Premier League

Liverpool vs West Ham: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Liverpool celebrate
Liverpool celebrate / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

With another piece of silverware in the cabinet, Liverpool return to league action with the visit of West Ham to Anfield.

Life is rosy on the red half of Merseyside after Jurgen Klopp's side edged Chelsea in a penalty shootout to lift the Carabao Cup at Wembley last weekend, before sealing their place in the last eight of the FA Cup with victory over Norwich in midweek.

West Ham, in contrast, were dumped out by a vibrant Southampton side, although last weekend's 1-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League certainly boosted their top four hopes.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Liverpool vs West Ham on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 5 March, 17:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Anfield
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBC Universo/fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day (22:30)
Referee? Jonathan Moss
VAR? Darren England

Liverpool team news

Thiago Alcantara
Thiago is likely to miss out for Liverpool / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Thiago Alcantara was left in tears after sustaining an injury during the the warm-up in last weekend's League Cup triumph over Chelsea.

The Spaniard is unlikely to be available for the visit of the Hammers, while Roberto Firmino also remains sidelined.

Klopp also admitted that he had to withdraw Curtis Jones in the midweek win over Norwich with a thigh problem, although the German is hopeful the midfielder will be passed fit this weekend.

West Ham team news

Aaron Cresswell
Cresswell could return for the trip to Anfield / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

The Hammers are paying the price for their Europa League exertions with a spate of injuries heading into this weekend's clash.

David Moyes was optimistic on Aaron Cresswell's chances of being fit for the visit to Merseyside, while Tomas Soucek declared himself fit on social media after suffering a nasty facial injury in the midweek defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup.

Andriy Yarmolenko was given compassionate leave following the events in Ukraine, while there is no timescale on the returns of Arthur Masuaku, Vladimir Coufal and Ryan Fredericks. Centre-back Angelo Ogbonna is unlikely to be seen again this season.

Liverpool vs West Ham head-to-head record

Pablo Fornals
Fornals celebrates his goal against Liverpool / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

The Reds tasted their first defeat of the Premier League season in the reverse fixture at the London Stadium in November.

A Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick cancelled out Alisson's own goal in the first half, before Moyes' men raced out to a 3-1 lead through goals from Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma.

Divock Origi reduced the arrears for Liverpool late on, with the Hammers securing a first victory over Klopp's side since an FA Cup triumph at Upton Park back in 2016.

Liverpool vs West Ham score prediction

Minamino celebrates his goal against Norwich / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages

11 wins in a row have followed for Liverpool since their goalless draw with Arsenal at Anfield in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final in January.

So imperious has Klopp's side been in 2022 that they have cut the gap to Man City at the top of the Premier League to six points with a game in hand.

West Ham's defensive resilience will pose a probem for Liverpool, but the Reds are playing with enough swagger to get them over the line.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 West Ham