4-3-3 Liverpool Strongest Possible Xl v West Ham United – Pacy Trio to Start

 Liverpool vs West Ham Utd

Manuel Pellegrini faces a tough test in his first Premier League game as West Ham manager as the Hammers travel north to face Jurgen Klopp’s title hopefuls Liverpool.

West Ham have brought in plenty of new faces this summer to provide Pellegrini with a squad capable of turning around their recent struggles on the pitch, and Hammers fans are optimistic that this is the start of a new era at the club.

But there is little time for this new Hammers squad to gel as their first port of call is Anfield, where Liverpool – emboldened by a strong summer transfer window – will be looking to kick off their title challenge in style.

Head to Head Stats (Last 5 Matches)

EPL 24-02-2018 FT Liverpool 4 : 1 West Ham
EPL 04-11-2017 FT West Ham 1 : 4 Liverpool
EPL 14-05-2017 FT West Ham 0 : 4 Liverpool
EPL 11-12-2016 FT Liverpool 2 : 2 West Ham
FAC 09-02-2016 AET West Ham *2 : 1 Liverpool
FAC 30-01-2016 FT Liverpool 0 : 0 West Ham

Liverpool Predicted Xl: Alisson, Robertson, Dijk, Gomez, Arnold, Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino

West Ham Predicted XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbona, Cresswell, Obiang, Noble, Wilshere, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Arnautovic

Opta Stats

  • Liverpool have scored at least 4 goals in their last 3 matches against West Ham in all competitions.
  • Liverpool are undefeated in their last 21 home matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches (Premier League).
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Liverpool’s last 10 home games (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 home matches against West Ham in all competitions.
  • Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against West Ham in all competitions.
  • Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against West Ham in all competitions.

Players to watchSalah & Arnautovic

Prediction:  Liverpool 2-1 West Ham