Spurs-Liverpool ticket update

Time is running out for fans wanting to see the first two home games of the new 2009/10 Barclays Premier League season.

Tickets are on general sale for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur at 1.30pm on Sunday 23 August and Liverpool at 5.30pm on Saturday 19 September. Prices for both games start from £45 for adults and £25.50 for Under-16's with further discounts available for over-65s, Young Adult and Youth Academy members.

Any remaining tickets can be purchased either in person from the West Stand ticket office, by calling 0871 222 2700 via Option 1 or by clicking here.

Tottenham Hotspur preview
West Ham United open their complement of Barclays Premier League home fixtures for 2009/10 with the mouth-watering visit of rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Managed by former Hammers boss Harry Redknapp, Spurs have been active in the transfer market over the summer, bringing in Portsmouth and England striker Peter Crouch and Sheffield United full-back pair Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker. Gianfranco Zola and his players will be eager to start the new campaign in fine style at the Boleyn Ground.

Liverpool preview
Rafael Benitez will bring his Liverpool side to the Boleyn Ground keen for a repeat of the 3-0 victory the Reds secured over West Ham United on 9 May last season. Spain striker Fernando Torres and England midfielder Steven Gerrard were on fine form that day, and the Hammers rearguard will have to be at their very best to blunt that potent pair. Liverpool have brought in England right-back Glen Johnson, a former West Ham Academy graduate, and Alberto Aquilani while Spain pair Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa have departed for Real Madrid.