Liverpool vs Westham: Match preview, betting tips and predictions - Liverpool’s home run up against resurgent Hammers
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Liverpool vs West Ham
Liverpool aren’t top of the league, but they’re not far away, if they do their business as expected in this fixture, they would be top of the table at least until their fiercest neighbors play.
Westham looked dead and buried after losing their first two games, but they have seen played Leicester, Wolves, Spurs and Manchester City, they won two and drew two, who would have thought that of David Moyes’ team?
Manchester City would forever remain a worthy test to any team and the Hammers passed brilliantly, from the display of confidence by Mikhail Antonio to try bicycle kick in a very tight angle with his back to goal, to the defense solidity and Lukas Fabianski’s heroics, West Ham are worthy of attention.
They have had a few notable injury woes, and with Fabinho limping off in the champions league in midweek, Jurgen Klopp now has big worries on his hand as to who partners who in defense.
Rhys Williams got the nod to replace Fabinho early on in their win over FC Midtjylland and will look set to have his full senior team league debut when the Hammers visit Anfield.
Joel Matip is injured, Van Dijk is a long term absentee and now Fabinho… 2020 won’t stop wilding.
West Ham will definitely keep the same shape that has delivered the goods of late, they won’t see much of the ball early on and the opening stages will have bearing on the scoreline, of course except they want to leave it late and then rally at the death-like they did at Spurs.
Liverpool can’t afford another slip-up, they need to make a bold statement and run riot to send signals to rivals.
Considering the fact that Manchester City may have won at Sheffield to close the gap, Liverpool must impose themselves in this game.
The front three isn’t as dominant as they’ve always been, is it time to rest Firminho?
The Brazilian is fast becoming an object of speculation after his goal drought, is it Diogo Jota time at Anfield?