Mane, Salah score as Liverpool beat West Ham 3-2

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Liverpool's Sadio Mane reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts - CameraSport via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane reacts during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool come back from 2-1 down to beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield on Monday night and restore its 22-point lead atop the Premier League.

Liverpool had taken a 9th-minute lead through Georginio Wijnaldum only for Issa Diop to equalise for the visitors three minutes later as the game ended 1-1 at the break.

Pablo Fornals’ volley gave the London side a shock lead nine minutes after the restart as Liverpool’s unbeaten league run came under threat.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

However, Egyptian winger Salah leveled the scores in the 68th minute when his first-time shot went in after Lukasz Fabianski allowed the ball to slip in between his legs.

The league leaders completed their comeback in the 81st minute when Mane slotted the ball into an empty net following Trent Alexander-Arnold’s pass.

Mane nearly had a second goal shortly thereafter but his effort was ruled out for offside.

The win saw Liverpool equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive league wins and stretch its unbeaten run to 44 league games. The Reds also notched their 21st straight home win.

Liverpool now needs four wins from the remaining 11 games to win a first English league title since 1990.

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