West Ham vs Liverpool Prediction: PL | 07/11/2021

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West Ham in form welcome second-placed Liverpool to the London stadium at 17:30 GMT. David Moyes’ men look to claim the biggest scalp ever this season as they face Liverpool side who lost two points at home to Brighton last time.

Jurgen Klopp will want to bring Liverpool back to Premier League victory to avoid losing further ground to top-ranked Chelsea or avoid being overtaken by Manchester City currently in third place.

Game preview

Can Liverpool win again?

Last time out, Jurgen Klopp’s men squandered a 2-goal lead to draw 2-2 against an impressive Brighton side.

Liverpool are currently leading the table three points behind Chelsea and cannot afford to give the blues any more chance to widen that gap. A win over David Moyes’ side will be crucial for the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp will want to see his best player, Mohamed Salah, return between goals as he tries to stop West Ham’s momentum in the table.

Will West Ham be able to continue their impressive run of form?

David Moyes is doing a fantastic job at West Ham. With Declan Rice in top form in the middle of the park and Michail Antonio in good shape up front, West Ham have the tools to hurt any Premier League team.

After defeating London rivals Tottenham 1-0 at the London Stadium, the Hammers beat Manchester City on penalties in the Carabao Cup and won 4-1 away at Aston Villa.

This run of form offers the Hammers the perfect backdrop to take on one of the best teams in the country, Liverpool.

Form Guide

West Ham United

In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham United have won them all, including triumphing on penalties over Manchester City after 0-0 in regulation time. In this run, West Ham United scored nine goals and conceded one.

In the English Premier League, David Moyes’ men have won four and lost one of their last five outings.

Liverpool

In their last five games in all competitions, Liverpool have won four and drawn one. In this race, the Reds scored 14 goals and conceded four.

In the English Premier League, the Reds have won two and drawn three in their last five games, remaining undefeated.

When they face the Hammers, Liverpool will put this season’s unbeaten record in the balance as David Moyes’ men have proven to be well prepared and competitive in big games.

Jurgen Klopp has a good record against West Ham. Klopp has won four of their last five games and drew once against West Ham.

Team news

Liverpool will continue to do without the services of central midfielder Thiago, who continues to recover from a calf injury sustained on 18 September.ns. Thiago has missed 11 matches for Liverpool so far this season.

Even Jurgen Klopp will have to do without Harvey Elliot, a winger who suffered a fractured ankle dislocation on 13 Septemberns. Elliot has missed 12 games for Liverpool so far this season.

David Moyes’ team is in good health. There are no injuries or suspensions to tell at home, so the manager will have a full squad to select his 11 starters.

Both sides are in action midweek, with Liverpool hosting Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday and West Ham traveling to Belgium to face Genk on Thursday. This could affect the progress of Sunday’s match at the London Stadium.

Possible initial formations

West Ham United

Fabianski; A. Cresswell, A. Ogbonna, K. Zouma, B. Johnson; D. Rice, T. Soucek; S. Benrahma, P. Fornals, J. Bowen; M. Antonio

Liverpool

Alisson; T. Alexander-Arnold, I. Konate, V. van Dijk, A. Robertson; N. Keita, J. Henderson, C. Jones; M. Salah, R. Firmino, S. Mane

Players to watch

Michele Antonio

David Moyes has done his magic by transforming Michail Antonio from a decent full-back / winger into a powerful center forward with a real threat to West Ham.

Antonio has scored 6 goals this season with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, behind Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (7 goals) and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (10 goals).

Recent matches have shown that Liverpool’s defense can be breached, which underlines Antonio’s importance in West Ham’s chances of winning against Liverpool on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is already in double figures with 10 goals this season. His performances earned him the “best in the world” tag from some parts of the football world.

His form was crucial for Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the Premier League campaign. Jurgen Klopp hopes his star will be in contests to improve the Reds’ chances of winning the match.

Prediction

Expect Liverpool to get off to a great start with their signature high-energy, high-pressure style. Jurgen Klopp will want everyone to be smart and energetic to give West Ham the Gegenpressing the German has been known for since being in the English Premier League.

West Ham will try to be solid, avoid defensive errors and make it difficult for Liverpool to play balls behind the defense, which are dangerous with Mane, Salah and Firmino.

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Declan Rice will be important for West Ham in the middle of the part as David Moyes’ men will look to fight for control of Liverpool in this area of ​​the pitch.

Liverpool’s quality and explosive start to the season will cause them to move away from London Stadium with 3 points. West Ham’s beautiful form run will hit a red brick wall on Sunday.

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