After securing remarkably similar victories in their opening Europa League matches, Liverpool and West Ham United, two prominent teams in the Premier League, return to domestic competition at Anfield this Sunday. Liverpool overcame a deficit to triumph 3-1 against LASK Linz earlier in the week, while West Ham also staged a comeback from a one-goal disadvantage to secure a win against Backa Topola.
Jurgen Klopp will set his men up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a lot of changes to his first XI for this game. Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Alexis Mac Allister, Domink Szoboszlai, Curtis Jones and Cody Gapko will all play from the start of this home encounter.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs West Ham United
Alisson will function in between the sticks for the Reds as he looks to earn a clean sheet at home. Virgil Van Dijk will play alongside Ibrahima Konate at the centre of the Liverpool backline as they try to keep the away side at bay throughout the 90 minutes.
Joe Gomez will once again fill in as the right-back in the injury absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold. Andrew Robertson will replace Kostas Tsimikas to impress on the other side as the left-back.
Tsimikas and Joel Matip will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones will operate as Klopp’s primary central midfielders as they try to establish their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park. All three of them have to move the ball well if they want to create enough chances for Liverpool to earn a convincing win at Anfield.
Ryan Gravenberch and Harvey Elliot will be named on the bench as they wait for their chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if required.
Diogo Jota will try to catch the eye as the left-winger while Mohamed Salah will look to put his pace to good use on the right flank.
Cody Gapko will spearhead the Merseyside club’s attack up top. The Netherlands international will have to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for his team.
Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz will take a spot on the bench as they wait for their chance to impress in the final third.