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Liverpool traditionally win against The Hammers

Last updated: January 29, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 5:30pm
Venue: Anfield
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWLDD
Away form: DLWWW
Last meeting: 0-2
Competition: The FA Cup

The Reds had no problems in the third round replay of the FA Cup against Exeter. Liverpool won 3-0 against the League 2 side at Anfield and secured their place in the 4th round of the competition. Jurgen Klopp’s players are on a run of 2 consecutive victories. In their last match Liverpool were lucky to beat Norwich 5-4 in a breathtaking match. They took the three points in the very last second of added time when Adam Lallana found the net with a great shot.

West Ham beat Wolverhampton 1-0 in the previous round of the tournament. Nikica Jelavic scored the only goal of the game in the 84th minute and sent his team into the 4th round of The FA Cup. The Hammers are lying in 6th place in The Premier League, just 2 points in front of Liverpool.

The Hammers smashed Liverpool earlier this season. They beat The Reds 3-0 at Anfield, which is Liverpool’s biggest defeat from the beginning of the season. But, this result is quite unusual, because West Ham have recorded only 3 away victories in 55 visits to Liverpool. In addition, The Hammers have conceded 107 goals in these matches!


Team News

West Ham signed Sam Byram from Leeds United. The 22-year-old defender made his debut in The Premier League against Manchester City and stayed on the pitch for 77 minutes.

James Tomkins received an injury against Newcastle two weeks ago and now he is going to miss the game against Liverpool.

Lanzini and Andy Carroll are the other injured West Ham players. Manuel Lanzini will resume full training at the end of February.

Dejan Lovren, Coutinho, Rossiter, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Gomez and Danny Ings are the main omissions for Liverpool.

Quotes of the week

klopp Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) : “Of course, we are happy to get the result. Especially the way it was at half-time.”

slaven bilic grinning Slaven Bilic (West Ham) : “I like working with young, hungry players. I have been very honest with Byram about what I expect, and where we think he can improve.”


Expected line-ups:

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Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Leiva, Milner, Can, Henderson, Firmino, Adam Lallana.
Subs Bogdan, Enrique, Caulker, Allen, Smith, Benteke, Ibe.
Injured: Ings, Origi, Rossiter, Gomez, Skrtel, Lovren, Sturridge, Coutinho.
Doubtful:
Not available:
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West Ham (4-4-2): Adrian, Byram, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Payet, Valencia, Jelavic.
Subs Antonio, Zarate, Reid, Jenkinson, Randolph, Moses, Song.
Injured: Tomkins, Lanzini, Carroll.
Doubtful:
Not available:

Key Battle

benteke Benteke this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
12 (8) 1188 6 2,3 2 2 2 0
payet Payet this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
15 (1) 1322 6 1,8 4 2 2 0

Comparison

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Liverpool this season West Ham this season
Jurgen Klopp Head coach Slaven Bilic
The Premier League Division The Premier League
7 League Position 6
3-0 vs. Exeter (home) 3rd round result 1-0 vs. Wolverhampton (home)
Winners (7) Biggest success in The FA Cup Winners (3)
Semi-finalist Last campaign in The FA Cup 1/8 final
Teixeira, Ojo, Sinclair, Smith, Allen (1) Top scorers in The FA Cup Jelavic (1)
Benteke, Ibe, Smith (1) Assist leader in The FA Cup Carroll (1)
  • Liverpool have lost only 2 of their last 15 competitive home matches. They were defeated from Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
  • West Ham have lost only 1 of their last 5 Premier League matches away from The Boleyn Ground. The Hammers are lying in 6th position with 36 points collected.
  • The Hammers won twice against Liverpool this season. Furthermore, West Ham kept a clean sheet in both matches against The Reds.
  • Liverpool scored 13 goals in their last 5 matches, while West Ham found the net on 9 occasions. The Reds conceded 10 goals into their net.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
02/01/16 The Premier League West Ham 2-0 Liverpool M. Antonio 10′
29/08/15 The Premier League Liverpool 0-3 West Ham M. Lanzini 3′
31/01/15 The Premier League Liverpool 2-0 West Ham R. Sterling 51′
20/09/14 The Premier League West Ham 3-1 Liverpool W. Reid 2′
06/04/14 The Premier League West Ham 1-2 Liverpool S. Gerrard (PG) 44′