In a quest for a reaction that will allow them to approach the hands of the English Premier League 2017/2018, Liverpool will face West Ham on Saturday, November 4. The clash is part of the schedule of the eleventh round of the Premier League and will be held at Olympic stadium in London. The kickoff is scheduled for 15:30 (Brasília time).
West Ham’s recent performance
The West Ham fight is another. As it did last season, when it moved its venue from Upton Park to the Olympic stadium, the club simply tries to avoid relegation. In the tenth round, in front of the Crystal Palace lantern, in the opponent’s field, it did not go from 2 to 2 increasing to three the sequence of games without success (two draws and a defeat).
With nine points (two wins, three draws and five losses), he is sixteenth in the Premier League. The difference for Everton, eighteenth and first in the relegation zone is only one point.
Home performance at the new stadium does not look like West Ham at Upton Park. In the current season, were two wins and two defeats. The six points put the London team as the sixth worst manager of the Premier League.
To face Liverpool, coach Slaven Bilic can count on the free week for preparation. However, he is still awaiting the position of the medical department regarding two players to know if he can use them in the duel this Saturday. Defender James Collins (three matches in the 2017/2018 English Championship, no goal) and striker Diafra Sakho (seven matches, one goal) are in the infirmary.
The current form of Liverpool
The Reds did not have the opportunity to have an extended period of preparation. On Wednesday, November 1, they entered the field to face Maribor for the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League. After thrashing their rivals 7-0 in Slovenia on Anfield Road lazily fulfilled their obligation to win by scoring 3 to 0.
With that, he reached eight points (two wins and two draws) maintaining the lead of group E of the continental competition. It has one advantage in comparison with Sevilla, vice-leader, and three more than Spartak Moscow, third placed.
The situation is much more difficult in the English Championship. After a series of three rounds without a win (two draws and a loss), Liverpool were finally able to score three points in the tenth round by beating Huddersfield 3-0 at home. . With 16 points (four wins, four draws and two losses) is the sixth place.
It is still outside the European Tournament classification zone. This block is closed by Arsenal, fifth placed, which reached 19 points. However, the biggest problem is the great distance from Manchester City, the leader. There are 12 points less.
That makes the German-born team Jurgen Klopp need a winning streak to get close to the Manchester blues. For this, you will have to overcome a series of medical problems. The Liverpool infirmary is full and the medical department will be important for the coach to define the team that will face West Ham on Saturday.
They are in treatment of injury the reserve keeper Danny Ward (without performances in season 2017/2018 of the Premier League); defenders Nathaniel Clyne (without performances) and Dejan Lovren (seven games, no goal); Philippe Coutinho (five games, two goals), Adam Lalana (without performances) and Georginio Wijnaldum (eight games, one goal); and striker Sadio Mané (five games three goals).
History of the clashes between West Ham and Liverpool
The teams have had four meetings last season. Three of them finished tied. Liverpool beat the last of them in London with a 4-0 defeat in the Premier League second round. In the first, on Anfield Road, there was a 2-2 draw.
Although it faces a great number of contusions, the performance of Liverpool within the four lines has been superior to the results. This makes the fans of the reds believe in a better future and indicates the visiting team as the best guessing option on Saturday with a 1.61 on Bet365. Draw shows return of 4.00 and London success multiplies the investment by 5.00