Liverpool will play against West Ham United in the first match of the Premier League on Sunday. The match will surely going to be a fascinating one as both the teams will try to give their best in their opening match of the season. The Reds have signed four new players in this campaign who could change the scenario of the game for them. The inclusion of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri have strengthened their squad very much and it is anticipated that they will become a stronger team in this season with those new players.
Team News :
The Reds might face some issues before facing West Ham United on Sunday. As per reports, Fabinho is not going to play in this match as he has undergone an injury in the practice schedule of Liverpool on Thursday. The other new signing of Liverpool, Naby Keita is going to be the key man in the midfield for the Reds. There is no certainty over the playing condition of Henderson as he has just returned from the World Cup duties for English National side. On the other hand, Dejan Lovren is also going to miss this match as he has represented his national side Croatia in the Final of the World Cup in Russia. Joel Matip and Joe Gomez will be in contention to start the match for the Reds. On the other hand, Alisson is going to start his first game of the season for Liverpool in the Premier League. There is some uncertainty over the playing condition of Trent Alexander Arnold too. But as per reports he will be in the starting lineup of the Reds in this match against West Ham United.
West Ham United :
West Ham United have spent big money in this summer transfer window. They have brought in the likes of Felipe Anderson from Lazio in this summer transfer window. They have also signed former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere too in this summer. Other summer transfer window signing Lukasz Fabianski is going to start his first match for West Ham United in this match against Liverpool on Sunday.
Key Clash :
The key battle of the match will be between Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and West Ham United’s Arnautovic in this match of the Premier League. The previous season’s Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah will try to continue his form in this season also and with the presence of the players like Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson, Antonio in the midfield Arnautovic is going to shine for West Ham United in this season. Arnautovic’s physical presence in the penalty box will be a real threat for the central defensive pair of Liverpool in this match. On the other hand, the trio of Liverpool are going to be the key for them in this match.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Alisson
Defenders : Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson
Midfielders : Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita
Attackers : Mane, Salah, Firmino.
West Ham United : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Fabianski
Defenders : Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell.
Midfielders : Rice, Noble, Wilshere
Attackers : Anderson, Antonio, Arnautovic.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Liverpool 3-0 West Ham United