Former defender Jamie Carragher took to social networking site Twitter in order to express his delight at Raheem Sterling’s opening goal as Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-0.
He wrote: “Get in! What an assist from Coutinho for Sterling to finish.”
Get in! What an assist from Coutinho for Sterling to finish.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) enero 31, 2015
The Sky Sports pundit needs to refrain from bias while on work duty, however outside the studio he remains an avid Reds supporters and followed them closely in their key clash at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers’ side went into the match one point behind the Hammers and in desperate need of another three points in their bid to secure a top-four finish.
In spite of a poor and extremely inconsistent start to the campaign, results have significantly improved over the past six weeks and an air of optimism has built up around Anfield.
Their improvement has much to do with the tactical nous of Rodgers, as the Northern Irishman has resorted to a three-man defence and brought back the high intensity game.
Players such as Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva have returned to form, but their opening goal on Saturday owed much to the ingenious of Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
With Moreno charging down the left wing, his clipped ball to Sterling was knocked down to Coutinho who beautifully clipped the ball first time back into Sterling’s path to bury past a beaten Adrian.
The dance is back! Lfc win & another clean sheet in the league.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) enero 31, 2015
It was a fabulous assist from the former Inter Milan star and rightfully won the plaudits of Carragher, who watched on with great interest.
A Daniel Sturridge strike, again from a Coutinho assist, sealed the deal for the Reds and moved them up to seventh spot in the table, one point behind Arsenal who face Aston Villa on Sunday.