Preview - West Ham vs Liverpool 5 Nov

Started by Bensergi, Nov 04, 2017, 06:56 PM

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West Ham vs Liverpool

Liverpool will aim to win back-to-back league games for the first time since August. They beat Huddersfield 3-0 last Saturday, and repeated that scoreline win against Maribor in midweek Champions League action.

Over a quarter of the season is gone, and Liverpool have already played seven of the other nine teams in the top half of the table. Of that seven, they beat Arsenal, drew against four of the others but lost heavily away to Manchester City (5-0) and Tottenham Hotspur (4-1).

The Reds have conceded 15 of their 16 league goals on their travels, which makes for the highest tally in the EPL. A drastic improvement in Liverpool's away form would help Klopp's cause most of all.

As for West Ham, defeat will leave them stuck on nine points. The last time they had fewer than 10 points after 11 EPL games in was in the 2010/11 campaign. They were relegated that time.

Michail Antonio, Jose Fonte and James Collins remain on the treatment table for West Ham, while Pablo Zabaleta is suspended. As for Liverpool, Georginio Wijnaldum and Philippe Coutinho are no-go. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line to start his first EPL match for the Reds.


Match Stats:

  • West Ham 1-4 Liverpool
  • Shots: 6-15
  • Possession: 48%-52%
  • Corner kicks: 2-3

Mohamed Salah scored twice and Sadio Mane got two assists on his return from injury as Liverpool earned an entertaining 4-1 win over West Ham United.

The first Liverpool goal came in a swift counter-attack from a West Ham corner, Mane setting up Salah to score.

Some 157 seconds later, Joel Matip made it 2-0 from close range after a corner was not cleared.

After the break West Ham pulled a goal back through Manuel Lanzini but, straight from kick-off, Liverpool scored again, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with his first goal for the club.

Salah made sure of the points when he was set up again by Mane as Liverpool returned to sixth.

West Ham are a point and a place above the relegation zone.

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