It’s a huge contest whenever you face the league leaders. And in this instance, after a terrible last week that saw the conclusion of Marko Arnautovic saga, an embarrassing FA Cup 4th Round exit and a thrashing at Wolves, a positive performance is certainly required to end the first third of the season.
Arnautovic is out because of his injury. Meanwhile for Liverpool, with Trent Alexander Arnold out and Nathaniel Clyne on loan to Bournemouth, James Milner again starts at right back. As always, that is a chance for West Ham to exploit if possible.
All the team news, below. Enjoy this one as hopefully we see a Hammers bounce back!