Liverpool’s defending champions Liverpool were tight against their home stadium against West Ham, but it eventually pinched to victory nonetheless.

Diogo Jota finished off a quick charge from the left of the field by chipping the ball just past the home side's keeper, making the score 2 - 1 85 minutes into the match.

At the same time, Liverpool rose to the top of the league.

West Ham took the lead in the 10th minute for Pablo Fornals' goal.

Liverpool raised Mohamed Salah’s penalty kick a few minutes before the break whistle.

After a hit, 78 minutes into the game, VAR were awarded a penalty.

Seven minutes later, the well-tuned Jota made a winning hit that was accepted.

Jota, who moved from Wolverhampton to Liverpool in September, has scored in three consecutive games.

Liverpool have 16 points out of seven games, three more than local competitor Everton, who played less than the match.

Wolverhampton is also 13 points.

In the other Premier League matches of the day, Manchester City took a meager 1-0 win over Sheffield United and Chelsea knocked down Burnley 3-0.