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Liverpool vs West Ham confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Karl Matchett
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West Ham celebrate their late equaliser (Getty Images)
West Ham celebrate their late equaliser (Getty Images)

West Ham head to Anfield on Saturday evening to face Liverpool in the late Premier League kick-off.

The Reds had another tough week, losing Fabinho to injury to leave Jurgen Klopp with a crisis in defence, with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk already sidelined.

While they have question marks over the line-up, the reigning league champions have managed to grind out back-to-back wins in the past week too, over Sheffield United and Midtjylland.

West Ham have drawn their last two league games and looking to make it five in a row unbeaten.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday, 31 October at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The match is live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the game via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What was the team news?

Liverpool are without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Thiago Alcantara should return to the squad, while Naby Keita is also a possibility to be involved after missing recent games.

Joel Matip is on the road to recovery but may be left out here with big games against Atalanta and Man City on the horizon. As a result, Jurgen Klopp must decide between young defender Rhys Williams, squad member Nat Phillips or an out-of-position alternative to play at centre-back.

West Ham are only missing one player, but Michail Antonio’s absence is a big blow to them and he’ll be out for around a month. Said Benrahma is only likely to make the bench.

Confirmed line-ups

LIV - Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

WHU - Fabianski; Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Bowen, Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Haller.

Odds

Liverpool - 2/5

Draw - 22/5

West Ham - 7/1

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