Liverpool vs West Ham United Preview
Good Day fellow Reds!!!! On Saturday, October 31st, Liverpool look to give a spooky welcome to West Ham United as they make the trip up north from London. WHU has not won a match against LFC since the 2015-2016 FA Cup and I can not see that changing on Halloween. Full moons and Black Cats be damned. The Referee for the match is Kevin Friend. More importantly maybe, is the VAR Ref who is Chris Kavanagh.(Lets hope he doesn’t decide to be David Coote for Halloween.) The weather will be seasonable with temps in the low 50’s and winds up to 20 mph. The match can be seen here in the States on NBC.
For Liverpool, there are really no surprises here. Fabinho is out with a hamstring injury. The good news is that he should be back straight away after the international break. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to be paying rent to be living on this list as he’s still here… Thiago is hopefully getting his leg put back together in time after that late tackle he received against those blue shite posers a couple weeks back. He is doubtful. As is Naby Keita, who still is or isn’t recovering from covid/fitness/muscle injury. Joel Matip remains as a doubt with his leg injury.
For the Hammers, the list starts at the top. David Moyes is slated to miss this match with covid, as is Issa Diop and Josh Cullen. Other than that, nobody from West Ham has an actual injury.
Liverpool enter the match with 13 points which slots them in at second place in the EPL. Their previous five league match results are as follows: W(2-1 SHU). “D”(2-2 EVE). L(2-7 AVFC). W(3-1 Ars). W(2-0 Chels).
West Ham United come into tomorrow’s match sitting on 8 points, which lands them in 12th place. Their previous five league match results are as follows: D(1-1 Man City, aka Abu Dhabi FC). D(3-3 Spurs). W(3-0 Leicester). W(4-0 Wolves) L(1-2 ARS).
Liverpool’s lineup comes in pretty straightaway given the injuries they have sustained. Alisson in at GK. Andrew Roberson at Left Back. Rhys Willams(who gets his full EPL debut) and Joe Gomez in at CB. Trent Alexander-Arnold controlling the right flank. Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Gini Wijnaldum will patrol the middle of the pitch. The Three Amigos return pushing the attack, as Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mo Salah take their rightful place back in the starting lineup.
Prediction and MOTM
After gutting out a few close wins, I think this team will find its stride. Barring another early injury surprise, they should win this rather easy. I say Liverpool win 3-0, with Sadio being the MOTM. He just seems other worldly so far this year. So we’ll say a big win for Liverpool and the first of two Big Red Waves of the week will start Saturday. And hopefully with and Everton loss, Liverpool will be at the top, and make the Premier League Great Again.
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