West Ham United will be aiming for their first clean sheet in over a month when they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Hammers will be up against an in-form Luis Suarez, who destroyed Norwich City on Wednesday with four goals and an assist, making it the perfect way for Brendan Rodgers’ side to respond to their dreadful showing at Hull City. That result kept them in fourth place, seven points behind leaders Arsenal as they enter their second consecutive home fixture.
Sam Allardyce was frustrated by a lack of cutting edge and a goal that was harshly ruled out, as West Ham slipped to defeat at fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Tuesday, despite enjoying much of the possession and territory. However, only two smart saves from Jussi Jaaskelainen ensured they did not lose by a bigger margin.
For Liverpool, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva and Victor Moses are all pushing for recalls, but Jose Enrique and Sebastian Coates are out.
West Ham will be without Ravel Morrison, after the young midfielder picked up his fifth booking of the season for a confrontation following the final whistle at Selhurst Park. Modibo Maiga could return to the starting XI, but Andy Carroll is still a few weeks away from a return.
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