August 12, 2018 / 2:27 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer-Salah on target as Liverpool start with easy win

* Liverpool were comfortable 4-0 winners at home to West Ham

* Mo Salah opened the scoring with a tap-in after 19 minutes

* Poor defending cost the visitors just before the interval when Sadio Mane doubled the lead

* In the second half Mane added a third from an offside position

* Substitute Daniel Sturridge made it four with his first touch

* West Ham have now won only once at Anfield in 46 league games

* Liverpool at Crystal Palace next; West Ham at home to Bournemouth LIVERPOOL 4 WEST HAM UNITED 0

Aug 12 (Reuters) - Last season’s Premier League top scorer Mo Salah was on target again as Liverpool began their campaign with an easy win at home to West Ham United.

The Egyptian gave Juergen Klopp’s side the lead after 19 minutes from Andy Robertson’s precise low cross.

West Ham’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini gave debuts to five of their 10 close-season signings, but his revamped team rarely threatened Liverpool’s expensive new Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson.

Poor defending cost them a second goal just before the interval, to Sadio Mane, who added a third after 53 minutes from an offside position.

Substitute Daniel Sturridge made it four just seconds after coming on. (Reporting by Steve Tongue Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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