3 days ago, Liverpool just won 2-0 at Anfield home field when they welcomed the Danish team Midtjylland in the second match of Group D Champions League. It was the 3rd consecutive game “The Kop” triumphant song in all competitions.
Tonight, Liverpool will be determined to defeat West Ham to temporarily rise to the top of the Premier League table from Everton and make a 3-point difference against city rivals before Carlo Ancelotti teachers and students are Newcastle United’s guests.
Compared to last year, which almost dominated the Premier League, this season, defending champion Liverpool has revealed many uncertainties. They lost 2-7 to Aston Villa and then drew 2-2 as Everton’s guest in the 235th Merseyside derby in history.
The ominous injuries of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Fabinho have recently made the defense of Liverpool extremely difficult. Confronting West Ham, coach Jurgen Klopp will probably have to risk using 19-year-old English player Rhys Williams to play midfield with Joe Gomez. Fortunately for Liverpool, Alisson Becker has recovered from injury and will return to hold their goal instead of colleague Adrian.
West Ham this season is a team that has a habit of obstructing many famous teams in the Premier League. In the 5th round, despite being 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur, coach David Moyes’ team still excelled at scoring 3 goals to have before a crazy draw on the field of rivals in the same city.
In the 6th round, they led Man City again and made Pep Guardiola teachers and students extremely difficult to win 1 point at London field.
Before that, West Ham beat Leicester City 3-0. Liverpool’s visitors are chipping the defense due to injury, “The Hammers” lacks main striker Michail Antonio due to injury. However, the West London team still has a good striker Sebastian Haller and that would be a constant danger for Liverpool, if the Premier League champions are careless against the ball in the absence of both Van Dijk and Matip.
Whether the old MU David Moyes and West Ham can cause “The Kop” to lose points at Anfield’s home field or the “Merseyside Red Brigade” will win all 3 points to temporarily rise to occupy the top of the table of rival rivals neighboring Everton?