Match to be played on Saturday 20th September 2014 at 17:30. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London.
West Ham United head into the match against Liverpool this weekend after a hard fought 2-2 draw away at Hull City.
Here’s the side Sam Allardyce could start with as West Ham look to climb up the table further.
GK – Adrian
Adrian has been one of West Ham’s most consistent players this season. The side knows exactly what they’re getting from him in goal.
RB – Guy Demel
Demel is a good option to have in the defence because of his pace and strength. If Liverpool don’t use width on the left, he can tuck in more centrally.
CB – James Tomkins
One of the more experienced players in the team. A steady central defender who won’t be happy with his performance at Hull.
CB – Winston Reid
Another experienced player and someone who could make life difficult for Liverpool’s attack.
LB – Aaron Cresswell
He’s done superbly since coming into the back four. He could turn out to be one of the shrewdest buys from the summer window.
RCM – Cheikou Kouyate
Kouyate should continue on the right hand side of a midfield diamond. He can play centrally and also spread wide if needed.
CM – Alex Song
This could be a good game for Song to come in and play at the base of the diamond. A little extra strength and experience protecting the defence.
CM – Mark Noble
That will release Noble to play further forward. He’s one of the best passing players that West Ham have and can sit, dictating the game behind the main forwards.
LCM – Stewart Downing
Downing can play to the left of the midfield, drifting out wider. He’ll be determined to play well against his former employers.
ST – Diafra Sakho
Had a decent game against Hull and will improve as he plays more Premier League football.
ST – Enner Valencia
Scored one of the best goals you’re ever likely to see from a standing position against Hull. He’ll be full of confidence.