Substitute Diogo Jota grabbed the winner as Liverpool ground out a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday to take the lead at the top of the Premier League and equal a club record of 63 home league matches unbeaten.

Defending champion Liverpool has 16 points from seven games, three points more than Everton which plays at Newcastle United on Sunday.

West Ham took a 10th-minute lead through Pablo Fornals, with the Spanish midfielder driving home after a poor header out from Joe Gomez landed straight at his feet.

Liverpool, which handed a first league start to 23-year-old centre back Nate Phillips, had plenty of possession but struggled to break down David Moyes’ well-drilled West Ham side with the host lacking its usual tempo and incisiveness.


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Liverpool drew level just before the break when Mohamed Salah was fouled…

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