Egyptian king, Mohamed Salah got Liverpool up and running as they effortlessly dispatched West Ham in their first Premier League fixture of the season.
Salah was in the right place at the right time as he tapped in a 19th-minute opener from Andy Robertson’s cross on his return to action for the Reds at Anfield.
Westham, with their new coach and array of new signings, took almost half an hour to fashion a chance of note as they struggled to contain Liverpool’s attacking tide.
Allison, Liverpool’s new goalkeeper, signed for the then world-record £66.8m from Roma in the summer, comfortably saved a Fabian Balbuena header, which was one of only two efforts on target for the Hammers.
With the pressure mounting, it wasn’t long before Liverpool doubled their lead with Sadio Mane flicking in a James Milner pull back after he was given the freedom of Anfield, six yards from goal.
The Senegalese winger added his second and Liverpool’s third in the early minutes of the second period.
Although Mane appeared a little offside as he collected Roberto Firmino’s pass, but the flag stayed down and he placed his effort beyond new West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Liverpool’s new £50m signing, Naby Keita, impressed in midfield for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He contributed to Liverpool’s first goal and delivered the kind of driving performance reminiscent of Steven Gerrard.
English substitute, Daniel Sturridge added icing on the cake with his first touch, 24 seconds after coming on, to ensure Liverpool recorded their 500th victory in the Premier League era.
The win also maintained Liverpool’s impressive Anfield record against West Ham, who have now won just one of their past 46 top-flight visits.