Jurgen Klopp hails 'machine' Sadio Mane after he makes Liverpool return

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"The worldwide break does not change my situation, it makes no difference".

"Our counter-attacking was pretty flawless, we had some wonderful play", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who was boosted by the return of Sadio Mane after a month out, said. "We wanted to strike back and we have with really good results".

Liverpool raced to their second win of the week at the London Stadium with an impressive display against a lacklustre West Ham.

With 12 goals in 17 games, Salah has certainly settled into life at Liverpool; factor in his four assists and his contribution to Klopp's side can not be underestimated.

Both Mane and Salah are in the running for the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

Among other experienced lads, Ayew is expected to lead the club's renaissance, having netted three times in his last two games in all competitions.

West Ham owner David Sullivan has traditionally been unwilling to sack managers mid-season, or pay compensation to appoint replacements and Moyes would be available without a cost.

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This looked set to be the game's key tactical battle: could Salah help Liverpool break down a deep defence?

That approach was typified by Liverpool's first goal. Swansea City dropped into the relegation zone after slumping to a home defeat by Brighton and Hove Albion. Lanzini floated around on the periphery, forced to spend too long on the left rather than in the centre where he can only play when West Ham have possession.

Bilic at least has a ready-made Plan B. At half-time, Andy Carroll was thrown on for Fernandes in a 4-4-2 and straight from the kick-off, West Ham launched the ball towards him.

"We will never know how it would have been if we don't score the first one, I think it was kind of an open game up until then".

The bubbles were still streaming across the London Stadium when Liverpool immediately restored their two-goal lead.

Manuel Lanzini halved the deficit 10 minutes into the second period with a fine finish, but any hopes of a Hammers comeback were effectively snuffed out 55 seconds later as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired home a rebound past the luckless Hart for his first league goal for the Reds.

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