Premier League, Anfield, Wednesday 19 October 2022, 7.30pm BST
West Ham United make a second visit of the season to Liverpool this week.
Having lost narrowly across Stanley Park at Everton in September, the Irons will be hoping for a more positive result at Anfield.
However, West Ham have not exactly lit it up at Anfield down the years, either, with just one there win since September 1963!
Liverpool have seemingly overcome their relatively slow start to 2022/23 with two fine results in the past week - a 7-1 UEFA Champions League demolition of Scottish side Rangers at Ibrox followed by a 1-0 Premier League victory over reigning champions Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.
The Reds are unbeaten at Anfield this season, having won three and drawn two in the top-flight, along with both home games in the UEFA Champions League group stage against Rangers and Dutch side Ajax.
So, former Everton manager David Moyes and his playes will need to be on top form to stop Jürgen Klopp's team continuing their recent resurgence on home turf on Wednesday evening.
How to get there…
With this being a midweek match, if you travel by public transport, you will need to organise an overnight stay in Liverpool, as the last train back to London leaves Lime Street station at 20.48!
Trains depart London Euston at .07 past the hour on Wednesday afternoon, with a journey time of just over two hours and ten minutes.
From Lime Street, bus service 917 departs from Commutation Row in the City Centre and takes around 15 minutes to reach Anfield. Fans can use the return service from Walton Lane after the match.
Alternatively, from Liverpool City Centre, take the 26 from Liverpool ONE bus station or 17 from Queen Square Bus Station directly to the ground. Or you could take a taxi!
On Thursday morning, trains leave Lime Street for London at .47 past the hour.
Where to stay…
As a tourist destination in its own right, Liverpool has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes.
There are some sensational hotels in the city centre and also around the redeveloped Albert Dock, with both areas also well stocked with restaurants and bars to keep you fed and watered!
For those for whom price is more important than style, there are the usual budget chain options in and around the city centre.
What to do…
Liverpool is FULL of interesting attractions, historic buildings and things to do.
Of course, the city is known best for its football and music, most notably legendary band The Beatles, so why not fill your visit with a bit of both?
With the football already taken care of, you can visit The Beatles Story or British Music Experience, take a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour around the city or even visit the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
If music is not your thing, the World Museum tells the story of the Earth, the Museum of Liverpool and Mersey Maritime Museum do what you’d expect, while, if you’re driving, you can encounter over 700 wild animals at nearby Knowsley Safari Park.
For further information, head to visitliverpool.com.
What’s happened there before…
As mentioned in the introduction, West Ham United have won at Anfield just once in the last 52 visits in all competitions!
That victory came in August 2015, when Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho all found the net in a 3-0 success for Slaven Bilić’s Irons. After that memorable win ended a 52-year wait, the Hammers drew on their next two visits but have since lost on each of the last five.
That 3-0 win is also our largest margin of victory at Anfield, eclipsing the 3-1 First Division success achieved thanks to two goals from Jimmy Ruffell and one from fellow England international Vic Watson back in February 1928!