Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll towers above Sunderland defenders to score the opening goal. Reuters

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West Ham United host Liverpool for the Premier League fixture at Upton Park on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


West Ham come into this game after two straight league wins. In their previous fixture the Hammers came away with all three points from the Stadium of Light with a 2-1 victory against Sunderland.

Sam Allardyce's side took the lead when Andy Carroll powered home an unstoppable header from Mark Noble's corner in the ninth minute. Mohamed Diame then doubled the lead for the away side, five minutes into the second half. Adam Johnson pulled one back for the hosts but the London club managed to hold on for their victory.

West Ham currently occupy the 11th spot in the league table with 37 points from 32 matches.

Liverpool are on an eight-match winning run in the league and are yet to lose a single game in 2014. The Merseyside club defeated Tottenham Hotspur in their previous fixture, crushing the north Londoners 4-0 at Anfield.

Liverpool players celebrate in the aftermath of their 4-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. Reuters

The scoring began in the second minute when Glen Johnson's low cross was touched into his own goal by Younes Kaboul. Luis Suarez then capitalised on an error to double the home side's advantage in the 25th minute.

Philippe Coutinho scored the third with a long-range effort and Jordan Henderson got his name on the scoresheet for Brendan Rodgers' side after his free kick evaded a host of bodies to fly past a rooted Hugo Lloris.

The result sent Liverpool to the top of the table with 71 points from 32 matches. But, after Saturday's league fixtures, the Reds are currently second, trailing leaders Chelsea by one point after the Blues registered a 3-0 victory against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool can go to the top of the table again with a victory at Upton Park and Rodgers will be hoping for a performance from his players similar to the one they gave against Spurs.

What Managers Say

Sam Allardyce: "At the moment I think that the Liverpool team, in terms of its form and results, is operating at 100%. Sometimes you can be playing really, really well and not achieve the results that those performances deserve, but certainly at the moment their results and performances make them the top team in the league."

Brendan Rodgers: "There's no doubt that West Ham's strength is to be direct, get it up, in and around the box, have runners into the box and from corners. And you saw big Andy the other night score a good header from a corner [against Sunderland] but that is what we have to cope with. We've done it before and I'm sure we can do it again."

Team Form

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce Reuters

West Ham United

  • Last Five (Premier League, most recent first): W W L L L
  • Last Result: Sunderland 1-2 West Ham United


  • Last Five (Premier League, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Team news

West Ham United

  • Injured: Joey O'Brien (shoulder)
  • Doubtful: George McCartney (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Adrian; Reid, Tomkins, Collins, Demel; Downing, Noble, Taylor, Diame; Nolan; Carroll


  • Injured: Jose Enrique (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho; Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez