Liverpool’s new Premier League campaign was off to a flying start as they thrashed West Ham United 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday.
Last season’s Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah got off the mark for the new term, stroking home from point-blank range, before Sadio Mane made it 2-0 on the verge of half-time.
Soon after the restart, the Senegalese added his second goal of the day with a fine finish, although he should have been flagged offside. With less than five minutes left on the board, substitute Daniel Sturridge stabbed home the fourth, only 20 seconds after coming on, to add more gloss to the scoreline.
The win – Liverpool’s 500th in the Premier League, sent them to the top of the table and naturally the fans were in jubilant mood, claiming the title was coming to Anfield this season.
Not getting carried away tbh but we’re winning the league
— MAK 🔴 (@lfc_mak) August 12, 2018
WINNING THE LEAGUE
— D (@ffsStudge) August 12, 2018
— Matthew Lumby (@MatthewLumby) August 12, 2018
We are Liverpool. Soccer giant of the world, this is our season and the league is ours. ” You’ll never walk alone”.
— Zacharia Koroma (@koromazac) August 12, 2018
19 times incoming
— Dean (@lfc____dean) August 12, 2018
The Lads are on a rampage.
I’m sure everyone else are scared already, who won’t be after watching this? # LFC
— Booty General 🇳🇬 (@Glittane) August 12, 2018
premier league ends NOW because we’re on top of the table
— Onizuka (@ma9rout) August 12, 2018
We’re winning the league now aren’t we?
— Dayo (@D1juny) August 12, 2018
Top of the league, give us the title now🔥😉
— Shaun Matthews (@Shaun6549) August 12, 2018
— emmanuel (@emm_jfz) August 12, 2018
tfw ur gonna win the league pic.twitter.com/FgPOzy4W1l
— Obi-Wan Shankly (@LeKenobi33) August 12, 2018
Time to announce the title lads
— YCLee (@YCLee18122001) August 12, 2018
Announce the league title already
— 🐳 (@zuhairryyy) August 12, 2018
This is our year 😂👌🏻👍🏻⚽️🏆
— Paul Farrant (@PaulFarrant001) August 12, 2018
— ray william (@ray789101) August 12, 2018
The likes of Salah and Mane continued where they left off last season, but new signing Naby Keita impressed heavily on his Premier League debut, with a brilliant all-round display.
Keita is unreal! Salah & Mane having a cracker too. Some excellent football. Liverpool looking forward to a savage season. Top of the league as well 😅 pic.twitter.com/1L7ykNrcyx
— Ahmet (@AhmetSavas98) August 12, 2018
Keita was superb, his movements, passes and marking he was just excellent . we really going to see a lot from this guy
— Bongani_Africa (@AfricaBongani) August 12, 2018
The black Iniesta is born! Naby Keita!
— Chewbacca Suarez (@asadsain93) August 12, 2018
Great start to the season. Also Keita was awesome running running always. Feels like another special season 👏👏😊
— PARAMATMAN S R (@Reds_Indian) August 12, 2018
Class act, Keitas ability is insane I hope he’s like Kante when he signed for Chelsea ☑️
— Ryan Woodhall (@rywoodhall) August 12, 2018
Allison solid ✅
Keita Class ✅
Front three as dynamic as last year ✅
Salah still delivering ✅
— Paul Eaton (@pauleaton1976) August 12, 2018
Keita is the real deal. Happy for Sturridge to get a goal. But the player to watch out this season is NABY KEITA. He was boss in the midfield. It would have been great to add an attacking central midfielder into the squad but the players we have are in no way less exciting. YNWA
— Akhyansu Pattnaik (@akhyansu13) August 12, 2018
Keita looking like a prime Iniesta😍
— Allez Allez Allez (@LFCfanr1) August 12, 2018
Me watching Naby Keita rip West Ham a new one pic.twitter.com/637jdxUYpQ
— Jack (@JackONeill434) August 12, 2018
I love the way the rest of the Premier League don’t know how good Naby Keita is yet.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 12, 2018
Naby Keita is the player Arsenal fans thought Wilshere would evolve into
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) August 12, 2018