Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 25 Goals 20 (67)
(32) 15 Assists 19 (44)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
30.3 Average Age 26.8
184.2 Average Height (cm) 182
(1) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (1.4)
(55%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 57% (52%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Alou Diarra Out 6.37
Ricardo Vaz Te Out 6.84
Andy Carroll Out 6.32
Jack Collison Out 6.28
George McCartney Doubtful 6.63
Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Borini Out 6.36
Martin Kelly Out 6.45
Luis Suárez Out 7.86
Nuri Sahin Doubtful 6.81

Team News

  • Andy Carroll faces a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, though he would have been ineligible to play in this fixture against his parent club anyway.
  • Carlton Cole will start in his place having scored one and picked up an assist against his former club Chelsea last weekend.
  • With no other fresh injury concerns the only changes that are likely will see Diame and Taylor both return to the starting XI after having a bit impact from the bench in the 3-1 win last time out.
  • The main team news for Liverpool sees Luis Suarez miss out through suspension having picked up his fifth yellow of the season last weekend.
  • Jonjo Shelvey may start up front in his absence and is likely to be supported either side by Sterling and Enrique, with Wisdom returning at full-back.
  • Brendan Rodgers would have hoped to get through the Europa League tie with Udinese unscathed but Sahin picked up an early knock, however Lucas is back fit and will take his place in midfield.

Prediction

  • Liverpool have proven to be a real bogey team for West Ham having only lost to the Hammers twice in their last 18 encounters, winning 13 of them.
  • With Suarez out, however, it is hard to see where Liverpool will get their goals from, with no other player netting more than once for the Reds in the Premier League.
  • The hosts have only lost one league game at Upton Park this season and face a Liverpool side that have won just once on the road in the league and may be tired after a round trip to Italy on Thursday.
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