Liverpool will be looking to build on their excellent victory against Manchester City when they host West Ham United to Anfield this Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side entered the Premier League match as favourites but were stunned by the exceptional performance from the Reds.
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk did a brilliant job to contain the threat of City’s attackers. And Mohamed Salah delivered the decisive goal in the 76th minute of the game.
The impressive 1-0 victory has lifted the Merseyside club to eighth in the league standings with 13 points.
On the other hand, West Ham failed to pick up full points against Southampton despite dominating the majority of the game at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints took the lead through Romain Perraud in the 20th-minute but Declan Rice restored parity after the hour mark with a superb strike.
The Hammers could have won the away fixture if Said Benrahma and Gianluca Scamacca had been more clinical with their chances.
Jurgen Klopp’s side endured a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Arsenal, where they twice fought back to level the scores but ultimately were forced to return empty handed earlier this month. The Merseyside club have responded strongly to that loss as they have now claimed two big wins on the trot.
Mohamed Salah scored the fastest hat-trick in Champions League history to help Liverpool stun Rangers 7-1. The Egyptian was also on target last weekend as he struck the decisive goal against Manchester City.
West Ham United
David Moyes’ side surprised Liverpool at the London Stadium in November last year, registering a thrilling 3-2 Premier League win after strikes from Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma. But the Reds took their revenge in the reverse fixture last season as Sadio Mane’s early goal proved to be the difference for the home side.
The Hammers will be looking to create an upset at Anfield this week but that will be easier said than done, with Jurgen Klopp’s side regaining their form.
Liverpool will not be able to avail the services of Diogo Jota who was stretchered off during stoppage time of their victory against City. The 25-year-old is even said to be doubtful for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Luis Diaz, Joel Matip, Arthur Melo, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be missing on Wednesday due to injury.
As for West Ham, Maxwel Cornet and Nayef Aguerd will sit out the upcoming Premier League match due to thigh and ankle issues respectively.
Liverpool vs West Ham United Potential line-ups
Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Nunez
West Ham United: Fabianski; Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Emerson; Antonio
How to Watch?
Liverpool vs West Ham United, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.
Liverpool vs West Ham United Prediction
West Ham spent heavily in the summer transfer window on new recruits but they failed to make a good start this season. However, their recent results have been more encouraging and they are expected to give a tough fight at Anfield.
But considering the Reds’ home advantage and their current form, Liverpool should seal full points on Wednesday.
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United
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