After their defeat at Everton last month, West Ham United have been unbeaten in the Premier League and they will be hoping to do all they can to stretch that run when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool tonight.
Jürgen Klopp’s men may not have made the best start to the current season but, as per last campaign, when the Hammers made the trip here, the Reds are yet to be beaten at home. What a result it would be if West Ham became the first team to achieve this particular feat!!!
If they can’t claim a win here then the visitors will at least be hoping to follow in the footsteps of both Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion who have both taken points away from the red half of Merseyside.
Both teams have had the same amount of time to prepare for this game, as they were both in action on Sunday and both picked up positive results although the hosts will be on the crest of wave after they ended Manchester City’s unbeaten run, whereas the Irons came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Southampton.
David Moyes will hope to have defender Kurt Zouma available after he missed the trip to St Mary’s with illness, while he did confirm in his pre-match news conference on Tuesday morning that Craig Dawson still hasn’t recovered from the dead leg he sustained in the encounter with RSC Anderlecht last Thursday.
The manager did have some positive words regarding summer signing Nayef Aguerd. The defender has returned to training, following an ankle injury picked up in July. The Moroccan international should feature for his new club before the Qatar World Cup.
As this is the second game this week and with a busy period still to come, the Scotsman may rest Gianluca Scamacca and give Michail Antonio a start, while Saïd Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini are also hoping for more gametime. Pablo Fornals and Flynn Downes are also options available to Moyes.
Maxwel Cornet will miss the trip to Merseyside but they Hammers’ boss stated that he should be fit for Monday’s home game against newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth.
Tonight’s match is a 7:30pm kick-off and as with all this week’s encounters, live coverage will be screened by Amazon Prime Video from 6:30pm. The referee is Stuart Attwell.