Liverpool vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: 19 October 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
On Wednesday at Anfield, Liverpool will play West Ham United in an effort to build on their recent victory over Manchester City.
Liverpool moved up to eighth place in the Premier League standings after their victory against Manchester City on Sunday, and they will be aiming for another strong performance against West Ham United to get closer to the top four.
By their standards, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have had a poor start to the season. But during the past few weeks, they have started to recuperate.
They will have gained much-needed confidence after their 1-0 triumph against Manchester City and their 7-1 victory over Rangers in the Champions League.
In the upcoming weeks, it will be intriguing to see if the home team can build on that success.
West Ham, meanwhile, has the ability to defeat any team on their best days, so the Hammers will be confident going into this week’s matchup against an inconsistent Liverpool outfit.
West Ham is currently ranked 12th in the league, although they have gone undefeated in their last three Premier League games, winning two and drawing one.
Whether they can pull off a surprise at Anfield in the middle of the week is still up in the air. The Hard Tackle now examines the interaction in more detail.
Liverpool vs West Ham Head to head :
- Liverpool have dominated this matchup in the clashes at Anfield, winning 43, drawing 16, and losing only 3 of the last 62 games against the Hammers there.
- The Reds won five of the last six encounters with West Ham.
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick landed in four of the last five head to head meetings between these rivals.
Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction :
Liverpool will be the favorites today despite the number of injuries they have because of the confidence and momentum they have garnered in recent matches.
After three Premier League games without a loss, West Ham United will be pretty optimistic of squeaking out a victory in this match.
But in a close game, the home team has the talent to prevail.
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United
Liverpool vs West Ham Team News :
Diogo Jota’s calf injury forced him to be stretchered off during injury time, dealing Liverpool a severe setback in the closing minutes of their victory over Man City.
Early signs suggest that the 25-year-old may be in a battle against time to be ready for Portugal’s World Cup appearance next month.
Luis Diaz’s knee injury has already sidelined him till the New Year, therefore Darwin Nunez might get the start on the left flank in attack alongside Roberto Firmino and Salah.
Joel Matip, Arthur Melo, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still out injured, but Klopp is hopeful that Ibrahima Konate will be able to play this weekend after the France defender failed a late fitness test.
Kurt Zouma was unable to travel to Southampton on Sunday, leaving West Ham without a crucial defender of their own.
In place of Zouma and Craig Dawson, who suffered a dead leg against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday, Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer filled in.
However, the two should return to give the visitors’ defense some much-needed experience.
Due to his speed and strength in transition, Michail Antonio might be used in the attack in place of Scamacca while Maxwel Cornet and Nayef Aguerd are still sidelined with thigh and ankle injuries, respectively.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Nunez
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Emerson; Antonio