Liverpool are back in action in the Premier League after an emphatic win over Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp’s side now faces West Ham at the London Stadium.
After a recent slump in form, Liverpool managed to fire all cylinders on the big occasion. in the Premier League. An emphatic win over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur has revitalised the winning spirit at the Reds camp. The defending champions are now up against West Ham United and a win could once again put them back into the title race.
However, a loss against David Moyes’s side could end up being catastrophic for Jurgen Klopp and his team’s objective of retaining the Premier League title. The hosts are currently placed a position below Liverpool on the table and a win would then put them a single point above Liverpool who are currently placed fourth.
The pressure is at its highest and especially for the travelers given the fine winning streak that West Ham United has been on. Moyes’s side have won four of their last five fixtures and have become a free-scoring side. Meanwhile, the Reds have gone through a rough patch before their Tottenham Hotspur victory.
Jurgen Klopp will have to field his best eleven at the London Stadium which means that Allison Becker will start in goal to continue his red hot form between the sticks. With Joel Matip joining the likes of Fabinho, Joe Gomez, and Virgil van Dijk on the sidelines, it is expected that Jordan Henderson and Rhys Williams will form the centre-back partnership.
Trent-Alexander Arnold was on target against Tottenham Hotspur after scoring a well-timed shot into the bottom corner. The young right-back has not been on his best form this season, however, the win along with the goal in the last outing has certainly increased his morale. Trent and Andy Robertson are expected to take their respective places on the flanks to complete the back-four.
In the midfield, Thiago Alcantara and Gini Wijnaldum will form the double pivot to provide cover to the backline. Curtin Jones will play through the centre of the midfield to provide support to the attack while being on a free roam role.
The front three will remain unchanged as Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will all start against West Ham United. Mane and Firimino were on target against Tottenham Hotspur and will be hoping to transform their recent form in front of goal against West Ham as well.