Liverpool overcame West Ham in a game that included several incidents thanks to a goal from Darwin Nunez and a penalty save from Alisson.
When Nunez rose to meet Kostas Tsimikas’ cross and planted a downward header beyond Lukasz Fabianski’s reach, he had previously come close with a rasping effort.
Soon after, the active Nunez had an opportunity to extend the advantage. Still, Fabianski could stop him this time before the Hammers were given a penalty for Joe Gomez’s foul on Jarrod Bowen.
Bowen got up to take it, but Alisson made a terrific diving save in front of the crowd to ensure Liverpool followed up their fantastic victory against Manchester City on Sunday with another three points.
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Nunez starting to settle
When Liverpool supporters arrived at Anfield, they were unsure whether the club could build on their victory against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Reds have been inconsistent this year but have already won three consecutive games as Nunez established himself.
The Uruguayan striker’s life has not been simple thus far after his much-publicized summer transfer from Benfica for an original fee of £64 million.
Nunez proved he is beginning to rediscover his rhythm and confidence against West Ham.
To score his third goal in four games, he positioned himself well to receive Tsimikas’ cross and beat Fabianski.
Nunez was active throughout and had a chance to score a hat-trick, but the Liverpool striker struck the post with a strong shot, and goalkeeper Fabianski, 37, stopped him with two excellent stops.
His recent scoring spree is good news for boss Jurgen Klopp, who will likely be without Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz for the foreseeable future due to injuries.