Liverpool face a tough task to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to east London to face West Ham this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost ground on table-toppers Chelsea after throwing away a two-goal lead at Anfield to draw against Brighton last Saturday.
The Reds bounced back with a dominant 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in midweek but they face a tough test at David Moyes’ in-form Hammers.
West Ham are up to fourth following a three-match win streak and the Irons haven’t tasted defeat since a 2-1 loss to Brentford at the start of October.
The Premier League contest is set to take place on Sunday, November 7.
It will take place at the London Stadium with a kick-off time of 4:30pm.
Liverpool won 3-1 on their last trip to West Ham in January, with a double from Mohamed Salah helping the away side to all three points.
West Ham v Liverpool: Team news
The hosts have no major issues to contend with Vladimir Coufal making his first start since returning from injury in the 2-2 draw at Genk.
Liverpool meanwhile are struggling with a number of fitness issues with Roberto Firmino suffering a hamstring problem against Atletico Madrid.
Both Naby Keita and James Milner were already in the Reds’ treatment room with similar injuries and all three are unlikely to feature against West Ham.
Joe Gomez picked up a calf problem in midweek and is a doubt while Curtis Jones may be sidelined with an eye issue he sustained in training.
Liverpool’s long-term absentee Harvey Elliott is still recovering from the dislocated ankle he suffered back in September.
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West Ham v Liverpool: Match facts
- Since doing the league double over Liverpool in 2015-16, West Ham are winless in their last 10 Premier League games against the Reds (D2 L8).
- Liverpool have won four of their last five away league games against West Ham (D1) and are looking to win three in a row at the Hammers for the first time since doing so between 2003 and 2007.
- Only reigning Premier League champions Manchester City (80) and reigning European champions Chelsea (66) have earned more Premier League points in 2021 than West Ham (62). This is already the most points West Ham have won in a single calendar year in the competition.
- Liverpool have scored 19 goals in their first five away Premier League games this season, with only two sides in the history of the top-flight ever scoring more at this stage – Manchester United in 1907-08 and Manchester City in 2011-12 (both 20).
- Since a run of six defeats in seven Premier League games in February and March, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 20 league games (W14 D6), scoring at least once in all 20 games (50 goals in total).
- Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their last six away league games, netting 22 goals in total. In the entire history of the Football League, only one team has ever scored three or more times in seven consecutive away league games, with Birmingham City doing so between November 1892 and September 1893 in the second tier.
- West Ham have made the fewest changes to their starting XI in Premier League games this season (4), while no side have used fewer different players than the Hammers (18). Despite this, only Chelsea (15) and Manchester City (11) have had more different goalscorers than David Moyes’ side this term (9).
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored nine goals in eight Premier League appearances against West Ham. He could become the seventh player to score 10+ goals against the Hammers in the competition, making them the side against which the most different players have reached double figures.
- Mohamed Salah has scored in each of Liverpool’s first five away Premier League games this season, only the second player to score in his team’s first five games on the road in a season after Thierry Henry in 2001-02 for Arsenal, who failed to score in their sixth. The last player to score in six away top-flight games in a row was Sergio Agüero in August 2017 for Manchester City (seven in a row).
- Michail Antonio has been directly involved in 17 goals in his last 22 Premier League games at the London Stadium for West Ham (11 goals, 6 assists). He is also the top scorer (19) and assister (12) at the London Stadium and is one of three current players to be outright top for both goals and assists at a stadium in the Premier League, along with Jamie Vardy at the King Power and Raúl Jiménez at Molineux.