Mohammed Salah will look to fire the Kops closer to City while Michail Antonio needs to return to scoring form to keep Westham in the top ...
|Mohammed Salah will look to fire the Kops closer to City while Michail Antonio needs to return to scoring form to keep Westham in the top four race. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Liverpool will look at the Premier League table and feel some optimism at their chances of landing the title. It is possible and they won’t give up yet.
Manchester City lead the table by six points but Liverpool have a game in hand against Arsenal, they win that and it’s just three points with Liverpool billed to travel to the Etihad in April, that should be the title decider and we’re looking forward to it.
Westham have made things difficult for themselves in recent weeks. The 1-1 draw against Newcastle and Watford messed things up to be honest but they managed a strong 1-0 win last weekend against Wolves, that has positioned them well again for the top four push.
The Hammers are two points behind Manchester United having played same number of games but are level on points with Arsenal who are just behind them on goal difference, the Gunners have three games in hand though, this means one thing: The Hammers must not slip up.
Liverpool lost the first leg of this encounter at the London Stadium 3-2, it was a tempestuous game as Liverpool felt hard done by VAR decisions but Westham were rampaging in the second half, they were fearless and they ultimately reaped the gains.
Liverpool won the Carabao Cup final last weekend on penalties, a game that took all the energy in them but they still managed to put a team together in midweek to see off Norwich City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, that’s what depth offers you.
Both sides need points here but should Liverpool slip up and allow City to go nine points clear again, the chase for the title would be made harder and one would now have to surrender to the champions but again, the league is one hell of an unpredictable one.
Westham deserve the top 4 conversation on the evidence of their performances so far, they were drawn against Sevilla in their Europa League fixture but they must focus on the league first with Arsenal and Spurs breathing down their necks.
Liverpool can welcome everyone back except Roberto Firminho, there are no new injuries in the Westham camp so everyone should be available but trust the manager to rotate.