2. Liverpool know when to be pragmatic:
Today at the end of the game with five minutes remaining, Liverpool took off Daniel Sturridge to bring on Kolo Toure to make it five at the back to counter anything the home side might throw at the end. After having played the best football in the league by a country mile, Brendan Rodgers is ready to improvise with his defensive tactics too at this late stage of the season. After all Brendan Rodgers knows that he cannot out muscle and outscore his way to three points in every match. In a tight match where West Ham were just as good as Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers decided to give West Ham the respect they deserved and went with five at the back which ultimately resulted in the three points.