KICK off: 31 January 18:30


Information: Liverpool’s defensive injury crisis somehow continues to deepen, with Fabinho and Joel Matip joining the seemingly never-ending list of problems they have endured at the back this season. Fabinho missed out against Tottenham due to a minor muscle problem and has again been ruled out of this match, while Matip is almost certain to be unavailable too after being taken off at half time on Thursday. Klopp revealed after that match that Matip had suffered suspected ankle ligament damage, but the severity of the injury is as yet unclear with Matip set for scans. With long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez still out too, Klopp will likely be forced to field Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips, the latter of whom impressed off the bench against Spurs, alongside captain Jordan Henderson at the back.
Diogo Jota and Naby Keita also remain out, but Curtis Jones, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all be pushing for a start in midfield should Klopp look to make changes. Mane, Firmino and Mohamed Salah should all start again, with the latter having scored seven goals in his last seven league games against the Hammers. West Ham have their own specialist in this fixture, with Michail Antonio netting four times in six appearances against Liverpool, and he should lead the line once again this weekend. Tomas Soucek has also been a goal threat of late, with his seven top-flight strikes this term being worth 10 points to the Hammers – without them, West Ham would sit 12th. Moyes will still be without Arthur Masuaku and Darren Randolph, but his options have been bolstered by the arrival of Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United. Lingard is unlikely to be involved from the start, but Said Benrahma is expected to start again having now made his loan move permanent. Indeed, Moyes could name an unchanged side to the one which beat Crystal Palace in midweek, having had two days more rest than their opponents. West Ham United possible starting lineup: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Henderson, Robertson; Jones, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Prediction: Liverpool to win

Stake: 8/10
League: England
Result: won
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