The Red’s game in hand finished with a 23rd win from 24 fixtures this year as they keep a record-breaking pace in their quest for the title.
It’s been a recurring theme in recent months, but no less worthy of additional note: Jordan Henderson continues to set the standards at the middle of the Liverpool team.
Six days after supplying a goal and an assist in the win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where the captain’s cautious lofted pass turned into the potential for a counter-attack in reality as Salah fed Oxlade-Chamberlain for 2-0 in the second half.
“We have folks like Hendo, who only keeps us going, keeps pushing and keeps the standards high,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain post-match in an assessment based on the skipper’s activities as much as words.
In London Stadium, no teammate could better Henderson’s numbers for key moves (2 ), successful moves (131), touches (157), tackles (three), interceptions (2 ) and ownership regains (eight).
Liverpool had beaten all the 18 sides that they had confronted in the Premier League this year and the visit to London Stadium provided the first opportunity to finish the set.
The fixture, initially scheduled for December, was postponed as the Reds engaged in — and, of course, won — the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
And while these documents aren’t on the director’s radar, the 2-0 victory over the Hammers made sure the feat was achieved for the first time in the airport in club history.
Klopp’s men are also now 1 game short of equalling the second-longest unbeaten run in English top-flight history, now held by Nottingham Forest with 42.
Salah’s first-half punishment clinically dispatched inside the right post for his ninth successful spot-kick conversion in a row for the Reds was the Egyptian’s 66th Premier League goal since the start of 2017-18.
That’s the maximum tally of any participant in the branch.
The No.11’s incisive pass to install Oxlade-Chamberlain for the next attack of the night meant, at exactly the exact same period of time, he’s scored and assisted in precisely the identical match on 14 events, five more than anybody else.
“I do not always find myself in that position, so it was fine.”
Really, the midfielder has made a custom of the more dramatic with his goals this year, not least the delicate flick with the outside of his boot in Genk and the dipping burst against former club Arsenal at Anfield.
But whichever way they’re going in, they’re going in for the No.15, whose total is now six for the effort so far more than the whole of his first season with the Reds.
In actuality, just the above front three of Firmino, Mane and Salah have netted more frequently than Oxlade-Chamberlain for Liverpool this term.
Despite Liverpool procuring a two-goal advantage early in the second half, it’s reasonable to say they needed their goalkeeper to conserve it.
Alisson Becker had pushed a minimal curler from Robert Snodgrass around the post before repelling a Declan Rice drive and then hammering a dangerous header from precisely the exact same participant with a full-stretch dip.
It was an eighth blank sheet in his last nine Premier League appearances for the Golden Glove holder, who has quietly moved flat near the peak of the branch’s shutout list alongside Ben Foster, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope and Kasper Schmeichel.
“We’re already focused on the next game that we have on Saturday,” said the No.1 following the final whistle. We’ll attempt to do our very best to win everything.
“We all know our qualities and we know just how far we could go, but we could only go far when we do large performances on the pitch. The Premier League is the top degree so that you can’t stop and you only have to keep going.”