While Liverpool may have eventually had to settle for what was a shock FA Cup replay against League One outfit Shrewsbury over the weekend, the Reds will make the trip to the London Stadium on Wednesday with the chance to widen their buffer at the top of the Premier League to 19 points.
Already with one hand on England’s most prestigious title, Jurgen Klopp’s men have continued on what is quickly becoming a famous campaign for fans around Anfield, the Reds are still yet to taste top-flight defeat since opening the 2019/2020 campaign.
On the flip side, while the mood in Liverpool’s camp might be on the rise, West Ham find themselves in the midst of a growing crisis.
Crashing out of the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 defeat against Championship side West Brom over the weekend, the Hammers find only their goal difference keeping them out of the drop zone after a run of form that has seen them win just one of their last six Premier League matchups.
Although Wednesday’s hosts might have picked up a point when they welcome Liverpool to East London last season, the Reds have won four of their last five matches against the Hammers and a similar outcome can be found priced at 1/3 with Coral.
Woeful West Ham
Although West Ham may have opened David Moyes’ second tenure at the London Stadium with a 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on New Year’s Day, the Hammers have since come crashing back down to earth in rather drastic fashion.
With more protests planned against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan scheduled for next month, the former Manchester United boss also saw his side booed off after shipping four against Leicester in their last Premier League appearance.
Despite breaking the bank over the summer, a huge part of West Ham’s continued issues of late has been a glaring lack of creativity in the final third.
With £40million signing Sebastian Haller coming under increasing scrutiny, Wednesday’s hosts have failed to find the net from open play in each of their last four appearances across all competitions.
With club captain and local legend Mark Noble reading his side the riot act after their display last weekend, you might be interested to know that Moyes’ side can be found pencilled in at 1/1 with Paddy Power to draw another blank on home soil.
Liverpool – The Invincibles?
While a heavily-altered Liverpool squad may have seen Shrewsbury come from two goals down to snatch an FA Cup replay over the weekend, it certainly won’t dampen the mood in Jurgen Klopp’s camp.
Holding a game in hand and with the chance to extend their buffer at the top of the table to 19 points, the reigning European champions now have their sights set on mounting a silverware sweep.
Grabbing the most dramatic of victories at Molineux last week, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has seen his side win each of their last 13 top-flight matches on the bounce, the best run in the club’s Premier League history.
Dropping just two points in their 23 Premier League matches this season, you might be interested to know that the Reds can be found priced at 4/1 with William Hill to go unbeaten this year.
Elsewhere, after picking up a knock against Wolves on the road last week, Klopp will once again be unable to call upon attacking talisman Sadio Mane due to a suspected hamstring injury.