West Ham manager David Moyes was very frustrated after his side crashed out of the FA Cup to Southampton last night. It was a disappointing performance from the Hammers and they will need to do a lot better if they are to get anything from the trip to Anfield this weekend.
In contrast, Saturday’s opponents Liverpool are on the high, following up their Carabao Cup final win on Sunday by securing their passage to the FA Cup quarter-final with a victory over Norwich.
In terms of team news, West Ham will be able to welcome back Aaron Cresswell (knock) but there are doubts over the availability of Tomas Soucek (head) and captain Mark Noble (knock). Vladimir Coufal (hernia), Angelo Ogbonna (knee), Ryan Fredericks (groin), Arthur Masuaku (knee) and Andriy Yarmolenko have all been ruled out.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Play Liverpool:
Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Lanzini, Fornals, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has doubts over Roberto Firmino (muscular) and Curtis Jones (thigh), while Thiago Alcantara (hamstring) is unavailable.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Mane, Diaz
The bookies have Liverpool as the firm favourites with Bet 365 currently pricing them at 1/3 for the win. A draw is 24/5 with Unibet while a victory for the Irons is 10/1 at Coral.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Liverpool