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Christian Benteke
Benteke scored twice for Liverpool in the last two matches Getty Images

West Ham United will take on Liverpool in the weekend Premier League clash at Upton Park on 2 January, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 12:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


West Ham ended their recent winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Southampton at home. The Saints took an early lead before the Hammers made a comeback to seal three crucial points.

Slaven Bilic has seen his side walk away with three points against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. He will be hoping for another victory when his side face the Merseyside club this weekend.

Manuel Lanzini
Lanzini is likely to start against Liverpool Getty Images

Liverpool come into this fixture with a narrow 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Christian Benteke's second goal in two matches has given the Reds their second consecutive victory.

The Belgium international is expected to lead his side's attack against the London outfit, especially in the absence of Divock Origi. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to start the new year with three points, when Liverpool take on West Ham on Saturday.

What Managers Say

Slaven Bilic: "When you are trying to become a big club you need years of what Liverpool has... tradition... history. That reflects on your daily work. No matter who the coach is, whether the team is great. It's the jersey, it's the club."

Jurgen Klopp: "To say January is decisive? We will see. I've never been worried about a football game. I'm the first to be excited when you have a chance to reach something big. Of course, we see this. But I can't say I've been waiting all my life for Liverpool v Manchester United or Liverpool v Arsenal. We must wait for the single game. I can't say 'January is this or this' it is going to be hard work."

Betting Odds (

  • West Ham United to win: 37/13
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Liverpool to win: 21/20

Team Form

West Ham United

  • Last five (all competitions): W D D D D
  • Last result: West Ham United 2-1 Southampton


  • Last five (all competitions): W W L D D
  • Last result: Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool

Team News

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis and Jurgen Klopp exchanged heated views on the touchline during Liverpool\'s 2-2 draw against West Brom Getty

West Ham United

  • Injured: Diafra Sakho
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Song, Kouyate, Antonio, Payet, Lanzini; Carroll


  • Injured: Divock Origi, Jordan Rossiter, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Jon Flanagan
  • Doubtful: Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Can, Lucas; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino; Benteke