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  • Adam Lallana puts hosts ahead after five minutes.
  • Dimitri Payet equalises with a free-kick. Michail Antonio puts Hammers ahead.
  • Divock Origi equalises less than three minutes after half time.
  • Liverpool trail leaders Chelsea by six points.
  • West Ham leap out of the relegation zone.

Full time: Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United

West Ham hold out and claim a credible point at Anfield. Adam Lallana's opener was eclipsed by Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio, before Divock Origi capitalised on Darren Randolph's error. Both teams bounce back from defeats last weekend, but it could have been so much more.

Well that bring an end to our live Premier League coverage for another weekend. Thirty-six goals in all and lots of entertainment. We do it all again on Tuesday and Wednesday so be sure to return to us then for all the goals from the mid-week bonanza. Until then however, goodbye.

Andy Carroll had a cut to his right eye and West Ham are down to 10 men as he receives treatment. Liverpool pressing hard as we enter three added minutes.

A second wind from West Ham as they go close to grabbing what at this stage will surely be a winning goal. Noble's cross from the right is cleared before Karius comes to punch as Carroll looks to close in against his former club. You can feel the nerves around Anfield.

Slaven Bilic going through all the emotions on the touchline.

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More scintillating interplay from Liverpool and it almost ends with a fabulous goal as Clyne, Mane and Firmino combine before the former smashes over the bar. Six minutes remaining.

Booking for Sadio Mane for an elbow on Andy Carroll from a Liverpool corner. West Ham have weathered the storm in this second period but can they hold out as the game enters the final 10 minutes?Edimilson Fernandes on for Manuel Lanzini for West Ham.

What a save from Darren Randolph! The West Ham 'keeper makes up for his error at the start of the second half with a fine save to keep out Henderson's long-range strike.

Loris Karius becoming a victim on social media after an indifferent display.

Andy Carroll back at his old hunting ground as he replaces Andre Ayew. Just the £35m Liverpool splurged on him to replace Fernando Torres, and seemingly some fans have not forgotten his varying success.

Relief for Liverpool as Divock Origi equalises for the hosts.

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Wave after wave of Liverpool attacks now reining down on the West Ham goal and it is surely only a matter of time until they regain the lead if this continues. The Hammers desperately need to get their foot on the ball.

Yellow card for Roberto Firmino as Mark Noble is fouled. West Ham have not had a kick in this second half and they go close to re-establishing their lead as Ayew heads wide from a back-post header.

Liverpool right back into their stride since the break and West Ham throwing bodies in the way just to remain on level terms. Origi takes aim again and it takes a block from Reid to keep it from testing Randolph. Not an afternoon for goalkeepers, it must be said.

Goal: Liverpool 2-2 West Ham United (Divock Origi)

West Ham literally hand Liverpool the leveller on a plate. Mane crosses left-footed, seemingly harmlessly until Randolph tries to grab it at the first attempt, spills the ball and Origi is on hand for net his fourth goal on the trot.

Defensive change for Liverpool as Ragnar Klavan replaces the injured Dejan Lovren. Players out for the second half and we're back underway.

Loris Karius' reputation is plummeting.

"Shut up and do your job," says Jamie Carragher when asked about Loris Karius' first half mistakes which have gifted West Ham the lead at Anfield. Karius was heavily criticised last weekend and decided to bite back at Carragher and Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville. It has been an insipid response.

Michail Antonio rejoices as West Ham take the lead at Anfield.

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Half time: Liverpool 1-2 West Ham United

Some half of football at Anfield. Adam Lallana put Liverpool ahead in the fifth minute but errors aplenty at the back has again undone the Reds. Dimitri Payet was the first to benefit as Loris Karius could only touch his free-kick into the net, before Joel Matip and Karius again both hesitated, allowing Michail Antonio flicked home. More of the same, please.

Should Liverpool have a penalty? Payet is all over Lallana as he attempts to snuff out the final attack of the half. The Reds go close again though as fro the subsequent corner Matip hits the bar with a flicked header.

Dimitri Payet curls West Ham level at Anfield.

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Goal: Liverpool 1-2 West Ham United (Michail Antonio)

Well, this is a turn up for the books. West Ham turn it around before half time. Joel Matip misjudges a deflected ball by Payet and when Karius hesitates Antonio needs only one touch to knock it into the net. Fabulous comeback from the visitors.

Slaven Bilic must have urged his players to shoot on sight this afternoon.

Goal: Liverpool 1-1 West Ham United (Dimitri Payet)

An indifferent season for Dimitri Payet illuminated by a typical free-kick which draws the Hammers level. The low flight deceives Karius and he can only parry the ball into the corner. West Ham showing some much needed fight.

West Ham have offered nothing since a brief spell after they went behind and a cross from Mark Noble goes straight out of play. Darren Randolph now hesitates before eventually beating Mane to a goal-kick.

Adam Lallana squeezes the ball between the bodies to give Liverpool an early lead.

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The Hammers not lying down here and Antonio, who has begun as the lone frontman, escapes in behind and forces Karius in a decent near-post save. Lively start from both sides.

First test of Loris Karius' handling after last weekend's catastrophe and it's an uncertain pass, as he only half punches away a corner which drops to Lanzini who lashes a volley well over.

Goal: Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (Adam Lallana)

Perfect start for the beleaguered Reds. Lallana was denied a comeback against former employers Bournemouth but has taken five minutes to make an impact, collecting Mane's cross and firing low into the corner on the half volley.

Underway at Anfield. Three 1-0 home wins so far today, what price on a fourth?

Red sky at night, but will the Reds be alright on the night?

That's all I've got, sorry.

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Kick-off fast approaching on Merseyside. West Ham did the double over Liverpool last term, including a 3-0 win at Anfield. What odds on a repeat this afternoon?

Players warming up underneath a picturesque sky less than 20 minutes before kick-off.

Full time at Old Trafford where a Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal has helped Manchester United beat Tottenham. They close to within three points of Mauricio Pochettino's side. Now, to events at Anfield....

Meanwhile, full time on the south coast where Southampton have beaten Middlesbrough by a goal to nil. United and Spurs into stoppage time at Old Trafford.

Is time running out for Slaven Bilic? Five games without a win has underpinned a traumatic campaign for the West Ham which sees them start the game in the bottom three. Given their lofty ambitions at the London Stadium and their dramatic fall from grace after last season's success, much more is expected of the Hammers. Injuries have taken their tole but how long has the Croatian got to turn it around?

There is little doubt that after defeat to Bournemouth last weekend, not least the manner of it, Liverpool have much to prove against West Ham. The Reds back and goalkeeper Loris Karius hardly covered themselves in glory as they slipped from 3-1 ahead to lose 4-3 and in one fell swoop it appeared to cast a shadow over all their good work so far this season. Can Klopp's men return to their swashbuckling best this afternoon?

Three players on the West Ham bench from the academy who could make their league debuts today at Anfield. Marcus Browne, Alex Pike and Domingos Quina have all been included in the matchday squad by Slaven Bilic and what a stage it would be for their Premier League careers to start.

More supporters getting into the festive spirit before kick-off, this time at Anfield.

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So two changes for Liverpool from the loss to Bournemouth. Lucas Leiva and an injured Emre Can drop out, with Joel Matip and Adam Lallana returning.

For West Ham, they made four changes from the 5-1 thrashing by Arsenal. Aaron Cresswell and Havard Nordtveit come into the back four, while Andre Ayew and Michail Antonio also start.

And now the West Ham team news is in.

Handful of changes for Liverpool.

The fourth and final Premier League game of the day is taking place at St Mary's where Southampton are hosting Middlesbrough. Sofiane Boufal has just broken the deadlock for the Saints after 53 minutes.

West Ham have also arrived too, with Slaven Bilic looking like he's had one too many at last night's Christmas party.

Players arriving at Anfield ahead of kick-off.

For those who need their football fix straight away, head over to our live blog of Manchester United vs Tottenham, where the second half is about to get underway. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has put the home side ahead at the break.

Team should be with us around an hour before kick off, so in around 20 minutes but here is how we expect both sides line-up.

Liverpool are still without Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, and could be unchanged from the defeat to Bournemouth. Sadio Mane should be fit enough however.

Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio return for the Hammers but midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is out.

In the space of 90 minutes Liverpool's Premier League aspiration went up in smoke as they went from comfortable leaders against Bournemouth to becoming a victim of one of the top flight's greatest comeback. Jurgen Klopp's men had built an 11-match unbeaten run, but that was made a mockery of by The Cherries who horribly exposed the Reds' defensive issues.

Though you wouldn't bet against the Merseyside club getting back to winning ways this afternoon against a West Ham side just one point off the bottom and into the bottom three after results on Saturday went against them. Slaven Bilic's men have not won in five and have endured a rather hopeless season, all-told. The Hammers did do the double over Liverpool for the first time since the 1963-64 season last term however.

All the team news and build-up ahead of Liverpool vs West Ham on the way.