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Sport West Ham Predicted XI: Liverpool (A)

18:35  30 october  2020
18:35  30 october  2020 Source:   readsport.co

David Moyes may get a chance to build something at West Ham

  David Moyes may get a chance to build something at West Ham ADRIAN KAJUMBA: West Ham finished the season well last year to see off relegation fears and, after the blip against Newcastle, have now hit another good patch of form. That won't surprise the senior players who felt the club were wrong to get rid of Moyes after he kept them up in 2018 before being overlooked for the job full-time in favour of Manuel Pellegrini. © Provided by Daily Mail Moyes has ensured Pablo Fornals (L) and Jarrod Bowen (R) support Michail Antonio up front Some also played a key role in Moyes's return after Pellegrini's reign turned sour.

West Ham face the unenviable trip to Anfield to face Liverpool this weekend without their talismanic striker Michail Antonio, who is absent with a hamstring problem.

a close up of Mohamed Salah playing a game of football: Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Premier League © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Premier League

However, far be it a psychological disadvantage to the opponents, as their hosts themselves will be without both Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho, who had been covering at centre-back.

The Hammers have started the 2020/21 campaign in a strong manner and will be confident heading into the match after back-to-back draws with Tottenham and Manchester City in the last two fixtures.

West Ham January Links - Options Assessed

  West Ham January Links - Options Assessed With the transfer deadlines now passed, albeit with a final day rollercoaster ride for the Hammers as the club sealed the arrival of Said Benrahma from Brentford, transfer attention has already turned to the January window. The rumour mill has already kicked into gear with the window a little over two months away, and West Ham have been amongst those mentioned with moves for some big names. Hammers concluded their summer business with Benrahma after confirming Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal and the permanent deal for Tomas Soucek.

Former Everton manager David Moyes’ jaunts to Anfield haven’t been filled with success down the years, although the Irons came close to causing an upset earlier this year.

Despite the home side’s injury concerns, those of a claret and blue persuasion will be all too aware a visit to Anfield is far from a given for three points.

With Said Benrahma and Craig Dawson seemingly short of match fitness and still awaiting West Ham debuts, here’s how we think Moyes will line his side up on Saturday…

Alisson and Firmino could miss Leicester game after teammate tests positive .
Alisson and Roberto Firmino could miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leicester City, after international teammate Gabriel Menino tested positive for the virus currently affecting the world. The Reds duo are currently on Brazil duty, having both started last weekend’s 1-1 draw away to Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp will be sweating over the fitness of key men after Joe Gomez’s knee injury, but there is potential more bad news heading his way. Menino has tested positive, according to Sport Witness journalist Lucas Sposito on Twitter, meaning Alisson and Firmino could have to self-isolate for 14 days. Gallery: Liverpool vs.

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