Liverpool continued their impressive run with a 4-1 home victory against West Ham United on Saturday. In a game containing plenty of incident, the Reds took the lead courtesy of a Guy Demel own-goal, before Mamadou Sakho doubled their advantage just before half-time. Martin Skrtel put through his own net to halve the deficit but a Luis Suarez effort and another own-goal, this time from Joey O’Brien, ensured Liverpool took all three points. It was a good weekend for the Reds, who saw many of the teams around them lose before Arsenal dropped two points earlier today. It all means that Brendan Rodgers’ side are five points off top spot in the Premier League. Speaking after the match, the manager told Sky Sports just how highly he rates Suarez. “I wouldn’t swap him,” Rodgers said, “I get the chance to work with him every day and what he gives to training and what he gives to the team is just a relentless desire. “When you have that in a player then you don’t want to let it go. He’s been a great privilege to work with. We have a strong relationship, he’s been fantastic and he’s a joy to watch.” No one who has seen Suarez play this season would disagree. Reds fans will just hope they can keep hold of their mercurial talent for the long term.
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