Both teams were in Europa League action on Thursday, with Liverpool beating Austrian LASK and West Ham beating Serbian side Backa Topola.
This is a meeting between two clubs – third and sixth respectively at the start – who have started the new season well after extremely disappointing domestic campaigns in 2022-23.
Fiery West Ham failed to hold on to their first-half lead against defending champions Manchester City last weekend. Liverpool have a 100% home record so far this season and West Ham are unbeaten away, so this should make for a tough fight.
Kick-off date, time and location
Liverpool vs West Ham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday September 24, 2023.
The match will take place at Anfield.
Where to watch Liverpool vs West Ham
TV channel: In the United Kingdom, the match is not shown live on television.
Strong points: Highlights will be available on Sunday via Match of the Day 2, which starts at 10:30 p.m. on BBC One.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on match day via Standard sport‘s live blog, with expert analysis from our journalist in the field.
Liverpool vs West Ham team news
Liverpool are expected to remain without Thiago Alcantara (hip) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (hamstring) for this match, although Klopp confirmed summer signing Ryan Gravenberch only suffered cramps after being sent off late in Austria on Thursday.
West Ham could be without Jarred Bowen, who is suffering from a virus and did not take part in the Europa League.
Aaron Cresswell went off at halftime against Backa Topola with a hamstring injury that is being evaluated, while Edson Alvarez is back in the fold after sitting out in Europe due to a suspension postponed from his time at Ajax.
Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction
West Ham will need to use the same template from their impressive win at Brighton last month if they are to avoid back-to-back league defeats this weekend.
On that occasion, David Moyes’ side won 3-1 despite having just 22 per cent possession on the south coast.
The Hammers need to produce a similar game plan here to stop in-form Liverpool, who would be expected to dominate the ball at home and create plenty of chances as usual.
It may be difficult to expect them to put in such a perfect away performance again, especially with confidence high and goals pouring in for Liverpool – even if they are getting into the unwanted habit of having to falling behind in matches to wake up.
Liverpool win, 2-0.
History and results of face-to-face meetings (h2h)
West Ham have lost 11 of their last 13 matches against Liverpool in all competitions, with only a 3-2 home win in November 2021 and a 1-1 home draw in February 2019 ending that terrible streak.
Liverpool completed the double against West Ham last season and have not lost to their weekend opponents at Anfield since August 2015. The 3-0 triumph was actually their first in the league at Anfield since 1963.
Liverpool win: 81
West Ham win: 29
Liverpool vs West Ham match odds
Liverpool winner: 4/11
West Ham winner: 6/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).