West Ham – Liverpool: Having finally snapped their five-game winless skid on Thursday, the Reds desperately need another strong showing when they visit the 5th-place Hammers at the London Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 11:30 am ET, on Peacock Premium).
Liverpool will not have Sadio Mane for the game as he’s picked up a “minor muscle” injury and will not be able to build on his tour-de-force performance against Tottenham.
Jurgen Klopp and Co., will, however, be forced to do so without any one of their top four options at center back following injuries to Joel Matip and Fabinho this week. Recently deputized as the partnership of choice, Matip and Fabinho join Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, both of whom are likely out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season with serious knee injuries, as being unavailable. Midfielder and captain Jordan Henderson is likely to be partnered by Nathaniel Phillips, who replaced Matip at halftime on Thursday, in central defense.
West Ham, on the other hand, have a nearly clean bill of health and are unbeaten in their last six Premier League outings and enter Sunday’s showdown amid a four-game winning streak.
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of West Ham – Liverpool this Sunday with team news, odds, stream link and more.
Team news: West Ham – Liverpool (INJURY REPORT)
OUT: Arthur Masuaku (knee), Darren Rudolph (knock)
OUT: Virgil van Dijk (knee), Diogo Jota (knee), Joel Matip (ankle), Fabinho (undisclosed), Joe Gomez (knee), Naby Keita (undisclosed), Sadio Mane (undisclosed).
Here's how we line up today…#WHULIV
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 31, 2021
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Sadio misses out with a minor muscle injury.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 31, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
West Ham (+325) | Liverpool (-134) | Draw (+290)
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The first team to score wins, or at least gets a positive result. The longer West Ham can keep it scoreless, the better for them. If Liverpool get the first goal, David Moyes’ side will be forced to chase — something he doesn’t want to do, under any circumstances — and they’ll likely concede a second (and a third). West Ham 0-2 Liverpool.
How to watch West Ham – Liverpool: stream and start time
Kickoff: 11:30 am ET Sunday
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium