Allardyce: Where West Ham have an advantage over Liverpool

Sam Allardyce says West Ham United can take advantage in a couple of areas against Liverpool this weekend.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has told the London Evening Standard there are two plus points for the Hammers when they travel to Liverpool tomorrow.

Allardyce has highlighted one area West Ham could have an advantage while suggesting an aspect of Liverpool’s performances, which could also give his team a boost ahead of the game.

“If we can take advantage of any tiredness, it will probably be in the last 20 minutes of the game,” wrote Allardyce for the paper.

“The encouraging thing for us, though, is that they have not been scoring lots of goals.”

Liverpool were forced into extra time earlier this week in their League Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea, which would have placed strain over Brendan Rodgers’ squad.

He’s likely to freshen things up for tomorrow and Liverpool’s players will benefit from a rest, but the Hammers can take advantage of some tired legs if they defend well and keep a clean sheet under pressure.

Allardyce suggests in his column that it’s advantage for his side that Liverpool only managed to score one goal after playing well over both legs of the tie against Chelsea.

Whether they will be wasteful in front of goal against the Hammers remains to be seen, but there will be a determination to attack more effectively than has been the case.

West Ham have been better at both ends of the pitch than Liverpool this season and are ahead of the Reds in the table. Their main incentive is to maintain that.

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