Liverpool’s biggest performers vs West Ham

Liverpool’s title defence appears to be back on track after their 3-1 win away at West Ham yesterday.

The Reds followed up their 3-1 win away at Spurs with another win in the capital against the Hammers. A brace from Mo Salah and a calm finish by Gini Wijnaldum saw the Reds leave with London with six points out of six.

Despite the talks of there being a crisis at the club by people within the media, Liverpool have shown their champion mentality. Jurgen Klopp’s men have gone to two in-form sides and played like champions.

Liverpool silenced their critics yesterday and got their title bid back on track. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GETTY IMAGES.

To play the way this team has especially against West Ham yesterday with Henderson and Philips at centre-back shows their winning mentality. 

However, the result yesterday was the main thing but there was some stand out performers but who were they?

Nat Philips

The 23-year defender played his best game for the club in yesterday’s win at West Ham. Many fans feared the worse with Matip picking up the injury vs Spurs, leaving a partnership of Henderson and Philips.

Nat Philips had his best performance in a Liverpool shirt yesterday. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY THE ANFIELD WRAP.

However, Philips rose to the occasion and proved to be Liverpool’s best defender on the pitch. He managed the aerial threat from set-pieces well especially as West Ham have scored the most goals from set-pieces in the league. He also managed to keep a dangerous Michael Antonio very quiet.

Thiago Alcantara 

The Spaniard had one of his best games in a Liverpool shirt yesterday. Whilst playing on the right of a diamond Thiago was still able to influence the game in his usual manner.

Thiago showed yet again why Liverpool were so desperate to bring him to the club. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY FACEBOOK.

He still managed to complete 89.4% of his passes which included his unbelievable pass to Origi but the Belgian could not finish off the move. He also showed his defensive side by winning seven out of his nine ground battles, showing that he is willing to win the ball back for his team.

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian showed yesterday why is he arguably the best player in the Premier League. His two goals yesterday takes is total to 15 goals in the league and three clear of nearest rival Harry Kane who is out injured.

Salah proved to be Liverpool’s go to man during yesterday’s win. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GOAL.Mich

But it was the way he took his two goals yesterday that just highlighted how important he is to the team. We all know how good Salah is but the goal drought at the end of December and beginning of January had everyone guessing the front three as a whole.

His second goal was a flashback to his debut season at the club, blistering pace on the counter-attack and wonderful first touch before a calm finish.


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