Liverpool vs West Ham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
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Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Premier League champions Liverpool will look to return to the top of the table at neighbours Everton’s expense, when they take on West Ham on Saturday.

With the Toffees not in action until Sunday, the Reds can return to the summit if they overcome another injury in defence and find a third win in a week, after narrow victories over Sheffield United and FC Midtjylland.

West Ham’s epic comeback draw against Spurs was followed up by another draw with Newcastle last time out, but they are missing key striker Michail Antonio through injury here.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday, 31 October at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The match is live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the game via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Liverpool are without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Thiago Alcantara should return to the squad, while Naby Keita is also a possibility to be involved after missing recent games.

Joel Matip is on the road to recovery but may be left out here with big games against Atalanta and Man City on the horizon. As a result, Jurgen Klopp must decide between young defender Rhys Williams, squad member Nat Phillips or an out-of-position alternative to play at centre-back.

West Ham are only missing one player, but Michail Antonio’s absence is a big blow to them and he’ll be out for around a month. Said Benrahma is only likely to make the bench.

Predicted line-ups

LIV - Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

WHU - Fabianski; Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Bowen, Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Haller.

Odds

Liverpool - 2/5

Draw - 22/5

West Ham - 7/1

Prediction

Liverpool haven’t been at their free-flowing best of late but keep finding ways to win. More strength in depth in attack has already proven important this season and could do so again here. Liverpool 3-0 West Ham

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