PL Stories - Ep 18Nov 30
Liverpool vs West Ham: Match preview, line-ups, quotes, form, injuries and how to watch
We preview the Wednesday's Premier League clash between Liverpool vs Werst Ham
How to watch Liverpool vs West Ham
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Liverpool vs West Ham match preview
David Moyes' Hammers will be hell-bent on bursting Liverpool's bubble when they travel to Anfield on Wednesday evening.
Jurgen Klopp's Reds ended a run of three games without a win in a morale-boosting 1-0 victory over champions Man City on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool put their recent domestic struggles behind them to end City's unbeaten run in an enthralling and hot-tempered encounter at Anfield that saw Klopp sent off.
Erling Haaland had grabbed all the headlines in the lead up to the game but it was Liverpool's talisman Mohamed Salah who made the telling contribution.
Fresh off the back of his record-breaking Champions League hat-trick, the Egyptian raced on to goalkeeper Alisson's through ball to beat Ederson with a composed finish.
Tempers boiled over in a frantic finish to the game as Klopp was sent off for his angry protestations at Anthony Taylor's failure to award a Liverpool a free-kick for a foul on Salah.
Klopp has since been charged by the FA and faces the possibility of a touchline ban.
The win means it is has now been 28 games since Liverpool last tasted defeat at home and the Reds will be out to extend that remarkable record when they entertain West Ham.
Meanwhile the Hammers head to Merseyside off the back of an entertaining draw with Southampton at St Mary's.
Romain Perraud fired the hosts ahead but Hammers skipper Declan Rice equalised for West Ham with a fine finish to end his Premier League goal drought in style.
The result means West Ham have now won just two of their previous 13 Premier League away games and manager David Moyes' record at Anfield suggests their search for a victory on the road could well go beyond Wednesday.
The former Everton boss has never won in 17 previous visits to the red half of Merseyside.
Can the Scot finally break his Anfield hoodoo or will Liverpool make it three wins on the spin in all competitions?
Liverpool vs West Ham predicted line-ups
Liverpool: (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Nunez.
West Ham: (5-2-2-1) Fabianski; Cresswell, Kehrer, Johnson, Coufal, Emerson, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Paqueta, Scamacca.
Liverpool vs West Ham: Injuries and suspensions
It has been confirmed that Diogo Jota will miss the World Cup in the latest blow to Liverpool's cursed campaign.
Jota injured his calf during Liverpool's 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
"It’s a pretty serious muscle injury," Klopp said. "It's very sad for the boy, for Portugal and for everybody.
"We’re talking about months, we will see. I don’t want to put a number on it. But yeah, it will be long. It’s Diogo and he’s surprisingly okay so far. He’s an intelligent boy and I think he knew straightaway."
Liverpool are already without Luis Diaz, who is expected to be sidelined until December after suffering a knee injury in at Arsenal.
Naby Keita and Arthur are long-term absentees, while Ibrahima Konate sat out against City, though Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has recently returned to training and Calvin Ramsay is not far off.
West Ham have injury concerns of their own after fielding a makeshift defence in the draw at Southampton.
Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma were both missing through injury and Moyes may once again be forced into fielding full-backs Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson as centre-backs.
Form (Last 5 matches)
Liverpool – WDDLW
West Ham –LLWWD
Liverpool vs West Ham: Form guide
Both these sides have endured an inconsistent start to the 2022/23 campaign, with just three victories each from their opening 10 games.
In terms of head-to-head record, Liverpool's sole home defeat to West Ham in their last 49 games came back in August 2015 under Brendan Rodgers.
Indeed West Ham have won only one of their last 12 meetings with Liverpool home or away.
Their last victory over the Reds came last season as West Ham downed Liverpool at home to become only the second team to record a win over Jurgen Klopp's side.
What did he say?
Jurgen Klopp on his red card
"Of course, the red card was my fault.
"I went over the top in the moment, I don’t think I was disrespectful to anybody but when you look at the pictures back – I know myself for 55 years that the way I look in these moments is already worth a red card.
"I lost it in that moment and that is not OK, but I think a little bit as an excuse I would like to mention, how can you not whistle that foul? How on earth is it possible? And I wish I could get an explanation."
Liverpool vs West Ham: Last time they met
Sadio Mane's first-half goal was enough to give Liverpool victory over West Ham when the two teams last met back in March.
The victory at Anfield moved Liverpool back to within three points of league leaders Man City in a title race that would go down to the final day of the season.
Defeat for West Ham was their 70th in the league against Liverpool and took their record at Anfield to just one win in 52 attempts.
Liverpool vs West Ham: Key stats
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last 49 home league games against West Ham (W36 D12), going down 3-0 in August 2015 under Brendan Rodgers.
- West Ham have won one of their last 12 Premier League games against Liverpool (D2 L9), winning 3-2 at home last season as one of just two sides to beat the Reds in the league.
- Liverpool have won 11 of their last 12 midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Premier League games, including the last seven in a row by an aggregate score of 20-3. Their only defeat in this run was at Leicester in December last season.
- West Ham have lost just one of their last 13 midweek (Tues, Weds, Thurs) Premier League games (W7 D5), going down 2-0 at Arsenal in December last season. This will be the Hammers’ 100th Premier League game played on a Wednesday.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 28 Premier League home games (W21 D7), since losing six in a row between January and March 2021. They’ve scored 72 goals in these games, while conceding just 16 in return.
- West Ham have won just two of their last 13 Premier League away games (D2 L9), winning 4-0 at Norwich in May and 1-0 at Aston Villa in August. Only Leicester and Everton (10 each) have lost more Premier League away games in 2022 than the Hammers (9).
- West Ham have conceded 799 away goals in Premier League history, and could become the fourth side to ship 800 on the road, after Everton (848), Newcastle (830) and Tottenham Hotspur (826).
- West Ham manager David Moyes has never won in 17 Premier League away games against Liverpool (D6 L11). Only Moyes himself has managed more away games against an opponent without ever winning in the competition (18 vs both Arsenal and Chelsea).
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored nine goals in 10 Premier League appearances against West Ham – against no side has he scored more. He could become the seventh different player to reach double figures against the Hammers in the competition, and the first player to do so for Liverpool.
- Mohamed Salah has scored 69 Premier League goals at Anfield (level with Steven Gerrard), with only Robbie Fowler scoring more home goals for Liverpool in the competition (85).