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Liverpool a win away from return to Champions League



Liverpool a win away from return to Champions League

Liverpool climbed to third position on the Premier League table after beating West Ham at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are now one game away from sealing their place in the top four after goals from striker Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi secured the entire three points from the game.

Sturridge, who scored his first goal since January, put the visitors ahead on 35 minutes. Coutinho’s sublime pass cut open the Hammers defence and picked out an unmarked Sturridge who went around goalkeeper Adrian before slotting home.

Coutinho then scored two of his own after the break before Origi fired in a fourth to complete the Liverpool procession.

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“It was a fantastic game but difficult. At the end it was amazing but the start was not that good,” Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, said after the victory.

“We scored some really nice goals but in the first half West Ham had big, big chances – especially to equalise before half-time.

“It was really unlucky for West Ham, but it was really lucky from our position. West Ham have not had too much luck this season.”

Victory against Middlesbrough on the final day of the season will guarantee Liverpool a Champions League place in 2017-18.

In the other Premier League game on Sunday, Crystal Palace destroyed Hull City 4-0 as the hosts sealed their place in the Premier League next season. While Hull got relegated.






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