West Ham United v Liverpool

West Ham United v Liverpool

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “West Ham fights for staying in the league and that’s what it looks like. It will be a big fight, they will fight with all they have.

“It will be a rather defensive line-up [from West Ham]. If it’s four in the back or five in the back, I don’t know, but we have to be ready for a big fight. They want to strike back, they have a tough programme coming up, everybody knows that. They have no points to waste, no time to waste.

“We have to keep up, if not set the intensity level and do some smart things with possession as well. That’s a big challenge.”

West Ham manager David Moyes: “It’s a challenge we have to attempt to relish. Trying to be the first team to beat Liverpool is something we must try to do.”

“There are very little [weaknesses] in a team that wins the Champions League.”

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • West Ham are winless in six Premier League matches against Liverpool (D2, L4) since winning 2-0 in January 2016 under Slaven Bilic.
  • Liverpool lost their first two away games against the Hammers under Jurgen Klopp – both at Upton Park – but have won two of their subsequent three matches (all at the London Stadium).

West Ham United

  • The Hammers have claimed 11 points at home this term, a joint-league low with Southampton.
  • Since the start of October 2019, no team have gained fewer points (11) or lost more games (11) in the Premier League than West Ham.
  • Michail Antonio has scored in four of his five Premier League appearances against Liverpool, netting four goals; the only players to have scored more top-flight goals against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane, with seven and five respectively.

Liverpool

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 21 Premier League matches played on a Wednesday (W15, D6), with their last such defeat coming against Stoke City in December 2012.
  • Their tally of 64 points is higher than their final total in six of the last 10 Premier League seasons.
  • The Reds have won 30 of their past 31 league fixtures, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United in October 2019.
  • Mohamed Salah scored in his first four Premier League games in London for the Reds but has since failed to find the net in his last nine matches in the capital.



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