Premier League: Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool crush West Ham United

first_imgLiverpool cranked up the pressure on West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 win at the London Stadium on Saturday.Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah maintained his rich goalscoring form by netting twice as Juergen Klopp’s side punished a woeful West Ham display to move sixth, level on 19 points with Chelsea who host Manchester United on Sunday, and Arsenal.Salah took his tally to seven, one fewer than Premier League top scorer Harry Kane, and was joined on the scoresheet for Liverpool by Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.”The result feels good,” said Klopp, who had started forward Sadio Mane despite the Senegalese having only returned to full training on Thursday after a month out with a hamstring injury.”We changed our approach, it was a counter-attacking lineup to use our speed from the deep.”Manuel Lanzini had briefly dragged West Ham into the game at 2-1, but they finished being booed off for the second home match in a row.The result left them precariously perched above the relegation zone and sent Bilic into the international break with question marks hanging over his future.”I’m definitely not a broken man,” said Bilic, whose side will enter the drop zone if Everton beat Watford on Sunday.”I’m very strong. But the situation for West Ham is not good.”Remarkably, Burnley are also level-pegging on 19 points with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool as Sam Vokes pounced late on for Sean Dyche’s side against Southampton.They are seventh, having already won three league matches on the road this campaign compared to one in the whole of last season.advertisementlast_img

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