Liverpool took a significant step towards securing a top-four finish by recording an emphatic 4-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Hammers have kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets at the London Stadium for the first time - they last kept four in a row at home between January and February 2010.
Divock Origi added a fourth late on as Liverpool ran riot to seal a win that represents the ideal response to Saturday's victories for top-four rivals Manchester City and Arsenal and moves the Reds up to third, while a hard debut season at London Stadium for West Ham came to a dismal end.
Liverpool responded through Daniel Sturridge, who latched onto Philippe Coutinho's through-ball, rounded Adrian and then slotted in the opener in the 35th minute.
To add to their embarassment, the players had to perform a lap-of-honour at full-time to thank their fans for their support throughout the season. But we don't care about their wishes or what aims they have.
Don't forget, Liverpool aren't exactly playing all that well; a few wonder goals from our stars don't mean we can grind out results against our hoodoo teams, the bottom half of the league.
"I was happy to have the opportunity to bring him on the pitch".
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Au bord du précipice, le Serbe trouvait des ressources pour écarter deux balles de match et s'offrir une balle de break. Difficile de dire qui pourrait l'empêcher de retrouver son trône aux Internationaux de France.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the club have opened talks over summer deals, but has also made it clear that Champions League qualification will be a deal-breaker for many of their targets. "I am expecting us to be even better than we were against Spurs".
"But that is the season and sometimes you need to be lucky and finish really well with all these good players".
A versatile midfielder who is blessed with an excellent vision and fantastic technical abilities, the Spaniard seems like a tailor-made player in Klopp's system at Liverpool but it is never easy to lure a player away from Real Madrid.
In all competitions, the Reds are winless in their last five games against West Ham, their worst run since February 1965 (also five without a win); they've never gone six without a win against them.
"For us it's good news that he's now available".
Speaking after the match, the Hammers Croatian boss said: "I'm very disappointed with the way that we played". Three or four weeks ago, I was not sure that it would happen.
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