Mohamed Salah opened scoring for Liverpool, Sadio Mane added a brace and Daniel Sturridge completed the hammering of West Ham at Anfield in the worst drubbing so far in the English Premier League opening matches for the 2018/19 season.
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The victory on Sunday was Liverpool’s 500th in the competition and a fitting warning to all teams that they are in contention for the title this season.
It was last season’s Golden Boot winner, Mohamed Salah, who opened the scoring 19 minutes, tapping in from close range after Andrew Robertson’s pass.
Mane then slotted into an unguarded net after James Milner hooked the ball into the six-yard box in first-half stoppage time.
The Senegalese forward drilled in a third after turning on to Roberto Firmino’s pass soon after the break.
Daniel Sturridge then added a fourth late on with his very first touch after replacing Salah as a substitute, turning in from a corner.