West Ham v Liverpool team news & stats

Date published: Friday 1st January 2016 11:19

Dimitri Payet: Back in West Ham squad against Liverpool

West Ham and Liverpool are both set to welcome back key players in Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground.

Team news

Dimitri Payet could return for West Ham after two months out with an ankle injury, but Aaron Cresswell faces a fitness test on his hamstring injury, while none of Nikica Jelavic, Winston Reid or Victor Moses will be considered despite returning to training.

Daniel Sturridge is available for Liverpool following a recent hamstring problem but is likely to start on the bench, but Jordan Henderson will miss out after picking up a heel injury in the midweek win at Sunderland. James Milner and Divock Origi also remain sidelined for the Reds.

Kick-off at the Boleyn Ground is at 12.45pm.

Opta stats

  • West Ham have won as many Premier League games against Liverpool in their last three meetings (2) as they did in their previous 22 combined.
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last five Premier League matches between the two at the Boleyn Ground (21 in total).
  • Diafra Sakho has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool mustered just one shot on target in their 0-3 defeat to the Hammers at Anfield earlier this season.
  • West Ham are now unbeaten in seven Premier League home games (W3 D4) and have not lost at the Boleyn Ground since August 22 against Bournemouth.
  • Six of West Ham’s last eight Premier League games have ended in a draw (W1 D6 L1).
  • Andy Carroll could make his 150th Premier League appearance in this game – 44 of his Premier League appearances came for Liverpool, where he netted just six goals.
  • After netting in the Hammers’ last game versus Southampton, Carroll will be looking to score in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since January 2015.
  • Liverpool have won five matches 1-0 so far this season in the Premier League, a total only West Bromwich Albion can match.
  • West Ham have conceded the lowest percentage of second half goals in the top flight this season (39%).

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