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For the second week in succession, Liverpool fought back from a goal down to win, this time against a resilient West Ham side.
After draws against Tottenham and Manchester City, the Hammers were full of confidence and took the lead when Pablo Fornals finished well after a poor clearance by Joe Gomez.
David Moyes' men were looking comfortable heading towards a half-time lead but in the 42nd minute, Mohamed Salah was brought down by Arthur Masuaku and he picked himself up to smash a penalty past Lukasz Fabianski.
In the second half, Liverpool probed for a second goal and put pressure on the West Ham defence.
Substitute Diogo Jota had a goal disallowed by VAR but he gave Liverpool a crucial winner when he latched onto a stunning through ball by Xherdan Shaqiri and finished past Fabianski.
So who were the winners and losers from Liverpool's victory?
Liverpool were struggling in the first half and needed something to get them back into the game and unsurprisingly it was the 'Egyptian King' that rescued them.
It was a dubious penalty with his scream being heard all over the country. But he was clipped by Masuaku and entitled to go down.
There were raised eyebrows when Liverpool signed Diogo Jota for £40million from Wolves.
But his impact off the bench sparked new life into Liverpool.
After having a goal disallowed, he bounced back to race onto an exquisite pass by Xherdan Shaqiri and fire past Fabianski.
Without Virgil van Dijk, much is dependent on Gomez being a leader in the defence.
And that need increased this evening with Gomez partnering debutant Nathaniel Phillips.
But in West Ham's first attack, Gomez was culpable for Pablo Fornals' goal as he failed to get enough distance on his header.
If Liverpool are to get by without their defensive talisman, Gomez will need to improve.
Another match at Anfield and another failure to get on the score sheet for the Brazilian.
Firmino has been excellent for the Reds in recent years but is clearly struggling for form and confidence.
Klopp put him out of his misery by bringing on Diogo Jota in the second half.
- Mohamed Salah
- Liverpool FC
- Jurgen Klopp
- Premier League
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