From the blast of the whistle till added time, Liverpool looked fantastic as they thrashed West Ham 4-0.

The Reds are wary of Arsenal's late charge and Manchester City is also determined to remain in the elite competition.

Jurgen Klopp and his men also know that they will return to the Champions League next season if they can beat Middlesbrough at Anfield in seven days.

Brazilian magician, Philippe Coutinho was outstanding, scoring twice after setting up the first for Daniel Sturridge.

The English striker made his first Premier League start since January 2, while Divock Origi completed the rout with Liverpool’s fourth. 

With the score standing at 4-0 many home supporters began to leave their seats, with nearly a quarter of an hour remaining.

As the Olympic Stadium emptied, it was tempting to wonder what the ramifications of this woeful defeat could be for Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager.

While Liverpool will be banking on the atmosphere at Anfield to drown Middlesbrough, Arsenal will welcome relegated Sunderland who have nothing to lose.