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Liverpool 19 points clear at the top of Premier League

Liverpool winning run continues as they beat West Ham 2-0 away from home, widen the gap to 19 points over second-placed Man City in the Premier League, despite losing key player Sadio Mane to injury.

The Reds took the lead in the 35th minute through a Mohamed Salah penalty spot after Divock Origi was brought down from behind.

Oxlade-Chamberlain finished off the game through counter attack in the 52 minutes.

It wasn’t just about the point gap, Liverpool have won their 23rd out of 24 games and stretching the unbeaten league run to 40 games.

They even beat the 22-unbeaten run set by Man United treble team in 1998-1999.

However, Jurgen Klopp remain cautious over complacency.

“I’m only happy about the three points,” he said. “Tonight was a normal performance. I have no idea [if anyone will catch us]. The first target is to get the maximum points – there are still a lot of games.

“Yes we have 70 points, an incredible number, but so many things can happen. I’m not too much concerned about records.

“We had a record at [Borussia] Dortmund and Bayern [Munich] beat it the next season. We don’t feel as though anything is done, I promise you. We take a deep breath and then Saturday it’s Southampton.”

Even David Moyes praised Liverpool, despite winless in four matches at the moment.

“They’re as good as there’s been around,” Moyes said. “It’s very difficult when you’ve been manager of Everton and Manchester United to say that but Liverpool are an excellent side.”