West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed the Hammers will be without Ryan Fredericks for the match against Liverpool tomorrow after the 27-year-old sustained a shoulder injury versus Manchester City on Wednesday night.
With Pablo Zabaleta unlikely to be able to keep up with Sadio Mane on the right flank, Moyes may recall Jeremy Ngakia for the first time since the reverse fixture between the two sides last month. The Irons are likely to stay with a five-man defence, with Aaron Cresswell expected to play at left centre-back once again alongside Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop.
In midfield, Moyes’ conservative approach may seem him opt against changing the trio of Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Tomas Soucek, despite the creative talents of Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Pablo Fornals being available to him.
The Hammers are likely to be focused on playing on the break so it is expected that Michail Antonio will continue as the main striker. January signing Jarrod Bowen could, however, get his first start in place of Robert Snodgrass.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Liverpool:
Fabianski, Ngakia, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Antonio, Bowen