Those present at Anfield on Monday night were bystanders of quite a rare sight when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool took on West Ham United in the Premier League. The night, which saw the Reds emerging 3-2 victorious, had Liverpool taking an early lead through Georginio Wijnaldum. The Hammers though responded with stern character and it was Issa Diop who brought his team back on level terms.
Nine odd minutes into the second period and West Ham struck the blow when Pablo Fornals beat Alisson to the far post with a neat finish. With Liverpool’s 27-game unbeaten league run in danger, they came back from behind when Lukasz Fabianski failed to deal with a routine shot from Mohamed Salah, who has now been involved in eight goals in six Premier League appearances against West Ham (6 goals, 2 assists).
With only a few minutes left, Liverpool hammered the final nail through none other than Sadio Mane, who himself has been directly involved in eight goals in his last six Premier League appearances against the Hammer (5 goals, 3 assists), scoring in each of his last four against the Hammers.
It was cruel on David Moyes, to say the least, but that’s football.
Having said that, Liverpool have now won their last 21 home Premier League games, equalling the English top-flight record for consecutive home wins, set by the Reds themselves between January and December 1972 under Bill Shankly.
2 - Liverpool have conceded more goals tonight vs West Ham (2), than they did in their previous 11 Premier League games combined (1). Asleep.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020
27 - Since his Premier League debut in August 2014, Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson has registered 27 assists in the competition, more than any other defender in that time. Adventurous. pic.twitter.com/M1KZxbH1gV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020
25 – Only Cesc Fabregas (20y 134d) and Wayne Rooney (21y 63d) have reached 25 Premier League assists at a younger age than Trent Alexander-Arnold (21y 140d). Special. pic.twitter.com/l4teO9SWnf— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020
18 - @LFC have won their last 18 Premier League games, equalling the all-time English top-flight record set by Manchester City between August-December 2017 (18). Juggernaut. pic.twitter.com/4upmlNHo2H— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020
76 – Liverpool have won 76 points in the Premier League this season, as many as West Ham have won in 2018-19 and 2019-20 combined. Chasm. pic.twitter.com/7FpnjHs67l— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020
14 - Liverpool have scored more headed goals than any other Premier League side this season (14). Bonce.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2020