In order to hunt Man City at the top of the Premier League, the Reds will take a crucial step with an important matchup on the cards on Saturday reading as Liverpool vs West Ham.
And now Klopp’s fiery Reds will shift focus on Premier League to take on David Moyes’s West Ham United.
Liverpool vs West Ham United: Preview
Jurgen Klopp’s men had a comfortable victory in the midweek and look motivated to take down the Hammers on Saturday. Previously, when these two sides met the Reds faced a narrow defeat which marked Liverpool’s first defeat of the season.
Liverpool are currently in crazy “quadruple” talks, the history suggests no English team has tasted quadruple success. But certainly, Liverpool fans are expecting Klopp’s men to achieve the greatest success in the history of football.
Klopp has played down the talks of possible quadruple success. But the current Liverpool team has the firepower to achieve big this season.
With just six points adrift of Man City at the top with a game in hand, and looks destined for further success in FA Cup and Champions League this term.
Meanwhile, West Ham United faced a loss against Southampton to crash out of FA Cup. And now, success for West Ham this season can be measured whether they qualify for the Champions League next season or not.
David Moyes is doing a fantastic job at West Ham having qualified the Hammers to Europa League qualification last season. The Hammers are now due to face Sevilla in the round of 16 of the competition this month.
And now West Ham does want to take the next step forward and reach the Champions League football. 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 West Ham had issues away from home in Premier League, as they have just collected two wins from the last eight. Moreover, the Reds have won each of the last four meetings between the sides at Anfield, scoring at least two goals each time.
Both Roberto Firmino and Thiago Alcantara are expected to sit out the game for their respective injury issues.
The Brazilian is out for his muscular problem sustained after Inter Milan game last month. Meanwhile, the Spaniard is expected to be back for the Champions League tie next week.
Curtis Jones is a doubt for the game after he sustained a twinge in his thigh during the FA Cup victory over Norwich.
Captain Jordan Henderson should be on the bench having played 60 minutes in the midweek after starting in the EFL Cup final. Naby Keita should be ready for the starting call-up in the midfield.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Liverpool vs West Ham United : What Anfield Home Predicts
Since October, the EFL Cup winners haven’t dropped points in a Premier League home fixture. And West Ham’s recent struggle on roads suggests it will be a tough task for David Moyes’s men to get something from the game.
After being rested the big-hitters on the midweek, Liverpool will be eyeing vengeance for the defeat at London Stadium last November, with all guns blazing.
Liverpool looks very likely to prevail over West Ham United with a 3-1 win.