Liverpool 2-0 West Ham: Sturridge makes goalscoring return from injury

Liverpool 2 - 0 West Ham United

  • 51" Raheem Sterling
  • 80" Daniel Sturridge

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 44,718

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Liverpool made it five wins in the last six games with a 2-0 victory over West Ham United this afternoon.

Liverpool moved up into seventh place in the Premier League table today with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham at Anfield.

The Hammers traveled to Merseyside in the hope of causing an upset, but Brendan Rodgers' men leapfrogged their opponents with an impressive win.

After a quiet first half, Liverpool took the lead early into the second period, with Raheem Sterling opening the scoring on 51 minutes.

Sterling latched on to a dinked through ball by Philippe Coutinho, and passed the ball underneath West Ham goalkeeper Adrian to put Liverpool ahead.

Then, the moment Liverpool fans had been waiting for finally arrived; Daniel Sturridge made his return from injury, and he did so with a bang.

Coutinho was the provider again, threading a delicate ball into Sturridge's path, and the England international drove the ball into the back of the net.

The Reds are finally moving in the right direction this season, and Sturridge's return is a huge boost after this 2-0 win.

Statistics

Liverpool

West Ham United

Possession

66.1%
33.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Emre Can
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Lazar Markovic
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Adam Lallana
  • Philippe Coutinho

Substitutes

  • Danny Ward
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Glen Johnson
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Joe Allen
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Fabio Borini

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Winston Reid
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • James Collins
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Stewart Downing
  • Alexandre Song
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Enner Valencia
  • Andy Carroll

Substitutes

  • Diego Poyet
  • Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • Reece Oxford
  • Guy Demel
  • Carlton Cole
  • Mark Noble
  • Matthew Jarvis

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