West Ham vs Liverpool Prediction: Potential Scoreline and Current Form

Liverpool bid to bounce back to winning ways vs West Ham on Saturday and we have predictions for the big game in London.

Following the disappointing defeat in the Merseyside derby during midweek, three points against the Hammers is the only way that Jurgen Klopp's final Liverpool side can stay in the title race.

Let's delve into the details and assess the potential outcomes of this Premier League matchup.

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Current Form

Liverpool

The Reds have been inconsistent of late, with that devastating defeat by Everton highlighting some issues in the squad.

Jurgen Klopp's men have lost two of their last three league games, a potentially fatal setback in their title chase, particularly as Arsenal continue to apply pressure at the top.

Despite these challenges, history tends to favour Liverpool against West Ham with the Reds having a solid track record in previous encounters.

Whilst this isn't always an indication of what can happen, this is do-or-die time for a side hoping to send off their legendary manager with some silverware.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool vs Atalanta

West Ham

West Ham's current form is equally concerning (for them anyway).

The Hammers have only secured one win in their last seven Premier League matches, with back-to-back losses against Fulham and Crystal Palace most recently.

This slump has seen them drop to eighth in the table, struggling to maintain consistency at crucial moments in the season.

David Moyes

Team News

Liverpool Team News

Liverpool will be without several key players due to injuries.

Diogo Jota, Conor Bradley, Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, and Ben Doak are all sidelined, and there’s also uncertainty around Cody Gakpo - who missed the last game due to personal reasons.

Despite these absences, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez, who have underperformed recently, will likely be crucial in the attacking third.

West Ham Team News

On the other side, West Ham might see the return of Jarrod Bowen, who missed the last match due to a back issue. However, Nayef Aguerd and Konstantinos Mavropanos remain doubtful.

David Moyes might also make some tactical adjustments, especially in midfield and defence, to try and counter Liverpool’s attacking threat in the likes of Salah and Nunez.

Key Players

Liverpool

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez to deliver up front after criticism of their performances at Goodison on Wednesdsay.

Salah, in particular, has a history of stepping up when it counts, and his performance will be pivotal for Liverpool’s chances of securing a win and staying in touching distance of City and Arsenal at the top of the table.

West Ham

Michail Antonio and James Ward-Prowse could be the difference makers.

Antonio’s physical presence and ability to disrupt defences, combined with Ward-Prowse’s precision from set-pieces, could pose a significant threat to Liverpool’s backline and title hopes.

Scoreline Prediction

Given both teams' current form and historical data, we predict a tight contest but ultimately a 2-1 victory for Liverpool.

The Reds have a point to prove and despite recent setbacks, have the quality to overcome a struggling West Ham side. Honestly, they have to.

FAQ

  • What was the score the last time Liverpool played West Ham?
    • Liverpool won 3-1 in their last league encounter with West Ham.
  • Who are Liverpool playing next?
    • Liverpool will face Tottenham in their following Premier League fixture.
  • Who are West Ham playing next?
    • West Ham will take on Chelsea after their clash with Liverpool.
  • What time is the kickoff?
    • The match kicks off at 12:30 PM UK time on April 27, 2024.
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