Player Ratings: Liverpool 4 West Ham 0

Salah (19′), Mané (45+2’, 53′), Sturridge (88′)

THE REDS ARE BACK.

And they are magic.

Liverpool kicked off their new campaign with a comfortable win over West Ham United. First half goals from Salah and Mané put them in a commanding position, and Mané added a second after half time, before Sturridge finished the game off.

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Up the Reds.

Alisson Becker- 8/10
It’s a really nice feeling to have a goalkeeper who I felt confident in, he was playing some tidy passes out from the back and it never felt dangerous. Only had one save to make but made it well.
Trent Alexander-Arnold- 8/10
Picked up an early booking and managed his game well, and took an excellent free kick, forcing a good save.
Joe Gomez- 7/10
Think he grew into. Can’t say I’m massively convinced by Gomez at centre half but it was a good performance.
Virgil van Dijk- 8/10
“Stop the fucking cross!”

Words to live by.
Andrew Robertson- 9/10
Loads of running down the left, and I’m pretty sure he created every one of our goals.

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James Milner- 8/10
Mad how he’s 32 and has his head taped together and is still the absolute business. Drifted wide a lot which helped Alexander-Arnold get fitter forward a lot.
Georginio Wijnaldum- 8/10
Played well. Lots of energy in the midfield. Managed to get forward well but could’ve done better each time.
Naby Keïta- 9/10
Looked excellent on his debut, and was unlucky not to top it off with a goal as he weaved in and out of defenders. Aside from that, his passing was crisp, his tackling strong and his runs marauding.

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Sadio Mané- 9/10
Smart movement for his first and a great finish for his second. Good to see that he’s picked up where he left off, looking dangerous throughout.
Roberto Firmino- 8/10
Loads of nice play and pressing, as you come to expect. Created space for the other two of the front three well and drifted wide nicely.
Mohamed Salah- 8/10
The Egyptian King took no time returning to form, taking only nineteen minutes to get on the scoresheet. Otherwise looked lively and it took a very good save from Fabianski to deny him again.

Substitutes
Jordan Henderson- 7/10
Came on and gave a foul away within a minute, glorious shithousery. Otherwise looked tidy and good for him to get some more minutes under his belt.
Xherdan Shaqiri- 7/10
Looked lively when he came on, and almost got in behind a couple of times. Nice to see the Reds finally have options off the bench.
Daniel Sturridge- 10/10
Beautiful and glorious and majestic. Scores with his first touch. Does the Arms. Town.

West Ham fans- 0/10
Fuck off, you Tory bastards.

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