When Liverpool hosts West Ham United in the Premier League on Wednesday, they can be looking to build on their impressive victory against Manchester City.
Manager Jurgen Klopp of the hosts could still be present on the sidelines. In the 1-0 victory over Man City, Klopp received a red card for yelling at the referees after Bernardo Silva and Mohamed Salah’s collision wasn’t given a free-kick.
Liverpool vs West Ham
The English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (London, England)
In the Premier League rankings, West Ham United is currently in 12th place and they’ve not playing well this year. The Hammers must step it up this week after being held to a disappointing 1-1 stalemate by Southampton in their previous match.
On the other side, Liverpool is falling short of expectations this season and is currently in seventh position in the league rankings. The Merseyside team has everything to prove in this match after shocking Manchester City with a 1-0 victory over the weekend.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
Liverpool vs West Ham – H2Hand Key Numbers
- With 145 games played between the two teams, Liverpool has a strong record against West Ham United, winning 79 of those games to the Hammers’ 29 victories.
- Liverpool has only lost one of their previous 49 home Premier League games against West Ham United. That loss came in 2015.
- Only one of West Ham United’s 12 Premier League games versus Liverpool had resulted in victories, but they did triumph over Liverpool last year.
- Liverpool has a commanding 20-3 aggregate advantage in their last seven midweek victories in the Premier League.
- In their last 13 midweek Premier League games, West Ham United has only suffered one loss, and that setback came at the hands of Arsenal in 2017.
- Since their last loss at home in the Premier League, which occurred in March 2021, Liverpool has won 28 straight games.
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 in sideline due thigh and ankle injuries, respectively.
Liverpool possible starting lineup;
Alisson; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Nunez
West Ham possible starting lineup;
Fabianski; Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Emerson; Antonio
Final line ups can be seen live at Premier Leagueofficial site before the match starts.
Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction
We anticipate West Ham to make things difficult for the guests on Wednesday, especially in light of the effort Jurgen Klopp’s team put in to defeat Man City at the weekend.
Liverpool, on the other hand, appears to have turned a corner in recent games, and with the Anfield crowd cheering them on, they should ultimately succeed.
We say: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham
Tip 1: Liverpool to win
Tip 2: Goals: Over 2
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