Three Liverpool stars who proved a big point against West Ham

Philippe Coutinho

The Reds produced a solid 2-0 win over the Hammers at Anfield. Here are three players who stood out (the usual suspects!)...

Raheem Sterling

The 20-year-old impressing in the final third is nothing new, as is the occasional goal from the Liverpool star.

But Sterling's strike to open the scoring against West Ham United was a sign of a maturing player. The Reds couldn't break Sam Allardyce's defence down in the first half and could easily have had a penalty when Sterling went down.

Undeterred, Liverpool persisted in the second half and Sterling showed calm and composure to finish from close range - scoring a vital goal that this time resulted in the Anfield outfit securing all three points.

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool's other man of the moment, Brazilian 'magician' Coutinho, also produced a blinder against West Ham and it comes as little surprise based on recent form.

But the 22-year-old's biggest weakness is often his final product. Two years ago, Coutinho joined Liverpool and showed all the promise in the world. Now, that promise isn't good enough - he needs goals and assists.

Against West Ham, he got two (assists) - both of which were brilliant. Hopefully the Brazilian can keep producing when it matters.

And, of course, Daniel Sturridge...

The moment Liverpool fans have all been waiting for... Sturridge's return.

And he didn't disappoint against a West Ham side that were just about hanging on at one goal down. Sturridge proved that class - irrespective of injury problem after injury problem - is most certainly permanent.

And a world-class finisher will remain world class for as long as he is given the ball to slot into the back of the net.

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