Predicted West Ham United XI to play Liverpool - Song to start?

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.

Upton Park is always a difficult ground for the Premier League giants to travel to and the Hammers can make things difficult for Liverpool.

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.

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