Liverpool demolish West Ham to boost top-four hopes

LIVERPOOL face West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday - here's our predicted Reds line-up for the match.

With Roberto Firmino ruled out due to injury, Liverpool elected to make two changes with Sturridge and Adam Lallana coming into the line-up to replace the Brazilian and Lucas Leiva.

With two Premier League games remaining, the good news is that Liverpool's fate is still in their own hands.

Lovren has likened the situation Liverpool now find themselves in to being in a semi-final of a tournament, with two wins guaranteeing them glory. I think us fans have most certainly been brought back down to earth with a bang and we wish we could go back in time.

Having dropped crucial points against the likes of Bournemouth and Southampton in recent weeks, Klopp knows a win against Slaven Bilic's side, who come into the game having beaten second-placed Tottenham at London Stadium just over a week ago, is imperative.

Philippe Coutinho scored twice and created another to lead his side to victory at West Ham United. He works really hard, it was bad luck and, as I said, I will never give up on him.

"For me, there was not a second of doubt about Daniel Sturridge", he told United Kingdom newspapers.

"Then after the [Southampton] game, he said "Yes, now I feel something" and that was too much for training last week".

The visitors also hit the woodwork three times, registered 26 shots in total and dominated possession in an embarrassingly one-sided contest that rather summed up West Ham's season.

The manager insists that they had 70% possession in the game but were unable to pry the Saints open as they had sat back and refused any space in behind for the Reds to exploit. He rounded off the West Ham goalkeeper Adrian and slotted in the ball to mark a wonderful goal and possibly strengthen his side's chances of qualifying for the upcoming season of the UEFA Champions League.

Out of their 19 league games at home this season, the Hammers have lost eight of them - winning just seven.

With the season nearly to an end, how do you feel West Ham has performed and if a bottom half finish in the league table reflects how you've played?

Probability of away win: 44%.

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