Liverpool vs West Ham lineups, 3 predictions – Kudus WILL start at Anfield

Liverpool vs West Ham lineups, 3 predictions – Kudus WILL start at Anfield
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All roads lead to Anfield as Liverpool vs West Ham clash in the Premier League on Sunday. Kick off is set at 14:00 BST, 24 September 2023.

Liverpool followed their 1-3 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday with another 1-3 win at Austrian LASK Linz in their midweek Champions League fixture.

On the other hand, West Ham recovered from their 1-3 defeat at home against Pep Guardiola's Man City to beat Serbia's FK TSC 3-1 in the Europa League on Thursday.

Buoyed by those wins, Liverpool and West Ham will battle for supremacy at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Will the Reds continue their dominance over the Hammers or will there be an upset?

Liverpool vs West Ham
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Liverpool vs West Ham probable lineups

Here are our probable lineups for this Premier League clash:

Liverpool

Goalkeeper: Alisson
Defenders: Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson
Midfielders: Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Curtis Jones
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Diogo Jota

West Ham

Goalkeeper: Alphonse Areola
Defenders: Emerson Palmieri, Nayef Aguerd, Kurt Zouma, Vladimir Coufal
Midfielders: Edson Alvarez, Tomas Soucek, James Ward-Prowse, Lucas Paqueta
Forwards: Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen

Liverpool vs West Ham confirmed lineups

Liverpool

Liverpool
4-3-3
1
Alisson
br
2
Joe Gomez
gb
32
Joel Matip
cm
4
Virgil Van Dijk
nl
26
Andy Robertson
gb
8
Dominik Szoboszlai
hu
10
Alexis Mac Allister
ar
17
Curtis Jones
gb
11
Mohamed Salah
eg
9
Darwin Nunez
uy
7
Luis Diaz
co
Substitutes
18
Cody Gakpo
nl
62
Caoimhin Kelleher
ie
21
Kostas Tsimikas
gr
5
Ibrahima Konate
fr
20
Diogo Jota
pt
78
Jarell Quansah
gb
19
Harvey Elliott
gb
38
Ryan Gravenberch
nl
3
Wataru Endo
jp

West Ham

West Ham
4-2-3-1
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
5
Vladimir Coufal
cz
4
Kurt Zouma
fr
27
Nayef Aguerd
ma
33
Emerson
it
28
Tomas Soucek
cz
19
Edson Alvarez
mx
20
Jarrod Bowen
gb
7
James Ward Prowse
gb
10
Lucas Paqueta
br
9
Michail Antonio
jm
Substitutes
21
Angelo Ogbonna
it
14
Mohammed Kudus
gh
18
Danny Ings
gb
17
Maxwel Cornet
ci
24
Thilo Kehrer
de
22
Said Benrahma
dz
8
Pablo Fornals
es
15
Konstantinos Mavropanos
gr
1
Lukasz Fabianski
pl

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Liverpool vs West Ham predictions

Jürgen Klopp's men have dominated this fixture in recent years, especially at Anfield. While West Ham can actually hold their own, it doesn't look like they'll have a say away from home. Here are our predictions!

Prediction 1: Liverpool to Win

The Anfield giants have won eight times in the last ten meetings with David Moyes' side, losing in just one occasion. The last three clashes between them have ended in defeat for the Hammers. While the Reds have strung four consecutive league wins ahead of this matchup, West Ham have won three, still, we think they'll go back home empty-handed in this fixture.

Liverpool vs West Ham
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Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Our second prediction for this clash is on both sides scoring. Analysis of previous matches between them has yielded both teams scoring results in five out of the last seven meetings. Interestingly, all six of West Ham's matches across all competitions this season have ended in both sides scoring. Similarly, five of Liverpool's six matches so far this campaign have seen goals at both ends five times. With both sides scoring and conceding, both teams' score market looks likely to occur.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals

Five of the last seven clashes between Liverpool and West Ham have ended with at least three goals. It's worth mentioning that the last five matches Liverpool have played this season have produced over 2.5 outcomes, the same thing goes for West Ham who are likely going to score at Anfield.

Liverpool vs West Ham Head-to-Head

Head-to-head records in the last 10 matches shows Liverpool have won 8 direct matches, West Ham won 1, while 1 match ended in a draw.

Last five results between them:

England Premier League 26/04/23

West Ham

West Ham

1
Liverpool

Liverpool

2

England Premier League 19/10/22

Liverpool

Liverpool

1
West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 05/03/22

Liverpool

Liverpool

1
West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 07/11/21

West Ham

West Ham

3
Liverpool

Liverpool

2

England Premier League 31/01/21

West Ham

West Ham

1
Liverpool

Liverpool

3

Liverpool recent form

The Reds have been in scintillating form since their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on the opening day of the season. They've gone on to win five straight games across all competitions ahead of this encounter with West Ham.

West Ham recent form

David Moyes' side have picked four wins, a draw and a loss in their six games so far this season. The Europa Conference League Champions are on course to have a good campaign.

Mohammed Kudus will start at Anfield

Kudus to play in Liverpool vs West Ham clash
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On 27 August 2023, Mohammed Kudus left Ajax, signing for Premier League club West Ham United on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee which was reported to be £38 million plus add-ons.

The Ghanaian international made his debut for West Ham in their 2-1 away win at Luton on 1 September. He scored his first goal for the club in a group stage game of the 2023/24 Europa League on 21 September at home to Serbian team, TSC Bačka Topola.

With West Ham tied 1-1, Kudus scored in the 70th minute before Tomáš Souček added a third in the 82nd minute as the game finished 3-1.

Kudus has been in scintillating form this season for both Ajax and West Ham and he will definitely start against Liverpool as his team looks to end their three straight defeat to Klopp's men.

Where to watch Liverpool vs West Ham live

The Liverpool vs West Ham match will be broadcast live on SuperSport GOtv Football for fans in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana.

The match kicks off at 14:00 BST, fans can tune in 30 minutes from time to watch the match build-up analysis and expert opinions from journalists and pundits.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.