paisley, who had led the “Reds” earlier.
Paisley with Liverpool did not taste the loss on the ground of “Anfield” for about 63 games, so Klopp repeated the same achievement again at the expense of West Ham, where the last loss for Liverpool at home was in 2017 at the expense of Crystal Palace (2-1) in the 34th round.
David Moyes played his 16th game as a coach at “Anfield”, whether as a coach for Everton, then Manchester United, Sunderland and finally West Ham, as the 57-year-old coach did not succeed in achieving any victory at the “Reds”.
Liverpool was able to win over Moyes on 11 occasions, compared to a draw on five occasions only, and since Jurgen Klopp was appointed to Liverpool in October 2015, he had outperformed Moyes during his visits to Anfield.
Klopp four times beat Moise in Anfield, one match with Sunderland and three games with West Ham.