In fact, there weren't too many stats supporting a West Ham victory ahead of the match.
The Lyon midfielder would be the cherry on top of the cake of Liverpool's transfer window and has the potential to be one of the savviest bits of business the club has done all summer.
Salah and Mane's pain at worldwide level was Liverpool's gain as early exits at the World Cup with Egypt and Senegal meant they could join the club's pre-season tour of the United States, unlike a host of Premier League stars who returned to training just last week after their exertions in Russian Federation. However, in the following round, they crashed out to struggling West Brom - much to the anger of Liverpool fans. "They are the best teams in the world and Liverpool is also one of them".
As assured a Premier League debut as you are likely to see, Keita dominated the middle of the park and did not allow the West Hammidfielders to impose their game on this strong Liverpool side. The arrivals of Fabinho, Keita, and Shaqiri have given Jurgen Klopp several prospects to rotate and implement a number of strategies in the central of the park.
"The after that a clear offside goal decided the game and they had a lot of confidence to play at 4-0".
The Reds now have a team that can be genuine title contenders this season, and it would be far from a travesty if they failed to sign anyone else before tonight's deadline.