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Full-time: Liverpool 0-0 West Ham

  • Fourth-round FA Cup replay required after Premier League rivals play out a goalless draw at Anfield
  • Hosts created the better chances, but Darren Randolph made a string of strong saves to deny Joao Teixeira, Christian Benteke and Joe Allen
  • Substitute Michail Antonio hit the post late on, but referee Martin Atkinson had already blown for a foul
  • West Ham lost both James Tomkins and Cheikhou Kouyate to injury before half-time
Darren Randolph
Darren Randolph made a crucial triple save in the second half to earn West Ham a fourth-round replay AFP

That is it from us for now after a breathless day of FA Cup fourth-round action. We will be back tomorrow to bring you more live coverage as Carlisle face Everton and Guus Hiddink's Chelsea travel to MK Dons.

We will also have the fifth round draw for you as it happens. Until then, goodnight.

Nothing to separate these two sides in the end. Liverpool perhaps created the better chances, but Randolph was on hand to keep West Ham's clean sheet intact. Yet another match to fit in for the hosts, with the replay set to be played on either the 2nd or 3rd of February.

West Ham host rock-bottom Aston Villa on Tuesday night, while Klopp's side face a tough trip to Premier League leaders Leicester.


Liverpool 0-0 West Ham

Payet releases Cresswell down the left and his cross finds Antonio, who sends a header crashing against the foot of the post. It would not have counted anyway as the referee blows for a foul.

Three minutes of added time to play. Is there a late winner to come in this one?

You wouldn't bet on it...

One final change from the hosts. The lesser-spotted Jose Enrique is on for Teixeira.

Liverpool make a second change as reported Watford target Jerome Sinclair replaces Brannagan.

Strong block from Caulker to divert Antonio's shot behind after good work from O'Brien.

Cavalier goalkeeping from Mignolet as he comes out to try and punch a West Ham free-kick clear but gets nowhere near it. In the ensuing scramble, Valencia takes a tumble but there isn't even a hint of a penalty shout there.

O'Brien then slices a shot horribly from distance.

Teixeira is down and will require attention after a rather innocuous collision with Song. The Portuguese had rather botched a counter attack with an aimless pass just seconds before.

With just 10 minutes left to play, Klopp turns to his bench for the first time as former Wolves loanee Sheyi Ojo, who scored a belter in the third-round replay against Exeter, jogs on in place of Ibe.

If Benteke had opted to play in Teixeira there, then Liverpool could well be looking at a 1-0 lead. Replays also show that Obiang gave Allen a little push during his attempt at a bicycle kick, but probably not enough to concede a penalty.

Heroic goalkeeping from Randolph as he saves from Benteke after the latter was put through by Ibe. The Republic of Ireland international then smothers Allen's rebound and denies Benteke with a third save in quick succession.

After Stewart dispossesses Antonio in the middle of the pitch, Liverpool counter with numbers and Clyne produces a searching cross. Allen's ambitious attempt at a bicycle kick falls flat, but Teixeira gets a shot away that is parried by Randolph.

Bilic makes his final change of the match, with Antonio replacing Moses. 20 minutes plus stoppage time left for someone to find the winning goal.

Reid heads away a Liverpool free-kick. Stewart fires it back in on the volley but Benteke is caught unawares and the ball bounces off him and clear. A lack of anticipation from the former Aston Villa striker there.

Clyne with another searching ball that is cleared by Reid. It bobbles to Smith, whose long-range shot is high, wide and not at all handsome.

62 minutes on the clock and Randolph is tested again after Benteke finds Smith and the versatile Australian pulls the ball back for Teixeira to let fly on the half-volley. Strong save.

Looking to make amends for that wild shot, Allen combines nicely with Benteke but his attempted cross back towards the Belgian is deflected wide by Ogbonna.

Strong attacking play from Clyne as he breezes past a lackadaisical Song before pulling the ball back for Allen, who lacks composure and drives well over the top.

Lovren enters the referee's notebook after poleaxing Moses. One of the least subtle fouls you are ever likely to see from the Croatian. Ouch.

If Bilic felt West Ham should have had a penalty for Smith's first-half handball, wait until he sees a replay of that from Caulker. The QPR loanee looked to make contact twice but it was difficult for Atkinson to see through that crowd of bodies.

Liverpool may have gotten away with one there.

A well-struck free-kick from Payet creates uncertainly in the Liverpool area as Jelavic's flick on clearly strikes the arm of Caulker before Mignolet makes a low save from Reid.

At the other end, Clyne picks up possession 20 yards from goal and drills an effort that keeps rising and drifts over the crossbar.

Moses looks to make early inroads down the West Ham right but his near-post cross is too close to Mignolet and the goalkeeper can claim comfortably.

West Ham get us underway for the second half. No changes at the break.

Not the most enthralling first half by any means, but that is probably to be expected given the substantial changes that have been made by both managers. Losing both Tomkins and Kouyate to injury will be a huge source of frustration for Bilic.


Liverpool 0-0 West Ham

Three minutes of first-half stoppage time have now elapsed.

Moments after Smith is probably fortunate to get away with what looked like a back-pass, O'Brien's cross is headed away as far as Obiang. The Spanish midfielder catches it cleanly on the volley but the ball sails just wide.

Liverpool win a free-kick in a good position after Teixeira is hauled down by Reid. Brannagan sends his shot straight into the wall and Allen then fouls Randolph while trying to connect with Stewart's lofted ball forward.

It looks like Jelavic will now play as the central striker for West Ham, supported by Valencia behind and with Moses/Payet on either flank. Alex Song and Obiang are sitting deeper.

That head wound is obviously too serious for Tomkins to continue and Joey O'Brien comes on for his first appearance since July 2015.

Bilic is then forced into a second first-half change as striker Nikica Jelavic, who has been linked with a move to China this week, replaces Kouyate. Not ideal.

Tomkins is still off the pitch receiving treatment. Looking to capitalise on Liverpool's one-man advantage, Brannagan fires a powerful effort that Randolph pushes around the post at full stretch. Good save.

A couple of painful blows to the head as Kouyate steeps low to clear a Brannagan corner and takes an accidental boot from Caulker.

Tomkins is then involved in a nasty aerial collision with Allen and will require treatment for a gash.

Half-hearted appeals for a West Ham penalty as Cheikhou Kouyate's header hits the arm of Smith. Bilic is convinced, but referee Martin Atkinson remains unmoved.

Much more slick from Liverpool now as Stewart finds Teixeira and the Portuguese tries to pick out the run of Benteke but Randolph races off his line to collect. Tomkins was playing him onside.

Another chance for Benteke as he is the target of a curling free-kick from Brannagan towards the back post but he fails to make any meaningful contact during a tussle with Ogbonna.

Having said that, Liverpool now push forward and Ibe plays a crisp one-two with Teixeira and beats Moses before his cross is turned behind by Reid.

From the resulting corner, Benteke flicks Brannagan's delivery goalbound but it is cleared off the line by Cresswell.

Nothing much happening at the moment. It's descended into a scrappy affair with West Ham mostly on the front foot.

A horrible moment for Valencia as he is picked out by an inch-perfect cross from Aaron Cresswell in the six-yard box but his misjudged header works better as a clearance than anything else. Relief for Lovren, who found himself rather caught under that delivery.

15 minutes gone and no real clear-cut chances to speak of just yet. Moses feeds Enner Valencia with a low cross but the Ecuadorian striker is penalised for handball as he tries to turn Caulker and get a shot away.

Confident play by Payet after Stewart fouls Obiang. With Mignolet and everyone else in the stadium expecting a whipped cross, he instead tries to catch the goalkeeper off-guard with a curled effort towards the front post that crashes into the side netting.

Moses gets the better of Smith before winning a corner. Dimitri Payet steps up to take it, but Allen clears away at the near post. At the other end, Obiang has to be alert to find Randolph with a firm pass under pressure from Teixeira.

A wild shot from Brannagan then flies well over the crossbar.

Good early pressure from Liverpool as Brannagan follows a dangerous delivery from Brad Smith with a whipped cross of his own towards Caulker that Reid does well to head clear.

Kick-off is upon us at Anfield. West Ham are seeking a fourth win in their last five matches against tonight's opponents and their third of the season in all competitions.

Liverpool have not lost any of their last six FA Cup ties against the Hammers, however.

Arsenal loanee Jenkinson's time at West Ham is sadly over after he suffered what the club have described as a "significant" knee injury whilst giving away a first-half penalty during the 2-2 draw with Manchester City last weekend.

Noble's absence should not last more than one game, while Bilic expects to have Andy Carroll back in training next week. Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho are also edging closer to making their respective returns from injury.

Still no Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool, with Klopp reiterating again during his pre-match press conference that he does not know when the injury-plagued striker will be in a position to return.

Captain Jordan Henderson also misses out after playing through the pain in his heel over recent weeks. Martin Skrtel and Philippe Coutinho remain absent with hamstring problems.

Jordan Rossiter and Divock Origi are not available for selection, while Joe Gomez and Danny Ings remain long-term absentees.

Slaven Bilic was also transparent in his desire to make changes. Goalkeeper Darren Randolph starts ahead of Adrian, while James Tomkins returns from injury to start at right-back with Carl Jenkinson potentially out for the rest of the season and new signing Sam Byram cup-tied.

Angelo Ogbonna features instead of James Collins alongside Winston Reid at centre-back and Pedro Obiang deputises for Mark Noble, who has been suffering from flu. Victor Moses gets the nod ahead of Michail Antonio in attack.

Jurgen Klopp promised changes from the side that needed extra-time and a nervy penalty shootout to progress past Stoke in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup in midweek.

He makes 10 in all, with only goalkeeper Simon Mignolet retaining his place. Dejan Lovren returns from a hamstring injury to partner QPR loanee Steven Caulker in defence, while Christian Benteke leads the line flanked by Joao Teixeira and Jordon Ibe.

Joe Allen captains the side and is accompanied in midfield by Kevin Stewart and Cameron Brannagan. Nathaniel Clyne also returns at right-back.

West Ham: Randolph, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Song, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Valencia

Substitutes: Howes, O'Brien, Collins, Oxford, Cullen, Antonio, Jelavic

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Caulker, Lovren, Smith, Stewart, Allen, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke

Substitutes: Ward, Enrique, Ilori, Chirivella, Sinclair, Ojo, Randall

Line-ups on the way very shortly...

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