However, it was West Ham who picked up the three points, and did so deservedly. Sam Allardyce’s side opened the scoring after just two minutes when Winston Reid found the target and went 2-0 ahead four minutes later through Diafra Sakho.
Although Liverpool halved the deficit through England international winger Raheem Sterling on 26 minutes and stepped up their game in the second half, it was the London outfit who scored the game’s fourth and final goal, Morgan Amalfitano slotting home two minutes from full time to wrap up a 3-1 victory.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Tottenham slipped up against West Bromwich Albion at home. Despite being the better team on paper, Mauricio Pochettino’s side went down 1-0 at White Hart Lane, thanks to a second-half header from James Morrison.
Lord Sugar and Gold have been discussing the current events in the Premier League on social networking site Twitter, and it seems that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was not spoken of highly.
“@Lord_Sugar: Balotelli looking very dangerous 14 mins to go West Ham will be lucky to hang on” I thought they sub him at half time! dg— David Gold (@davidgold) September 22, 2014