Liverpool vs. West Ham United: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool can return to the top of the Premier League on Saturday when they host West Ham United.

Liverpool edged past Sheffield United last weekend, thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino and Diego Jota.

A heavily rotated Liverpool side also beat FC Midtjylland in the Champions League, with Jota again among the goalscorers.

West Ham United’s decent start to the season continued last time out as they held Manchester City to a draw.

Michail Antonio scored a stunning over head opener, before Phil Foden rescued a point for the visitors.

Premier League form: Liverpool W3 D1 L1; West Ham United W2 D2 L1
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah 6 goals
West Ham United – Michail Antonio & Jared Bowen 3 goals each

Match history
Liverpool have an excellent recent record against West Ham United and did a league double on route to the title last season.

They rallied from 2-1 down to win at Anfield thanks to late Sadio Mane winner.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 3 West Ham United 2 -24/02/20
West Ham United 0 Liverpool 2 – 29/01/20
West Ham United 1 Liverpool 1 – 04/02/19
Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0 – 12/08/18
Liverpool 4 West Ham United 1 – 24/02/18

Team news
Fabinho has added to Liverpool’s defensive injury issues having come off in the midweek Champions League win.

19-year-old Rhys Williams could make his first Premier League start with Joel Matip a doubt.

Antonio has been ruled out of the trip to Anfield, with a timescale for his injury unclear.

Said Benrahma could make a squad for the first time having joined from Championship side Brentford.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
West Ham United (5-4-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Fornals; Haller

Predictions

Result: Liverpool
Liverpool are unbeaten in 19 of their last 20 league matches against West Ham United

Correct Score: 2-1
Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet this season, whilst the Hammers have scored in five of their last six away games

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah has six goals in just six league matches against West Ham United

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