Leaders Liverpool continue their relentless pursuit of the Premier League title when they entertain third from bottom West Ham on Monday night. Liverpool welcomes West Ham to Anfield in the Premier League on Monday, February 24th at 8.00pm. The match is refereed by J. Moss and broadcasted live on Sky Sports.Sky Sports subscribers can live stream the game via the SkyGo app.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been near flawless in the league, dropping only two points all season but they suffered a blip in Europe in midweek. Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday night. The league leaders will be without captain Jordan Henderson after the midfielder was ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Henderson was replaced towards the end of Liverpool's Champions League defeat to Atletico in midweek. James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all in contention to feature in place of the skipper, with Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri the only other notable absentees. Klopp withdrew Sadio Mane at half-time on Tuesday, but will start the Senegalese international from the off against the Hammers.
West Ham's Ryan Fredericks will also miss the clash after injuring his shoulder in the loss to Man City on Wednesday. The full-back went down under a seemingly innocuous challenge from Rodri, but could now miss the remainder of the season. Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere are the only other players ruled out for the Irons.
Hammers boss Moyes is under increasing pressure to start January signing Jarrod Bowen, but may opt to select Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller or Manuel Lanzini, all of whom he left on the bench against Man City.
The Reds will not have suffered defeat lightly and should Klopp’s side be firing on all cylinders, it could be a long night for the Hammers. Given their unbeaten record, it's little surprise that Liverpool are overwhelming favourites for the clash. The Hammers provided a decent account of themselves last month though and will fancy their chances at nicking a valuable away point.
Probable team Liverpool: (4-2-3-1)
Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson - Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum - Salah, Firmino, Chamberlain
Coach: Jürgen Klopp
Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Lallana, Lovren, Mane, Milner, Origi
Absents: Clyne, Henderson, Larouci, Shaqiri (injured)
Probable team West Ham: (5-3-2)
Fabianski – Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku – Rice, Soucek, Noble – Snodgrass, Antonio
Coach: David Moyes
Subs: Randolph, Balbuena, Bowen, Haller, Lanzini, Zabaleta
Absents: Fredericks, Wilshere, Yarmolenko (injured)