West Ham and Liverpool who are currently scoring for fun will meet for the second time in the Premier League this season, and it is going to be at the London Stadium on April 26, 2023.
David Moyes team have returned to form with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth, while Liverpool conquered Nottingham Forest 3-2.
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview
West Ham did an exceptional job against Bournemouth on April 23, 2023. It was a total demolition by the London side.
A pair of headers from Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta put the Hammers ahead, and Declan Rice’s beautiful finish put the game to bed before the end of the first half.
Pablo Fornals scored a scorpion kick goal to earn all three points for West Ham at the Vitality Stadium.
They also thrashed Gent 5-2 on aggregate to reach the semi finals of the Europa Conference League, where they will face Dutch League powerhouse AZ Alkmaar.
Things are gradually looking good for West Ham United, who were in 18th place in the Premier League before moving to 13th before the kickoff against Liverpool.
West Ham have a game in hand, and they are already six points above the relegation zone. Moyes side are unbeaten in five matches in all competition.
West Ham scored in all of their top-flight games played at the London Stadium in 2023.
Liverpool were ahead twice Against Nottingham Forest, Diogo Jota made it back to back braces, and Nottingham Forest got two goals back with Neco Williams getting the first goal and Morgan Gibbs White scoring an acrobatic volley.
However, Nottingham Forest defenders failed to defend the set piece, which led to Mohamed Salah’s 183rd goal for Liverpool.
Liverpool are back into the seventh place and are currently in contention of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
The Liverpool side had gotten their rhythm back with two wins in the last three Premier League matches. They scored 11 goals in those matches.
Liverpool had only won one match in London, and that was against Tottenham this season. Liverpool visit to London Stadium last season ended in 3-2 defeat.
However, this season, they recorded a 1-0 win over West Ham at Anfield.
West Ham vs Liverpool team news
Moyes will be working without his misfiring striker, Gianluca Scamacca, as the Italian is yet to recover from a knee injury.
Ogbonna, who made the bench against Bournemouth, may get into the starting lineup against Liverpool.
Danny Ings will accept a substitution role when he faces former team Liverpool.
Moyes will consider starting Pablo Fornals, who scored an excellent goal against Bournemouth.
The midfielder enjoys playing against Liverpool, Fornals had scored three goals against Merseyside Red.
As for Liverpool, the manager, Jurgen Klopp, confirmed that Roberto Firmino, who will be leaving the club this season, is already out of the tie against West Ham.
Liverpool’s Naby Keita, Stefan Bajcetic, and Calvin Ramsey are out of the match due to injuries. Klopp is likely to bring back his striker Darwin Nunez.
West Ham vs Liverpool Probable Lineup
West Ham United Probable lineup:Fabianski; Coufal; Zouma; Aguerd; Cresswell; Soucek; Rice; Paqueta; Bowen; Antonio; Fornals
Liverpool possible Probable lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Konate; Van Dijk; Robertson; Jones; Fabinho; Henderson; Salah; Nunez; Jota
West Ham vs Liverpool prediction
Due to the resurgence of the hammers from their sleeping place, they seem to be a team that is extremely difficult to beat. Moyes is looking forward to finishing the season on a nice note.
Liverpool, on the other hand, want to get a Champions League spot, even though it may be difficult for them. With the return of their best players, it is going to be a smooth game for Liverpool.
Prediction: West Ham 0:2 Liverpool