Liverpool, who are in a relentless pursuit of Manchester City will have to go past West Ham this Saturday.
Only three points will separate Manchester City and Klopp’s Reds if they manufacture a win against The Hammers at Anfield.
Manchester City can regain their 6 points advantage if they emerge victorious in the Manchester Derby that will unfold on Sunday.
So, ideally, Liverpool fans will cheer for their team on Saturday and then get behind Manchester United on Sunday!
I can promise you that this will never happen, but Liverpool fans will be hoping for a United win. Their motivation for supporting Man United is not love for Man United, but rather the hope that Manchester City will drop points!
On the other hand, West Ham fans would be rooting for Manchester City as a united loss would mean an asset for their top 4 push.
West ham who is 6th on the table with 45 points, won’t be afraid of the Anfield challenge, and they would be looking to salvage something out of the game.
There are so many narratives and settings tied to this game that the outcome will have far-reaching consequences beyond just these two clubs.
It’s exciting, it’s compelling, it’s thrilling, it’s Premier League football and it’s Liverpool vs West Ham at the Anfield!
Liverpool and West Ham have met each other 144 times, and Liverpool leads the head-to-head, as they have won 78 games.
West Ham has won against the Reds on 29 occasions and the match resulted in a draw 37 times.
West Ham in their last 5 matches in all competitions has won thrice and drew on a couple of occasions.
In their last 5 Premier League matches, they have won twice, lost once, and drew on a couple of occasions.
Liverpool on the other hand, have won all of their last 5 matches in all competitions, as well as the Premier League.
Liverpool has only lost one of their last 48 home league games against West Ham (W35 D12), falling 3-0 in August 2015 under Brendan Rodgers.
West Ham is attempting to achieve the Premier League double over Liverpool for the second time, having done so before in 2015-16. Their 3-2 triumph in the rematch this season was their first league victory against the Reds since that season (D2 L8 in between).
Liverpool has won their last six Premier League games by an average of 18-2. The Reds are unbeaten in 17 league games at home (W13 D4), having won the last eight by an aggregate score of 26-2.
West Ham has been performing incredibly well this season. They have exceeded the expectations of most people, but defeating Liverpool at Anfield is surely a mountain too steep to climb.
West Ham has been in a good form, yes, but Liverpool has been in red-hot form. They are unbeaten in their last 17 Premier League games and are looking unstoppable.
They will not stop until they are on level terms with Manchester City, and with such focus and dedication, they will be very hard to stop by even the best sides in England, let alone West Ham!
Looking at history and recent form, it’s hard to look past a Liverpool win this weekend!