Preview: West Ham v Liverpool

When and Where?

West Ham United v Liverpool
Premier League
Sunday 14 May 2017, 2.15pm BST
London Stadium

What’s the story?

West Ham United’s final London Stadium assignment of the season comes on Sunday when Liverpool are the visitors to east London.

The Hammers have picked up seven points from their last three games on their own turf and will be hopeful of extending that good run to ensure their home slate of fixtures ends on a high.

Having claimed the scalp of Tottenham Hotspur last time out, West Ham have their sights on disrupting another team’s lofty ambitions this weekend, with Jurgen Klopp’s men chasing UEFA Champions League qualification.

With a four-point advantage over Arsenal – who have played a game less – they know three points are required if they are to keep their top four destiny in their own hands.

But West Ham also have their reasons for going after maximum points, with a top ten finish still a distinct possibility.

They have followed a five-game losing run by going unbeaten for their last five, including wins over Tottenham and Swansea, backed up by draws against Sunderland, Everton and Stoke.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have collected ten points from their last five games, but have only scored five goals during that run.

Read how tactical analyst George Elek thinks the game could pan out in the tactician’s view here.

Team News

The Hammers will have to do without Andy Carroll again, who is missing with a nagging groin complaint which has kept him out since the trip to Sunderland at Easter.

Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate have undergone season-ending surgery on abdominal and wrist injuries respectively, meaning Havard Nordtveit and Edimilson Fernandes could be given their chance in midfield.

Arthur Masuaku remains a doubt, while Diafra Sakho (back), Pedro Obiang (ankle) and Michail Antonio (hamstring) are sidelined.

Read the manager’s take on the Hammers’ team news here.

For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva are doubts due to muscle problems, but Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge are contenders to start after making their way back from injury with substitute appearances.

Player head-to-head

How do I get to the game?

Click here for our Matchday Guide, covering everything from travel routes to catering options and everything inbetween.

Supporters who use London Overground services via Hackney Wick should be aware that trains will not be running on Sunday between Camden Road and Stratford due to engineering work. Replacement buses will run instead.

Greater Anglia services will be running to Stratford, but supporters travelling from the Southend branch will need to take replacement buses as far as Shenfield.

Click here for the latest information on London Underground, London Overground and TfL Rail services. The latest on National Rail services is here.

Sunny intervals are forecast for Sunday, with temperatures reaching 19C (66F) by kick-off.

How can I watch the game?

The match is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports. If you’re tuning in from overseas, you can check broadcast details in your territory in our handy widget below.

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