West Ham United Starting XI vs Liverpool FC

After all but securing their passage to the knockout stages, with a 2-2 draw to KRC Genk in the Europa League, West Ham United switch their focus to a huge matchup in the league with fellow top-four contenders Liverpool.

Liverpool hasn’t been a happy opponent for the Hammers. Since doing the league double over them in the 15/16 season, they are winless against the Merseyside club (D2 L8). It is fair to say that this version of West Ham is an entirely different prospect, however, and they will head into this one expecting to take all three points.

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West Ham Team News vs Liverpool: Full Squad Available

The high-flying Hammers host a rampaging Liverpool side in the final fixture of the upcoming game week. This could just be the best match of this specific round. A victory over the Reds will see West Ham enter the international break in third place; rarified air for the Hammers. The Liverpool side they face has beaten them in four of their last five at their home, in Premier League competition.

The Hammers are also striving to win 3 in a row at the Olympic Stadium for the first time ever. Their form has been incredible, as this calendar year has seen them accrue the third most points in the Premier League, trailing only European Champions Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Atletico Madrid

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It’s a big Champions League night at Anfield on Wednesday, with Liverpool hosting Atletico Madrid with a chance to advance to the knock-out stages of the competition. The Reds sit atop Group B, and a win secures advancement, and all but clinches the group as well.

With a chance to secure qualification, Jurgen Klopp is likely to play a strong side. For the latest Liverpool team news updates go here.

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Liverpool Team News vs Atletico Madrid: Keita, Thiago, Milner, Fabinho

Liverpool dropped two points in the league last weekend, losing a 2-0 lead against Brighton, and being forced to settle for a draw. But there is no time to wallow in that, as the page very quickly turns to a tough battle in the UEFA Champions League.

Atletico Madrid come to Anfield on Wednesday night, and after a very tense affair two weeks ago, it should be another tight battle. For the Liverpool starting XI prediction go here. 

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Liverpool, having advanced in the Carabao Cup against Preston in midweek, will make their return to Anfield on Saturday to take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

Liverpool sit second in the table, one point behind Chelsea. Brighton have also gotten off to a good start, and sit fifth. It will be a brand new line-up for the Reds. (For our weekly Premier League preview podcast go here) For the Liverpool team news updates, go here. 

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Liverpool FC Team News vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Liverpool are on a roll at the moment, and hope to continue that Saturday against Brighton. Since the last international break, the Reds are 4-0-0, winning their two league games 5-0 and posting three shutouts.

Saturday will be a tough test against a solid Brighton team, that find themselves battling for European places through the first quarter of the season. (For the LFC Starting XI prediction go here, for our weekly Premier League pod go here)

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Predicted Liverpool Line-up at Preston North End (Carabao Cup)

After a thrilling 5-0 win at Old Trafford, Liverpool quickly rebound to face Preston North End Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.

It is a chance for some non-regulars to get some good minutes, and Jurgen Klopp will heavily rotate his side.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

Both Liverpool and Manchester United won chaotic 3-2 matches in the Champions League competition during midweek. Now the two longtime rivals will shift their focus upon each other in Sunday matinee Premier League action.

Liverpool currently sit second in the table on 18 points after eight matches, just one behind Chelsea. United sit in sixth place, five off the pace of Chelsea. With nearly everyone healthy, Liverpool should line up similarly to their match in midweek.

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Liverpool FC Team News at Manchester United: Thiago, Jones

Liverpool FC won a roller coaster 3-2 match over Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. They blew a two-goal lead, but salvaged the win via a Mo Salah penalty.

Now they turn their focus to their longtime rivals, Manchester United, and the biggest annual match in England. Coming into this game, Liverpool are getting much healthier, which is a good sign for Jurgen Klopp as they head into a very tough stretch.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC 

A lot has been written and said about Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored six goals in eight games in his return to Manchester United, being just a passenger lately. Critics have hit out at how much less running he’s doing, in comparison to the rest of his teammates, game to game.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, himself taking a lot of heat right now, came to his defense.

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Man United Team News vs Liverpool: Rashford, Martial, Fred

It goes without saying that the matches against Liverpool are the most “circle the date” of the entire calendar for Manchester United fans. The first of the two fixtures arrives with United in turmoil, as they often have been since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

There have been numerous calls for the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and talk that he has lost the dressing room. Team Captain Bruno Fernandes says that’s simply not true.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Atletico Madrid (UCL)

The best match on the Tuesday slate for the Champions League is in Madrid, where Liverpool travel to face Atletico. The Reds sit second in the table in the Premier League through eight games, while Atletico are fourth in La Liga at the moment. It will be a big game between the likely top two teams in the group.

Given the latest team news, Liverpool should have close to its top line-up for the match.

Goalkeeper

Alisson is expected back in goal after missing Saturday’s game due to travel issues.

Caoimhin Kelleher is a solid back-up and got a clean sheet against Watford, but Alisson is their big game performer.

While not his fault, Alisson has conceded six goals in his last three matches for the Reds. Liverpool hope he can be at his best Tuesday.

Defense

Saturday’s win was the perfect scenario for the Liverpool’s defense.

They not only got a clean sheet, but were able to get some valuable rest for players.

Because to that, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold should both be fully ready to go on Tuesday, along with centerbacks Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.

Midfield

Fabinho’s return will be a big boost to the Liverpool midfield.

He slides right into the No. 6 spot, and allows Jordan Henderson to slide over to his natural spot. Joining those two should be Naby Keita, who has been solid so far this season.

Attack

Two of the selections for Liverpool’s front-3 are easy. Mo Salah is arguably the best player in the world at the moment, and Sadio Mane is in solid form as well.

Diogo Jota was on the bench Saturday as he recovers from an injury, and given the chance, Roberto Firmino had a hat trick.

Liverpool may ride the hot hand here, and let Firmino start again, but Jota is also a potential starter.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah.