Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp will be keen for his team to get back to winning ways when they take on West Ham on Sunday (11 December) at Anfield Getty

Liverpool welcome West Ham United to Anfield for a Premier League clash on Sunday (11 December).

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 4.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and 1 HD. Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live. Watch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.20pm GMT.

Overview

Liverpool will be keen to get back to winning ways after their shock loss to Bournemouth last weekend. The Reds' defensive frailties were exposed after they let slip a 3-1 lead to succumb 4-3 to the Cherries.

Jurgen Klopp's team were unbeaten in 13 league games going into the clash at Dean Court, but they failed to capitalise on their strong start and allowed the hosts back into the game in the second-half. Joel Matip's absence was keenly felt after he missed out through an ankle injury. The Cameroon international remains undefeated since his arrival from Schalke this summer.

The German coach will have the services of Matip for the visit of West Ham, and will be hoping his defence holds firm. Coutinho is a long-term absentee, while Daniel Sturridge is also unlikely to be fit.

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll could start against Liverpool after coming off the bench against Arsenal last weekend Getty

West Ham, meanwhile, have dropped into the relegation zone following Swansea City's win over Sunderland on Saturday and Slaven Bilic is under huge pressure to arrest their slide. The Hammers are coming into the game following a 5-1 thrashing by Arsenal, and have won just two games in their last 10 of which they have lost five.

Apart from their poor form, the manager was also hit with a number of injury problems in recent weeks, but should have the services of Aaron Cresswell, Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate for the trip to Anfield. Andy Carroll, who recently returned from injury, had to be content for a place on the bench, but could start against the Reds.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp [after Bournemouth loss]: "You don't always win these games, sometimes you lose them. More important is how we played. We played good enough to win the game until it slipped through our fingers. This game helped us to understand what's wrong with our protection sometimes," via BBC Sport

Slaven Bilic [after Arsenal loss]: "I spoke to the chairman on Monday like I did after every game. It was a normal conversation rather than a meeting. The only way to get out of this situation is by working hard, and we have had good training sessions this week. The four games after Liverpool are a good chance for us, but we are focused on Sunday's game for now." via BBC Sport

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool to win: 1/4
  • West Ham United to win: 11
  • Draw: 11/2

Team News

Liverpool

Possible XI: Karius; Clynne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Henderson, Lallana; Mane, Origi, Firmino.

West Ham United

Possible XI: Randolph; Kouyate, Reid, Ogbonna; Antonio, Noble, Obiang, Cresswell; Lanzini, Payet; Carroll.