Can starts for Liverpool; Evra makes his debut for the Hammers

However, the Reds have not beaten their east London opponents at Anfield on the last three occasions the two sides have faced each other at Liverpool's home.

Manolo Gabbiadini's late heroics earned a point for Southampton which moves them out of the relegation zone.

It was a game full of chances and attacking intent, with Hammers substitute Michail Antonio's goal ensuring it was not all one-way traffic.

Mohamed Salah, with his 31st of the season, again got on the scoresheet, while Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also struck.

"It's always important, especially for a striker, to score", said Mane.

Liverpool stormed to a 4-1 victory over West Ham at Anfield - and here we pick out the talking points from the match. "With (Xherdan) Shaqiri and (Joe) Allen, they can make the difference at any moment".

"I'm looking forward to having him here and finding out he's a West Ham fan is better still".

Salah was the next Liverpool player to take a long shot, with the Reds boosted by the opening goal, but he sent his effort wide.

We did the Liverpool and Sunderland game on the show last season when the home side had to be patient against the Black Cats, managed by Moyes.

Jurgen Klopp's men have only lost once in their last 18 league matches and have an opportunity to move into a position they have not occupied since August.

When asked about Mane's contract situation, Klopp said: "Nothing to say about that, no news or anything".

But it was not all one-way traffic and Loris Karius was forced into an excellent fingertip save, deflecting Marko Arnautovic's attempted lob onto the crossbar. His revival has not only seen him find his feet in the Premier League once more, but he now looks to be playing better than he was in recent seasons at Stoke.

A common problem faced by numerous clubs in the bottom half of the league this season has been the lack of threat they pose in attack.

"I think that if he keeps form, doesn't lose his focus and doesn't go back to the way he was then he could play for any team".

SOME 3,000 West Ham fans were given Bobby More tribute T-shirts for their trip to Liverpool today.

West Ham boss David Moyes said: "It is really hard to deal with them".

  • Julie Sanders