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Liverpool’s counterattacking football against West Ham has been absolutely devastating

The Reds have certainly got a lot of pace in their side this season

The big question for Liverpool fans this season is: Who’s faster, Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah?

It’s safe to say that the pair are pretty freakin’ quick, with the Reds fully utilising their speed in their rapid counterattacking style of football.


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And in their Saturday evening clash against West Ham, they showed us all how devastating they can be when attacking on the break.

These two are pretty much unstoppable

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These two are pretty much unstoppable

On the 22nd minute and with score at 0-0, the Hammers won a corner – which was taken by Manuel Lanzini.

But the in-swinger was promptly headed away by the Liverpool defence straight into the path of Salah, who knocked it past Fernandes to find Mane.

Oh, here we go. 

Suddenly, it was three against one for Hammers full-back Aaron Cresswell, who could only watch as Mane carried the ball 50 yards, drew him in and played in Salah, who neatly placed the ball past Joe Hart.

It was a beautiful counterattack – and it all took just 13 seconds.

Imagine going from attacking a corner to going a goal down inside 15 seconds.

There’s lesson in defending to be learned somewhere there, right?