Liverpool vs West Ham United prediction: Liverpool 3-0 West Ham
Liverpool will be hoping to continue where they left off last season.
West Ham have bought well in the transfer window, but it may take some time before Pellegrini’s team start to click.
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Liverpool vs West Ham: Who will win?
Liverpool are 1/4 favourites to win on Sunday while West Ham are massive 13/1 outsiders. The draw can be backed at 11/2.
Everyone will be wondering whether last season’s Player of the Year Mohamed Salah can replicate last season’s devastating goalscoring form.
The Egyptian is 21/10 to score the first goal of the game and 2/5 to score anytime in the 90.
Liverpool vs West Ham Premier League match preview
Premier League action returns this weekend as Liverpool host West Ham at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool played nine pre-season friendlies and participated in the International Champions Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s side scored 14 goals in their last four matches, which included a 4-1 win over Manchester United and a 5-0 win over Napoli.
The Reds’ only pre-season defeat was a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Following a rusty 3-2 defeat to Winterthur in their opening friendly, West Ham won five and drew one of their remaining six matches.
The Hammers ended pre-season with a 1-0 win over French side Angers.
Fresh faces for West Ham & Liverpool
West Ham and Liverpool have been two of the busiest sides in the summer transfer window, which closed shut on Thursday evening.
Liverpool spent over £160m on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and goalkeeper Alisson from Roma.
West Ham have spent big money on the likes of Issa Diop, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.
Manuel Pellegrini supplemented those big buys with bargain deals for Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Perez, Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabiankski and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.
Liverpool team news vs West Ham
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a long-term absentee following his knee surgery in the summer.
World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren is set to sit out this weekend’s game after his late return to the club.
Naby Keita and Fabinho are set to start in a midfield three, while Alisson Becker is set to start in goal.
Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to begin the game on the bench.
James Milner is a doubt after suffering a head laceration. Trent Alexander Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip all face late fitness tests.
Ragnar Klavan is out with a thigh injury.
West Ham team news vs Liverpool
West Ham will definitely be without Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini and former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll on Sunday.
Edmilson Fernandes has a ‘small problem’ is a likely to miss out too.
Lukasz Fabianski is set to start in goal while Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere are all expected to make their Hammers debuts.
Returning late from the World Cup, Javier Hernandez will likely settle for a spot on the bench. The match is set to come too soon for recent additions Carlos Sanchez and Lucas Perez.
Liverpool predicted line-up vs West Ham
West Ham predicted line-up vs Liverpool
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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