Liverpool will be hoping to re-establish their two point lead at the top of the Premier League by winning a potentially tricky game at West Ham United.
The hosts can enter this encounter with a bit more freedom, having effectively secured their safety with Monday’s victory at Sunderland, which came as a result of a hard-working team performance. That success at the Stadium of Light made it a very impressive six wins in nine Premier League games, results which have coincided with injured players returning, and key figures such as Kevin Nolan returning to form.
A resounding victory over Tottenham made it a perfect weekend last time out for Liverpool, as each of the three teams battling against them for the title ended up dropping points, opening the door for the Reds to hit the summit. Admittedly, Spurs were a long way below-par, but Brendan Rodgers’ confident team showed no signs of wilting under the pressure. Instead, they seem to relish it.
For West Ham, Carroll is expected to start against his old club along with Stewart Downing, but George McCartney will miss out with a hamstring problem and could be replaced by Pablo Armero.
The visitors have no injury concerns, with Jose Enrique the only absentee, having been out since November with a knee injury.
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