Full-time: West Ham 1-4 Liverpool

  • Pressure increases on under-fire manager Slaven Bilic after listless West Ham are comprehensively beaten on their own patch once again
  • The returning Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah combine to devastating effect on the counter-attack after a West Ham corner is cleared
  • Joel Matip doubles the lead three minutes later, stroking home the rebound after a Salah corner is inadvertently deflected goal-bound by Mark Noble
  • Manuel Lanzini reduces the deficit 10 minutes after the break before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, making his first Premier League start in Liverpool colours, immediately restores the two-goal cushion
  • An unmarked Salah drills home a fourth goal 15 minutes from time
  • Thousands of empty seats at the final whistle as West Ham stay 17th, just one point above the relegation zone
  • Liverpool secure back-to-back top-flight wins for the first time since August and jump back above Burnley into sixth
Mohamed Salah
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19 day 19:43

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19 day 19:39

Liverpool have turned a corner with three successive wins across all competitions since that hammering by Tottenham and reclaim sixth spot from in-form Burnley. Mane is back and in Salah they boast one of the very best signings of the summer.

They will hope the teams above them drop points tomorrow before their next game at home to Southampton on 18 November.

19 day 19:36

Another harrowing evening for West Ham, who remain 17th and just one point above the relegation zone. The last time they took only nine points from their first 11 matches, they were relegated from the Premier League.

The Hammers visit Watford after the international break, will Bilic still be in charge by then? Doubtful on that evidence.

19 day 19:23


West Ham 1-4 Liverpool

19 day 19:20

Three minutes of added time for the few West Ham fans remaining to endure.

19 day 19:19

Milner plays a nifty one-two with Salah and tries to set up Solanke, only for Reid to deflect the ball behind.

West Ham are all at sea in these closing stages. Just dreadful.

19 day 19:17

Liverpool could have seven or eight here as Firmino shoots over from a tricky angle.

A double change now for Liverpool as Lovren and Dominic Solanke replace Oxlade-Chamberlain and Firmino.

19 day 19:15

Milner, who replaced Mane a few minutes ago, pulls his shot wide after West Ham's defence are sliced apart once more.

19 day 19:11

Disgruntled home fans continue to stream out of the ground in their droves as Hart denies Salah his hat-trick following good work from Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Empty seats everywhere. Is this finally the end for Bilic?

London Stadium
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19 day 19:09

The signing of the summer?


19 day 19:08

Lanzini gives the ball away cheaply in the opposition half and Liverpool pour forward on the counter-attack once again.

Mane drives through the middle and gets back on his feet after a half-hearted sliding challenge before floating a pass to Salah, who is left completely unmarked by Reid and Cheikhou Kouyate.

The Egyptian takes one touch before drilling a low left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

Mohamed Salah
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19 day 19:03

Goal: West Ham 1-4 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah)

19 day 19:03

A wasteful ball from Moreno offers West Ham the chance to make their third and final change with around 18 minutes remaining.

Hernandez is replaced by Sakho.

19 day 19:01

Firmino races beyond Reid and Ogbonna and has the chance to put this game firmly to bed. However, he drags a low shot just wide of the far post and the score remains 3-1.

19 day 18:59

Mane shoots well wide after a nice flick from Firmino and Hernandez heads an enticing Arnautovic cross over the bar.

19 day 18:57

Mignolet confidently catches a looping cross and the physios are waved on after a collision between Can and Carroll.

19 day 18:52

Gomez pulls Arnautovic's shirt and Lanzini whips in a near-post free-kick that is headed over by Hernandez.

West Ham are dominating the game at the moment.

19 day 18:51

Bilic's second change sees Noble make way for Marko Arnautovic. The West Ham skipper appears to have picked up a knock as he quickly receives treatment and an ice pack in the dugout.

19 day 18:50

It's becoming difficult to keep up with an increasingly chaotic second half.

Lanzini is in again after good work from Carroll, but this time he blazes over from close range.

19 day 18:49

Bonkers stuff in east London as Liverpool restore their two-goal cushion immediately after conceding.

Oxlade-Chamberlain beats Hart at the second attempt after Lanzini had outmuscled Joe Gomez to prod beyond Mignolet.

What a sucker punch.

Manuel Lanzini
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19 day 18:46

Goal: West Ham 1-3 Liverpool (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain)

19 day 18:43

Goal: West Ham 1-2 Liverpool (Manuel Lanzini)

19 day 18:41

Can is the latest player to cop a Carroll elbow to the face. Purely accidental.

19 day 18:39

Salah tees up Mane on the edge of the box, but the Senegalese international's woeful shot balloons over the crossbar.