Football: Rampant Liverpool go second after 4-1 win over West Ham

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on Feb 24, 2018.
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on Feb 24, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

ANFIELD (REUTERS) - Liverpool stretched their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 16 games and provisionally climbed one place up to second after yet another devastating performance at Anfield gave them a 4-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday (Feb 24).

The irrepressible Mohamed Salah scored his 31st goal in all competitions after setting up Emre Can's opener and Roberto Firmino made it 3-0 before substitute Michail Antonio pulled one back in an action-packed encounter.

Can headed Liverpool into a 29th-minute lead after Salah swung in a corner and the Egyptian doubled the advantage in the 51st when he drilled an unstoppable shot into the far corner from 10 metres past the wrong-footed Adrian.

Firmino added the third six minutes later as he rounded the West Ham keeper and Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's fourth with a simple tap-in after Antonio had given visiting fans something to cheer about with his first touch of the ball.