Liverpool host West Ham United on Sunday and Jurgen Klopp will hope that his team does not need to come from behind to claim victory again after repeating that trick against both Wolverhampton Wanderers and LASK Linz. Both sides were victorious in the UEFA Europa League in midweek with David Moyes’ men also showing their mettle to fight back and win against Backa Topola.
Liverpool are currently third and just two points off of top spot although West Ham are just three points further back which makes this a game that the Reds cannot lose if they want to avoid Manchester City pulling away this early in the season. The Hammers are yet to keep a clean sheet this term and their record against Liverpool away from home is not great, but they are doing well on the road so far and pulled off an unexpected win in Brighton.
Liverpool: Ryan Gravenberch was forced off during his full debut although Klopp is hopeful that he only suffered from a cramp while Trent Alexander-Arnold is unlikely to be ready for Sunday and Thiago Alcantara is not yet ready to return. Klopp is likely to make 11 changes after the LASK Linz win despite Diaz and Nunez getting goals and assists in 90-minute outings.
Potential Liverpool XI: Alisson; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Jota.
West Ham: Edson Alvarez missed Backa Topola in midweek but is expected to return for this one while Aaron Cresswell and Jarrod Bowen are the only others who could be at risk of missing out for Moyes. Mohammed Kudus could start ahead of Tomas Soucek while Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd and Emerson Palmieri should return and Danny Ings could come out for Michail Antonio.
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How to watch and odds
Date: Sunday, September 24 | Time: 9 a.m. ET
Location: Anfield — Liverpool, England
Live stream: Peacock
Odds: Liverpool -275; Draw: +450; West Ham +650