The 2-0 win at West Ham in the 29/01 compensatory match helped Liverpool reach 70 points – far ahead of the Man City round to 19 points in the Premier League.
This is the 15th consecutive victory in the series of 41 unbeaten matches of Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students. This victory also helped them to record the first time to beat every opponent in the top league in England in a season.
Nearly a month after being appointed, David Moyes is still finding suitable play for West Ham. This match, 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia made his debut as a right-back, replacing the old general Pablo Zabaleta.
West Ham joined in well, creating waves before Liverpool goal. However, the poor performance of conductor Manuel Lanzini caused the London team to lack a mutation in the attack.
Liverpool is not as dominant as usual, but each of their balls is potentially dangerous. It can be seen in the combination of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool left-back made an assertive attempt to catch Salah’s cross, but his shot hit the post wide.
Before the end of the first half, the visitors also prevailed by opening the score. Issa Diop’s foul on Divock Origi in the penalty area brought back a penalty for Liverpool, and Salah was confident enough to fool goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on the free kick.
Lanzini’s lack of volley and Robert Snodgrass’s effort early in the second half failed to help the home side equalize. On the contrary, they lost another goal after letting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain brave down and bravely defeat Fabianski. Salah has a skillful left foot pass, eliminating West Ham defenders in this situation.
Liverpool have another chance to score in the remaining time. Origi tested Fabianski with a cross shot. After that, it was Salah’s turn to hit the post with her own heart. However, the score of 2-0 was enough for Liverpool to reach the 70 point mark when January was not over. Klopp’s teachers won 23 matches and drew a match in the past 24 rounds.