West Ham United travel to Liverpool this weekend looking to end a near-50 year wait for a victory at Anfield.

When the Hammers triumphed 2-1 over the Reds on 14 September 1963, few could have predicted that they would still be looking for another win at Liverpool almost half a century on.

We have dug deep into the archives to pick out three memorable successes at Anfield, along with three draws in recent times, as we look ahead to Sunday's game.

Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United
Premier League
1 December 2008

The Hammers' last positive result at Anfield came in the 2008/09 season under Gianfranco Zola's management.

Robert Green was in inspired form for the Hammers as they managed to hold a Liverpool side who rose to the top of the Premier League table with this point.

Green made saves from former Hammer Yossi Benayoun, Ryan Babel and Dirk Kuyt, yet the Hammers went closest to scoring when Craig Bellamy struck a post from 25-yards, while Luis Boa Morte wasted a late opportunity.


Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United
Premier League
20 February 1999

The Hammers scored their first goals at Anfield in a decade to register a 2-2 draw back in the 1998/99 campaign.

Robbie Fowler waged a virtual one-man offensive against the Hammers early on and he opened the scoring, only for Frank Lampard's 24th minute penalty to level matters up.

Michael Owen netted one of seven career goals against West Ham to regain the lead, but the visitors were not finished, and 16 minutes from time sub Marc Keller scored direct from a corner to earn his side a point.


The Hammers celebrate Frank Lampard's penalty at Anfield

Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United
Division One
19 August 1975

The Hammers built on an opening day victory at Stoke City to continue their unbeaten start to the 1975/76 campaign with a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

It looked for a while that the Hammers would be taking both points back to London when a double from Alan Taylor overturned an early deficit given to them by Ian Callaghan's opener.

But Liverpool hit back nine minutes from time through John Toshack to ensure the game would end 2-2. West Ham would go on to top the table a week later, although their league form tailed off to finish 18th by the end of the season.

Liverpool 1-2 West Ham United
Division One
14 September 1963

West Ham's last win at Anfield was part one of a double over a Liverpool side who would go on to win the league title.

The Hammers sped into a two-goal lead courtesy of strikes from Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst, although their resolve was to be tested in the second period.

Firstly, visiting keeper Jim Standen was called upon to save a penalty from Ronnie Moran on 61 minutes, but Liverpool were still given hope when Roger Hunt scored four minutes later.

The Hammers managed to see out the remaining 25 minutes to take the points back south.


Liverpool 1-2 West Ham United
Division Two
4 September 1954

Ted Fenton's Hammers were taking on Liverpool for the first time in 22 years when they travelled to Merseyside and by the time the 90 minutes were up they were celebrating a second straight win against the Reds.

Harry Hooper and Dave Sexton were on the scoresheet for the Hammers, whilst Liverpool were only able to offer a 76th minute strike from Jimmy Payne in reply.

The result left West Ham one place above Liverpool in the table in 18th, and the Hammers would maintain an advantage over their hosts until the end of the campaign as they ended up in eighth. Liverpool were three positions back.

Dave Sexton

Dave Sexton

Liverpool 1-3 West Ham United
Division One
4 February 1928

West Ham's first victory away at Liverpool came in February 1928 when both teams were battling it out in the lower mid-table region of the top flight.

Dick Edmed notched a 57th minute penalty for the hosts, but his goal would count for little as Jimmy Ruffell notched twice for West Ham, with Vic Watson also scoring for the visitors.

The victory was the Hammers' second by a 3-1 margin over Liverpool that season as they secured their position in Division One for another year by a narrow one-point margin.

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