Ranking the 5 best attacking displays in Europe this past weekend
It's business time in Europe and the stage is well and truly lit for the stars to show up and ease into their groove. It's quite simply make-or-break time and the European stalwarts are all hitting their form of the season to avoid any further slip-ups in the battle for the bragging rights.
This weekend, we saw some of the European giants give their opponents a hiding by being unrelenting in their quest for goals. Good results are of paramount importance as we approach the critical part of the season across the top 5 European leagues and there could be no better time to have your attackers be whacking great at their jam.
Here we rank the best 5 attacking displays in Europe from the past weekend:
#5 Liverpool 4-1 West Ham
Goalscorers: Emre Can 29' Mohamed Salah 51' Roberto Firmino 57' Michail Antonio 59' Sadio Mane 77'
When Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool don't need to replace Philippe Coutinho, Europe let out a collective condescending sigh. Now all the critics can sit down at the dinner table and eat their own words because Liverpool are on a roll. In fact, they hardly look like a team that just recently lost its main creative outlet.
To keep things ticking in the centre, Emre Can took the reigns and drove the Liverpool heavy metal machine over the Hammers who couldn't keep up with the pace, fitness levels and the attacking impetus of the Merseysiders.
Emre Can deservedly opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 29th minute. But that's only after Mo Salah hit the post inside the opening 2 minutes of the game.
Liverpool scored their 2nd of the night after Oxlade Chamberlain put his body and feet to labour and slid a delightful ball into the box for Salah before collapsing to the ground. Salah nodded home and really, it has become part of the Egyptian's weekend chores to inflict pain on the opposition.
Firmino then slotted one home within the next 6 minutes and did it with a no-look finish for the benefit of those with flash photography and this time, Emre Can was the architect. Showmanship done right.
Though Antonio pulled one back for West Ham, they never really looked like they'll claw their way back into the game and Sadio Mane should have got his name down on the scoresheet after being released in on goal by the Ox but his effort hit the post and fizzled out for a goalkick.
Mane did eventually make it to the scoresheet as he tapped in from a Robertson cross to seal the deal on the night at Anfield.