The goals of the Egyptian Mohamed Salah and the Portuguese Diogo Jota five minutes from the end traced the initial goal of the Spanish Pablo Fornals to give the victory against West Ham to Liverpool (2-1), now provisional leader of the Premier.
The hurried triumph of Jurgen Klopp’s team puts pressure on Carlo AncelottiAncelotti’s Everton, who on Sunday visits Newcastle forced to win to hunt down their neighbor.
The ‘red’ machinery is not yet propped up. Get ahead with more difficulties than before the meetings. Without the determination of the past course. It also happened at Anfield against West Ham, who took the lead and forced the champion to row against the tide.
It was the Spanish Pablo Fornals, who picked up a bad clearance from Joe Gomez in the front of the area, who put the visitors ahead after ten minutes.
Liverpool reacted and became the owner of the game. He was unsuccessful and only found a draw, on the verge of half-time, thanks to a penalty. It was an absurd foul by Congolese Arthur Masuaku on Salah that carried the ball to eleven meters, where the Egyptian did not miss.
Klopp’s maneuver from the bench was providential for the net win. In the 70th minute, he took the Portuguese Diogo Jota and the Swiss Xherdan Shaqiri onto the field in place of Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino.
Both were decisively involved in Liverpool’s winning goal, five minutes from time. The Helvetian sent a filtered pass to Diogo Jota that told him to uncheck, and did not miss before the departure of Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
The victory places Liverpool in the lead, with 16 points, three more than Everton, who on goal difference held first place and visiting Newcastle on Sunday, and Wolverhampton, who beat Crystal Palace on Friday.