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West Ham predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Moyes on the touchline
Moyes on the touchline / Robin Jones/GettyImages
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West Ham will be looking to derail Liverpool's title challenge when they travel to face the Reds at Anfield in the Premier League.

The Hammers were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup at the Fifth Round stage in midweek after a 3-1 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary's.

David Moyes may welcome the reduced workload as a result, with West Ham set to visit Sevilla in their Europa League last 16 first leg clash following this weekend's trip to Liverpool.

Here's how the Hammers could line up against the Reds.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Aaron Cresswell
Cresswell missed the midweek defeat to Southampton / Frederic Scheidemann/GettyImages

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - The Pole is averaging only 2.8 saves per match, which underlines the strength of West Ham's defensive efforts.

Ben Johnson (RB) - The 22-year-old has made a huge impression since coming into the side this season.

Craig Dawson (CB) - Netted in successive games from set pieces in the Premier League last month.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - The Frenchman is a favourite of David Moyes' since his arrival from Chelsea.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Missed the defeat on the south coast, although he should be available for the trip back to his city of birth.

2. Midfielders

Tomas Soucek (CM) - Declared himself fighting fit after suffering a nasty facial injury in midweek.

Declan Rice (CM) - West Ham's marathon man and the heartbeat of the side in midfield.

Manuel Lanzini (AM) - The Argentine's creativity and guile will be crucial, although he hasn't registered an assist since January 1.

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen
Bowen has been in terrific form for West Ham this season / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - A target of Liverpool's in the past and he will be keen to make a big impression.

Michail Antonio (ST) - Netted his first Hammers goal since New Year's Day in the FA Cup defeat to Southampton in midweek.

Pablo Fornals (LW) - His pace in transition will be vital to alleviating pressure for West Ham.


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