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Liverpool won an entertaining contest at Anfield to move up to second in the Premier League with a 4-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday. Both sides struck the woodwork in the opening 15 minutes before Emre Can broke the deadlock with a close-range header, chalking up Liverpool’s 100th goal of the season in all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were two to the good early in the second half, Mohamed Salah’s composed finish taking his tally for the season to 31 goals in competition.
The game seemed to be all but confirmed when Roberto Firmino netted before the hour mark to male it 3-0.
The Hammers pulled one back witha goal from Michail Antonio, who came off the bench but never seemed to trouble the home side.
Mane had missed one golden opportunity to get in on the goalscoring action when he shot against the post, however the Senegalese forward rounded off a fine afternoon for Liverpool by diverting Robertson’s square pass into the net 13 minutes from time.
Liverpool will watch their rivals with interest when fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester United and Chelsea meet on Sunday, with Tottenham also in action.