- Can opens scoring, 30′
- Reds build 3-0 lead
- Antonio scores lone Irons goal
- Liverpool goes second
The Reds are a point ahead of Manchester United before the Red Devils play Chelsea on Sunday. West Ham is 13th, four points clear of the drop zone.
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Salah touched a Firmino pass past flat-footed James Collins, and his 15-yard shot was pushed off the far post by Adrian.
The breakthrough came before the half-hour mark, as Salah settled his blocked corner to help win a second. This time, it was Can heading home a back post offering to make it 1-0.
Arnautovic found even more danger before half, but Karius was there to get the job done.
Salah doubled the advantage in the 51st minute, shooting low past a flat-footed Adrian.
Can set up Liverpool’s third, playing a ball over the top for Firmino to push past a charging Begovic and slide into the goal. 3-0.
Cheikhou Kouyate picked Can’s pocket within minutes to play Antonio down the right for the Irons’ opener, but Mane settled the affair soon after the Liverpool concession.
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