November 23, 2017

Oxlade-Chamberlain scores first Premier League goal for Liverpool

Liverpool thrashed West Ham United 4-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday (4/11/17) to move back into sixth position in the Premier League.

According to Reuters, Egyptian Mohamed Salah netted twice for the visitors, taking his league tally to seven this season, while Joel Matip and former Arsenal superstar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were also on target for Liverpool.

Manuel Lanzini struck in vain for woeful West Ham.

Salah put his side ahead in the first half, firing beyond keeper Joe Hart after the Hammers were caught out by a quick counter-attack.

The Reds doubled their lead soon after when Matip slotted home from a corner.

Lanzini’s goal briefly gave the hosts hope but Chamberlain’s first Premier League goal for Liverpool restored their two-goal advantage before Salah’s powerful finish sealed the victory.

Defeat for West Ham means they are 17th and just one point above the relegation zone.

According to BBC, for the 14th time under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have scored more than four goals in a single Premier League game – only Manchester City (16) and Tottenham Hotspur (16) have done so on more occasions in this period.

Salah has scored or assisted nine goals in his first 11 Premier League games for Liverpool (seven goals, two assists); only Daniel Sturridge has been directly involved in more after 11 games (10).

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