Liverpool v West Ham: match preview

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Jürgen Klopp has major problems in central defence but whether David Moyes has the options to capitalise is debatable. West Ham arrive in good form after four league games unbeaten but without striker Michail Antonio following the hamstring injury he sustained against Manchester City. With Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and probably Joel Matip all out, the Liverpool manager could hand a Premier League debut to Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Phillips or Billy Koumetio alongside Joe Gomez. Jordan Henderson is another alternative but doubts over the fitness of Thiago Alcântara and Naby Keïta may prevent that switch as Liverpool aim to equal a club record of 63 league game unbeaten at Anfield. Andy Hunter

Saturday 5.30pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 3 West Ham 2

Odds H 2-5 A 15-2 D 9-2

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G3 Y10 R2 4 cards/game


Subs from Adrián, Kelleher, Matip, N Williams, Phillips, Koumetio, Thiago, Keïta, Milner, Jones, Shaqiri, Minamino, Origi

Doubtful Thiago (knee), Matip (match fitness), Keita (groin)

Injured Fabinho (hamstring, 21 Nov), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, Nov), Tsimikas (thigh, unknown), Van Dijk (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y6 R0


Leading scorer Salah 6


Subs from Randolph, Martin, Diop, Dawson, Johnson, Coventry, Noble, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Lanzini

Doubtful None

Injured Antonio (hamstring, 5 Dec)

Suspended None

Discipline Y12 R0


Leading scorers Antonio, Bowen 3