English Premier League | Liverpool vs West Ham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Liverpool update Champions Wall after Carabao Cup triumph

After Liverpool lifted their ninth League Cup in 2022, the Champions Wall section of Anfield was immediately updated.

Liverpool vs West Ham: Line-ups


West Ham

Comfortable Win for Reds


Klopp has understandably sought to play down talk of a “crazy” quadruple, but the Reds are only six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City with a game in hand, and Pep Guardiola’s side must navigate the derby with Manchester United on Sunday.


Liverpool and Everton fans displayed a rare moment of unity when Rodri’s seemingly blatant handball in the area was not penalised at Goodison Park last week – with City’s 1-0 win having implications at both ends of the table – so Klopp’s side need no more motivation to remain within touching distance of the champions.


Victory over Norwich marked Liverpool’s 11th win on the bounce in all competitions – with six of those successes coming in the Premier League – and not since October have the EFL Cup winners dropped points in a Premier League home fixture.


A surprise draw or victory at Anfield would see the Hammers move back into the final Champions League spot before Man United and Arsenal return to action on Sunday, but Moyes’s side have won just two of their last eight away from home in the Premier League as they seek to make lightning strike twice against the Reds.


Indeed, West Ham came out on the correct end of a 3-2 scoreline with Liverpool paid a visit to the London Stadium back in November, but the Reds have won each of the last four meetings between the sides at Anfield – scoring at least two goals each time.

DPP Verdict

Liverpool may already have one eye on the second leg versus Inter, but with the majority of their big-hitters well-rested after their EFL Cup triumph, we can only envisage one result here. West Ham have flattered to deceive on the road recently, and their first-choice XI must cope with a rapid turnaround after a disappointing midweek outing, so Klopp’s men will expect to cruise to victory.