Liverpool host West Ham at Anfield.
Only Reading have lost more Premier League away games this season than West Ham, and Sam Allardyce’s side – minus the ineligible Andy Carroll against his parent club – will require a major transformation to upset a Liverpool team enjoying their best run of the campaign with four wins in five matches. Brendan Rodgers’s men have scored 20 goals in their past six home league games, have averaged three per game in their past six in total and have scored more at this stage of a campaign (59) than in any of the past 17 seasons. (Guardian)
Venue Anfield, Sunday 1.30pm
Last season n/a
Referee Anthony Taylor
This season’s matches 20 Y49, R6, 2.75 cards per game
Subs from Gulacsi, Jones, Sturridge, Skrtel, Sterling, Shelvey, Wisdom, Coates, Suso, Robinson, Assaidi
Injured Kelly (knee, 20 Apr), Flanagan (knee, 20 Apr), Borini (shoulder, May), Allen (shoulder, Aug)
Form guide WLWWWL
Disciplinary record Y43 R2
Leading scorer Suárez 22
Subs from Henderson, Spiegel, Tomkins, Spence, Collison, Pogatetz, Taylor, Diarra, Maïga, Chamakh, Wellington
Injured J Cole (hamstring, 13 Apr), Noble (shoulder, unknown), McCartney (knee, unknown)
Ineligible Carroll (terms of loan deal)
Form guide WLWLLW
Disciplinary record Y58 R1
Leading scorer Nolan 6
West Ham have never beaten Liverpool at Anfield in 16 previous Premier League attempts.
Liverpool are looking to complete a sixth Premier League double over The Hammers.
West Ham’s only post-war top-flight win at Liverpool was a 2-1 victory in September 1963.
The Hammers have failed to score in their last four league visits to Anfield.
Liverpool have scored 15 goals in their last five Premier League matches, winning four of those matches.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, on 98 Premier League goals for the club, has scored four Premier League penalties this season – level with Mikel Arteta, Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Sunderland’s Craig Gardner.
Philippe Coutinho has been involved in a Premier League goal every 74 minutes on average since he joined the club, scoring two and assisting three in 369 minutes.
Liverpool have had 242 shots off target in the league this season; 35 more than any other side.
The Hammers have won just one of their last 10 away games in the Premier League (W1, D1, L8).
Sides managed by Sam Allardyce have lost on each of their last eight Premier League visits to Liverpool since his
Bolton side drew on his first trip to Anfield in January 2002.
Jussi Jaaskelainen has made 127 saves in the Premier League this season, nine more than any other goalkeeper (Sunderland’s Simon Mignolet).