(CTN News) – As Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to this season’s Premier League, the Reds defeated West Ham 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon to maintain their unbeaten record.
It means that, after the first six games of the season, the Reds are still two points behind the reigning Premier League Champions, Pep Guardiola’s side, after the first six games of the season.
Liverpool have been in fine form over the last few weeks
After drawing with Chelsea on the opening day at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool won the game for the fifth consecutive league match.
In the beginning of the game, West Ham started brighter than either of the other two sides. However, they missed two golden opportunities to take the lead.
In the sixth minute, Tomas Soucek’s free header was brilliantly saved by Alisson in the Liverpool goal, before Michail Antonio headed wide of the goal from a position where he could have scored.
An early Liverpool lead is given by a penalty
In the 16th minute, however, Liverpool weathered a storm and scored a penalty from the spot in order to take the early lead.
Nayef Aguerd brought down Mohamed Salah, and the Egyptian striker made no mistake from the spot to give his side the lead from the spot.
It was Jarrod Bowen who restored parity for the visitors when his goal-bound effort rolled into the back of the net after bouncing off from the near post in the 42nd minute.
After the break, however, it was all Liverpool all the way. In the 53rd minute, Darwin Nunez should have given his side the lead, but the Uruguayan missed a golden opportunity that would have given them the lead.
Despite his mistake, the 24-year-old made amends at the hour mark when he brilliantly finished first time from an exquisite lofted pass from Alexis MacAllister to make up for his mistake.
As a result of a well-worked corner from Liverpool, Diogo Jota found the back of the net in the 85th minute of the game, putting the Reds ahead of the Hammers.
With the result, Jurgen Klopp’s team now have 16 points from 6 games, and they will be looking to keep their momentum going when they travel to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the weekend.
Meanwhile, West Ham will be looking to bounce back when they take on Sheffield United next weekend before their Carabao Cup tie in midweek, when the Hammers travel to London.