Christian Benteke
Liverpool forward Christian Benteke could be handed a rare start for the visit of West Ham United in the FA CupGetty

Liverpool welcome West Ham United to Anfield in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, 30 January.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.

Overview

Liverpool are set to play their fifth game in 13 days, but come into this game in a buoyant mood following their win over Stoke City, which will now see them face Manchester City in the final of the Capital One Cup. Jurgen Klopp will be wary about his team being tired following a gruelling run of fixtures, and has already indicated that there will be a raft of changes to the team.

The Merseyside club will be keen to progress in the FA Cup and the manager is likely to repose faith in the first-team players, who have been on the fringe thus far. Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe and Christian Benteke are all expected to start against West Ham United, while Dejan Lovren, who is returning from injury, will partner January signing Steven Caulker at the heart of the Reds' defence.

The Hammers, meanwhile, come into the game well rested following their 2-2 draw against Manchester City last Saturday (23 January). Slaven Bilic's team will be confident ahead of their trip to Anfield as they have already beaten Liverpool twice this season in the Premier League. They are currently one of the in-form teams in the league and could pose a credible threat to the Reds' FA Cup ambitions. Dimitri Payet will be the player to watch, after he made a successful return from injury against Liverpool at the start of the year.

What Managers Say

Jurgen Klopp [on team selection]: "All the players with fresh legs and a normal situation like Dejan and Steve Caulker will play. Then all the other positions we have to fill and that means we will have to bring the young lads. We have seen them have good games and now it's the next step."

Slaven Bilic: "It is one of the most difficult games we could have got. But we are confident, we beat them twice and have the recent memory of beating them, and we know what to do in the game to have a chance of beating them again. We are very ambitious for the FA Cup and we are looking forward to the game."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Liverpool to win: 11/10
  • West Ham United to win: 45/17
  • Draw: 27/11

Team News

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Allen, Can; Milner, Benteke, Ibe

West Ham United

Possible XI: Adrian; Byram, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Kouyate, Song, Noble; Moses, Valencia, Payet