LiverpoolLiverpool’s English midfielder #17 Curtis Jones (R) scores his team fifth goal during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 20, 2023. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Liverpool dominates West Ham, securing a spot in the League Cup semis

Liverpool secured a commanding 5-1 victory over West Ham on Wednesday, propelling themselves into the semi-finals of the League Cup and alleviating the frustration from their Premier League draw against Manchester United over the weekend.

In a dominant display, Jurgen Klopp’s team saw Curtis Jones netting twice, while Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah also contributed to the scoresheet. The win earned them a spot alongside Chelsea, Fulham, and Middlesbrough in the competition’s last four.

Liverpool, boasting a remarkable record in the League Cup, having lifted the trophy nine times, launched relentless attacks from the onset at Anfield. Szoboszlai opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark with a powerful shot, taking advantage of a West Ham turnover.

Despite West Ham’s struggles to mount a significant offensive, Liverpool continued their assault, with Gakpo coming close to doubling the lead in the first half. The home side dominated with 11 shots compared to West Ham’s zero.

The second half mirrored the first, with Liverpool in control and West Ham unable to pose a threat. Curtis Jones extended the lead in the 56th minute, firing a shot through the legs of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. Despite Bowen pulling one back for West Ham, Liverpool maintained their dominance as Gakpo, Salah, and Jones added more goals to complete the emphatic 5-1 victory.

Liverpool’s performance showcased their prowess and determination as they advance to the League Cup semi-finals, maintaining their pursuit of another title in the competition.


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