Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has to make sure his team wins the remaining two games. Reuters

West Ham United host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, 14 May as the Hammers look to spoil the Reds' hopes of qualifying for the top four.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 2:15pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


West Ham have a host of injuries to worry about, but are in good form coming into the game. They have beaten Tottenham Hotspur last weekend to save themselves from relegation. Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate are out for the last two games of the current campaign after undergoing surgery on long-term injuries. Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio, Diafra Sakho, Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku remain on the sidelines.

The Hammers are on a good run of form against the Merseyside club, unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, winning three of the same. They also won their last three home games against the Reds. However, they have a struggled to hold on to lead this season and have dropped 22 points from winning positions in the league, the highest in the division.

The equation is simple for Liverpool to finish in the top four. Win their remaining games in the league and they will have achieved that goal. Following Arsenal's 4-1 win at Stoke City, both teams are on the same goal difference of +29 with the Gunners a point behind them. Should they drop points at the Olympic Stadium, it will hand the initiative back to the north London club, who can seal a berth in Europe's elite competition with two wins.

For the Reds, Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva are major doubts as they are suffering from muscular injuries. Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge could make the starting line-up after being used from the substitutes bench the last few games. Sadio Mane is out for the season with a knee problem, but should be back before the start of next season.

What Managers Say

Slaven Bilic: "It's a big game for us, of course, we want to continue our form. Results-wise it's even bigger for them because they have to win to keep it in their hands. But we don't care about their wishes or what aims they have. I am really expecting a big game for us with the same kind of adrenaline and motivation as it was against Spurs. I know it's going to be very hard because Spurs was a bit different, but I've told the players already 'it's Liverpool at home, it's our last home game of the season - it can't be any bigger'. If you are playing Liverpool in front of 60,000 people it's the best situation, and now we can switch off the radios - we don't have to watch the Saturday games praying or hoping or with a Rosary in our hands. That's a positive thing, if we are comparing the game against Spurs. Now we are relaxed - and not in a negative way - I am expecting us to be even better than we were against Spurs." (via Sky Sports)

Jurgen Klopp: "For me, there was not a second of doubt about Daniel Sturridge. For all of us it was unlucky that at important moments he was not available. That was not his fault, it was not my fault, it was only the situation. I only think about now, at this moment, and I trust him 100%. He's an instinctive footballer and a fantastic striker. For us it's good news that he's now available. Three or four weeks ago, I was not sure that it would happen. Now he's there, and that's all good." (via Guardian)

Betting Odds (betfair) [missing numbers]

  • West Ham win: 4
  • Draw:3
  • Liverpool win: 7/10

Team News

West Ham

Possible XI: Adrian; Fonte, Reid, Collins; Byram, Snodgrass, Fernandes, Cresswell; Ayew, Lanzini, Calleri.


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Can, Lucas, Wijnaldum; Coutinho, Sturridge, Lallana.