Nice to see you look at the history of the game for a change i think with the good 1st half at Arsenal people will expect Liverpool to steamroller the Hammers, i think Liverpool will struggle but still win 2 - 1An essential 3 points before we go into the United game. We'll do it. Even setting aside we're the better team, West Ham can't seem to win at Anfield, having lost or drawn their last 42 league visits.
Nice to see you look at the history of the game for a change i think with the good 1st half at Arsenal people will expect Liverpool to steamroller the Hammers, i think Liverpool will struggle but still win 2 - 1
I hope we don't start Lallana or Ibe, especially when we have better options. Either swap Lallana/Ibe out with Ings or go back to the formation against Arsenal, replacing Lucas with Can. This could give Henderson and Milner more freedom to attack.I don't think it'll be easy, but quite similar to our games against Stoke and Bournemouth. Think we'll win by one or two at most and hopefully keep a fourth clean sheet in a row.
The back four picks itself right now, as should Coutinho, Benteke and Firmino, despite the latter being a bit invisible against Arsenal. Henderson is back I think, and Milner will probably start as well so it only really comes down to whether we're going for an extra winger (Lallana/Ibe/Markovic in order of likelyhood) with Coutinho in the middle or Emre Can in the middle with Coutinho out wide. Could go either way but I reckon it'll be Lallana in for Lucas and Henderson in for Emre Can even though Emre didn't really do much wrong against Arsenal.
In that case it'll look a bit like this:
MignoletEven though Lallana started behind Benteke against Bournemouth it didn't really work, so I'd expect Coutinho to be there in the same 4-2-3-1 we saw against Stoke, bar Firmino for Ibe.
Clyne - Skrtel - Lovren - Gomez
Henderson - Milner
Firmino - Coutinho - Lallana
We're generally quite underwhelming when we play this straight 4-2-3-1 and I don't think this will be much different, even though I think we'll win.
Edit: Apparently Lallana is a doubt for this game, in which case I'm not sure how we're gonna line up. Probably Ibe right, Firmino left, but could also go with three in the middle adding Can pushing Coutinho out wide. It's a toss really, but were it up to me I'd like to see Markovic on the right, Firmino left.
i am changing my prediction because of your confidence 1 - 0 Hammers to walk away with a victoryNot mentioning it doesn't equate to not being aware of it, as I have pointed out above. Also, West Ham's bad track record at Anfield goes back far further than City's does at Goodison, and arguably deserves more of a mention.
Anyway, the match.
Yeah he's back at Melwood. Been checking his Facebook page and he's been posting vids of his training. He's looking sharp, let's hope he can come back for good this time!