The match between Liverpool and West Ham (20:00 on September 24) is considered a match at Anfield.
Liverpool vs. West Ham: Waiting for hosts to overcome difficulties
Liverpool will take on West Ham this Saturday at Molineux after struggling to take control of the match there and letting Wolves gain an early advantage. Hwang Hee-Chan’s goal continues to add to the Red Brigade’s turmoil this season, after they suffered defeats to Bournemouth and Newcastle. Liverpool displayed impressive comeback victories against Bournemouth and Newcastle – winning 3-1 and 2-1, respectively – so it came as no shock when Jurgen Klopp led side once more staged an effective comeback against Wolves following similar script.
Cody Gakpo, Andy Robertson, and Hugo Bueno made important contributions to help the visitors to a 3-1 win. Over the past week, Liverpool have been away to LASK in their opening Europa League group stage match, and the familiar story of The Kop has resurfaced. Florian Flecker scored a beautiful goal to put the Austrian side ahead in the Group E showdown, but Liverpool once again showed a successful comeback. Darwin Nunez successfully converted the penalty, Luis Diaz had a precise shot, and Mohamed Salah ended the campaign with a successful shot, giving Liverpool a 3-1 win over their opponents.
Mo Salah’s 42nd goal for Liverpool in the European Cup was scored, and Klopp became the first manager in Liverpool’s history to achieve 50 wins at continental level. The win over Leeds helped Liverpool maintain their record of not losing this season. In the last five matches, the Red Brigade has won all five matches. Before overcoming representatives from Austria in the Europa League group stage, Liverpool had not lost in the first 5 rounds of the Premier League, including 4 wins and 1 draw.
In the next round, Liverpool will continue to play at Anfield to face West Ham. Overall, the forecast for this showdown is in Liverpool’s favor, as they will have the advantage of playing at home. The Port City team is determined to win and earn all three points.
The early game in round 6 saw Manchester City overcome Nottingham Forest 2-0 at home. Thus, the gap between Blue Man and Liverpool has been widened to 5 points. To continue their pursuit of Manchester United in the race for the title, the Port City side must win against West Ham.
Anfield is where Liverpool hope to get all three points against London’s representatives. According to statistics, the Kop currently have a 14-game Premier League lossless streak at home; their last defeat at home came last October, when they were beaten 1-2 by Leeds United. During their last 44 home games, Liverpool have only once failed to score.
On the other side of the line, this season, West Ham have made an impressive start. In their last match, the Sledgehammers faced Backa Topola in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. A mistake from Angelo Ogbonna allowed Petar Stanic to score the visitors’ opener. However, an own goal from Nemanja Petrovic and goals from Mohammed Kudus and Tomas Soucek helped the hosts pull off a successful comeback and win 3-1.
By beating Backa Topola, West Ham secured their fourth win in their first six matches of this season in all competitions. In the Premier League, the team led by David Moyes had 3 wins, 1 draw, and only lost 1 match in the initial 5 rounds. The only loss was when they met defending champions Manchester City and lost 1-3. With a total of 10 points, West Ham are currently 6th in the table, just 3 points away from 3rd-place Liverpool.
Despite ceding captain Declan Rice to Arsenal for a fee of £115 million, West Ham have used the money to bring in quality recruits. The fact that James Ward-Prowse or Mohammed Kudus are currently in good form is one of the reasons why the London team has had a relatively impressive start to the season. To hope to pick up points at Liverpool, West Ham will have to improve defensively. They have never maintained an empty goal in any game since this season began.
West Ham can take heart in winning two away matches since October 2021: Brighton and Luton Town were victorious opponents; however, since that point they have failed to secure three consecutive away victories in the Premier League. Replicating West Ham’s impressive run from over two years ago may prove challenging since seven of their eight meetings against Liverpool has resulted in defeat; three times West Ham experienced consecutive loss when visiting Anfield!
Analysis of the scoring record of two teams
West Ham are off to an encouraging start this season, while Liverpool are showing superior form. Before being decimated by Arsenal last time out at Anfield, they had gone 14 consecutive games unbeaten at Anfield and are likely to secure three points when taking on West Ham on October 17.
This match promises to produce many goals as the last 18 meetings between West Ham at home in Premier League play and Liverpool have yielded 16 scoring games each. Although the Kop’s attack was playing well, the defense could not be solid, and West Ham could have scored at Anfield.