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Liverpool vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more tonight

Guardiola and Klopp on coin-throwing incident in Liverpool v Man City

Liverpool are hoping to keep their winning run going after responding to a 3-2 defeat at Arsenal with a 7-1 hammering of Rangers in the Champions League and a heated 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. After their terrible start to the season things are looking up for Jurgen Klopp’s men and another victory tonight would put them back in contention for the top four.

West Ham, meanwhile, are slowly regaining their good form. After losing their three opening league fixtures they’ve climbed up to 12th and have suffered just one defeat from their past eight games across all competitions. This run includes four wins and one draw from their last five matches.

However, the Irons will have to deal with a resurgent Mo Salah who has scored four goals in two games – including the winner against City – and Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino who has already beaten his goalscoring tally from last season with six league goals from 11 games.

Follow all the action as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds take on David Moyes’ Hammers:

Liverpool vs West Ham

Kick off is 7.30pm at AnfieldLiverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Salah, Thiago, Henderson, Carvalho; Firmino, NunezWest Ham XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Kehrer, Zouma, Cresswell; Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Downes; Bowen, ScamaccaShow latest update
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Liverpool vs West Ham latest news

“We’re looking better but this is a tough game, we’ll have to play very well.

“Paqueta has a serious injury – not sure how long it’s going to keep him out yet. We’re really disappointed to lose him.

“Downes is certainly ready. It’s up to him to show it on the big stage, we like him a lot. Hopefully he can help us tonight.

“Zouma had a bad virus, so it’s never that easy to get back on it but he’s been in training a couple of days.”

19 October 2022 19:20

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Liverpool vs West Ham latest news

We are 15 minutes from kick-off at Anfield.

Neither of these clubs have yet managed to string three league wins in a row together this season – the Reds are looking for their second in a few days tonight, while the Hammers will hope for a third win in four.

19 October 2022 19:14

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Jurgen Klopp ahead of kick-off:

“It’s a challenge after a super intense game, three days later to be at your best again.

“Not so much to do with the name of the opponent, it’s just the situation. We couldn’t respect more what David Moyes is doing.

“We don’t have the Nottingham Forest game in our mind but we know we play again in a few days. That’s why we make changes.”

19 October 2022 19:07

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The Reds’ recent improvement in form has not yet translated into Premier League consistency but three points tonight could send them into the top five if results go their way.

West Ham had a slow start too and were in the bottom three early on this term, but are now 13th – a win could see them go as high as eighth, where Liverpool sit ahead of kick-off.

19 October 2022 19:03

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Liverpool vs West Ham latest news

Recent form for both teams:

Won 2-1 vs Anderlecht (ECL)

Won 1-0 vs Anderlecht (ECL)

19 October 2022 18:51

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Diogo Jota injury: Jurgen Klopp’s alternatives as Liverpool attack suffers another blow

Liverpool could hardly have hoped for on-pitch matters to go any better at the weekend, given the contrasting form they and opponents Manchester City went into Sunday’s big game with.

The Reds emerged triumphant with a 1-0 win, though the aftermath was as notable for accusations and ill-feeling as it was for talk about an action-packed game with a surprise outcome, following Mohamed Salah’s winner.

However, the single downside for the home team came right at the end of the match and, as it transpires, it’s a big one. Diogo Jota went down hurt shortly before the final whistle and Jurgen Klopp has now confirmed that a “serious” calf injury will keep him out for “months”, including missing the 2022 World Cup with Portugal.

Since the recent tactical switch to a 4-4-2, Jota has looked the natural go-to for the left-sided role, following another injury to usual first-choice on that flank, Luis Diaz.

With both players now out until at least the end of the calendar year, Klopp must look to his squad for players to fill in – with three in particular looking to have a chance to stake their claim in the coming weeks.

19 October 2022 18:44

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Liverpool vs West Ham team news

We have the line-ups then – what about the missing ones?

The Reds lost Diogo Jota at the weekend to injury and he’s set to miss the World Cup as well as this upcoming run of fixtures.

Luis Diaz is already out too until after Qatar, while Calvin Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are now both back in training – the latter makes the bench.

For the Hammers, it’s still a waiting game with Nayef Aguerd as he recovers from injury, while Maxwel Cornet is closing in on a return. He’s yet to really have an impact since signing from Burnley.

19 October 2022 18:38

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Liverpool vs West Ham confirmed line-ups

And the teams are in! The Reds bring Tsimikas and Carvalho in down the left, and Nunez starts up top.

The Hammers go with Bowen and Scamacca in attack again as Fornals comes into the side.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Salah, Thiago, Henderson, Carvalho; Firmino, Nunez

West Ham: Fabianski; Johnson, Kehrer, Zouma, Cresswell; Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Downes; Bowen, Scamacca

19 October 2022 18:32

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Jurgen Klopp denies provoking Man City fans ahead of stormy Premier League clash

Jurgen Klopp has denied accusations from Manchester City that he inflamed the situation between the Premier League champions and Liverpool and said his comments were misunderstood.

The German spoke about City on Friday when he described them as the best team in the world, Pep Guardiola as the finest manager and Erling Haaland as the game’s outstanding striker but also said that Liverpool could not compete with City and two other clubs – Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle – financially.

After a stormy game on Sunday, Liverpool condemned City supporters for “vile” chants about the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters, while coins were thrown by fans of the Merseyside club at Guardiola.

Klopp condemned that after the match before City blamed him, as well as suggesting he was “borderline xenophobic” in his comments about the three state-owned clubs.

19 October 2022 18:26

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David Moyes defends Jurgen Klopp’s touchline outburst against Manchester City

David Moyes has defended Jurgen Klopp’s touchline outburst which saw the Liverpool manager sent off in Sunday’s Premier League win over Manchester City.

Klopp was shown a red card after fuming at assistant referee Gary Beswick for not flagging for a foul during the 1-0 victory at Anfield.

He was hit with a Football Association charge on Tuesday but will be in the dugout for the visit of Moyes’ West Ham United following his dismissal as he has until Friday to respond.

Klopp had felt his side should have been awarded a free-kick after a challenge on forward Mohamed Salah by City’s Bernardo Silva.

Speaking after the game he said his reaction was “about emotion” and took blame for the sending off, saying he “went over the top” but that he felt he had not disrespected the official.

19 October 2022 18:21

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