West Ham United will entertain Liverpool at the London Stadium this Wednesday night as they try to collect all three points in front of their home fans in the Premier League. The Hammers were held to a 1-1 draw away at Southampton recently, so they will be eager to bounce back by causing an upset versus the Reds in midweek.
David Moyes will set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and will be sweating on the fitness of Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma as they are both major doubts for this game. At the other end, Gianluca Scamacca is expected to lead the line for West Ham up top.
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool
Łukasz Fabiański will feature in goal for the East London club after he conceded one goal in his last league appearance. As mentioned earlier, both Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma are major doubts for this game but Moyes might risk playing them as his centre-backs if they can both pass a late fitness test.
Thilo Kehrer will once again fill in at right-back while Aaron Cresswell hopes to put in a tireless shift as the left-back. Both of them need to keep a good defensive shape at the back so that they restrict Liverpool from causing problems out on the wide areas.
Angelo Ogbonna will offer cover for the centre-back positions on the bench.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will operate as the holding midfielders as they try to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park.
The gifted trio of Pablo Fornals, Lucas Paqueta and Jarrod Bowen will function just ahead of them as part of West Ham’s frontline. Both Fornals and Paqueta will have to carry most of the creative workload for the East London club in the final third.
Manuel Lanzini will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Gianluca Scamacca will spearhead West Ham’s attack on his own up top. He is expected to be a potent threat from indirect set-pieces and would be tasked with keeping the Liverpool centre-backs occupied this Wednesday.
Michail Antonio will have to settle for a spot on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if the Hammers are in need of a goal by then.