Liverpool -V- West H United Preview

Liverpool have had back-to-back clean sheets and maximum points. Liverpool will be full of confidence going into the game against West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Liverpool are five points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham, following a 1-0 win at Sunderland on Wednesday. The Reds will be looking to move within two points of fourth place.

West Ham are just one point and one place behind Liverpool in eighth and won 3-0 in August’s reverse fixture.

Opta stats: Both teams have scored in each of the last five Premier League matches between the two at the Boleyn Ground (21 in total).

Six of West Ham’s last eight Premier League games have ended in a draw (W1 D6 L1).

Team news: Divock Origi (hamstring) and James Milner (calf) are still ruled out. Jordan Henderson (foot) hasn’t traveled with the squad, along with Daniel Sturridge – Klopp will not risk the England international. Joe Allen also may miss the game due to illness.

This will be a tight game, Liverpool are in good form, and grounded out three vital points on Wednesday, with Christian Benteke with the only goal. He’s been the match-winner in Liverpool’s last two games. I think the Belgium international will be on the scoresheet again this weekend. I’m predicting an away win.

With the captain Jordan Henderson ruled out of the game, Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Leiva is set to replace him.

My predicted lineup: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke.

Form guide:
West Ham United: DDDDDW

Liverpool: WLDDLW

Kick-off time: 12:45PM

Live on BT Sport1, highlights on BBC1 at 10:30pm.

My prediction: West Ham 1-2 Liverpool.

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