West Ham vs Liverpool LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

West Ham vs Liverpool LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

West Ham vs Liverpool - LIVE!

Jurgen Klopp's long Liverpool farewell is in danger of turning sour after a touchline row with Mohamed Salah during a 2-2 draw at West Ham which hammered another dent into their fading title hopes.

Salah, surprisingly left out of the starting line-up, was summoned from the bench by Klopp in the 79th minute after Michail Antonio equalised for West Ham. The Egypt striker had a heated exchange with his manager with fellow substitute Darwin Nunez eventually stepping in to placate his team-mate.

It was an ugly end to another poor display from Liverpool, who could have at least temporarily moved level with leaders Arsenal with a victory. They had come from a goal down, - a Jarrod Bowen header - to lead 2-1 thanks to Andy Robertson's snap-shot and a comical West Ham own goal. But Antonio's header meant two more dropped points and Klopp's final season in charge still fizzling out.

West Ham vs Liverpool latest news

  • GOAL! Antonio levels it up again

  • OWN GOAL! Liverpool complete turnaround

  • GOAL! Robertson equalises for Liverpool

  • GOAL! Bowen heads West Ham in front

Liverpool's season done?

14:32 , Matt Verri

You’d have to think so.

They need Arsenal and Manchester City to slip up multiple times in the final weeks of the season.

FT: West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

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Free-kick West Ham, Antonio chests it down and his effort is blocked, flying behind for a corner.

No time to take it - there’s the full-time whistle.

Liverpool’s title hopes are over. They are stumbling to the finish line.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

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90+3 mins: All very messy at the moment - neither side able to really build late pressure.

Zouma takes no chances as Salah closes him down, slices the ball out of play.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

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90 mins: Five minutes added on.

Liverpool pushing for a winner - they look the more likely.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

14:18 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Antonio works hard and wins a corner for the hosts. Ward-Prowse to take.

Whipped in right on top of Alisson, he punches it clear and Liverpool can break.

Salah can’t pick out Nunez, comes to Elliott though. Smacks an effort off the bar from 30 yards out!

Salah running hot...

14:15 , Matt Verri

Fair to say Klopp and Salah aren’t best friends at the moment.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

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84 mins: Lovely Liverpool move, Salah plays the ball across the face of goal and Coufal flies in to turn it behind for a corner.

Superb defending, Nunez was waiting for a tap-in.

A goal-kick is given though, officials just assumed Nunez missed from a couple of yards. No comment.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

14:10 , Matt Verri

What a goal that was from West Ham.

Bowen’s ball was inch-perfect, Antonio’s leap monstrous, and the result: parity once more for the home side.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

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81 mins: Robertson continues to fly up and down that left wing. Cross is charged down, corner.

West Ham deal with it well, but they are dropping deeper again. Liverpool taking charge once more.

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool

14:08 , Matt Verri

79 mins: A triple change from Klopp.

Salah, Nunez and Gomez are on, with Diaz, Endo and Alexander-Arnold the three to make way.

GOAL! West Ham 2-2 Liverpool | Michail Antonio 77'

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Alisson makes a complete mess of a cross into the box, drops it under no pressure.

Makes up for it though, strong save as Emerson lashes an effort in from the edge of the area.

West Ham stay on the attack, ball into the middle... and Antonio heads past Alisson!

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

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75 mins: Liverpool could have scored six since half-time, and it’s all coming down the left wing.

Diaz plays in Robertson on the overlap, low strike is gathered by Areola. He’s keeping West Ham in this.

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

14:02 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Here we go again, Diaz has space on the left after Coufal got forward in attack.

Onto his right foot, towards the far corner but Areola stretches out a strong hand.

West Ham change - Soucek off, Ward Prowse on.

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

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70 mins: Diaz is away down the left, Ogbonna isn’t going to catch him.

Outside of his right foot, comfortable enough save in the end for Areola.

And the West Ham goalkeeper is in action again seconds later, saving from Mac Allister’s header.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:57 , Matt Verri

Tough on West Ham that goal. They had just begun to find, belatedly, a foothold in the second half. Now they’re behind courtesy of an own goal.

Gakpo’s shot comes off Ogbonna, Soucek and Areola before crossing the line. Desperately unlucky.

They’ll need to conjure something special up now.

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

13:55 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Got to think that will go down as an Ogbonna own goal.

Scuffed effort hit him when it was going wide, and then off Soucek and Coufal onto its way into the goal.

GOAL! West Ham 1-2 Liverpool | Cody Gakpo 65'

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Gravenberch from distance, Areola gets a slight touch and that’s another corner for the visitors.

Alexander-Arnold whips it in, falls to Gakpo... AND IN!

Took at least two deflections, but Liverpool do not care one bit.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:53 , Matt Verri

Fortunately for West Ham, the second half has just slowed in tempo somewhat now.

That suits the hosts, who were being barraged by a swathe of attacks early after the break and were at risk of letting Liverpool take this game away from them.

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

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62 mins: Paqueta brought down out wide, rare chance for West Ham to put something into the Liverpool box.

Emerson again the man standing over it, whistle goes basically as he takes the free-kick. Zouma penalised for a shove.

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

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58 mins: A second Liverpool goal is feeling almost inevitable. Constant pressure.

Alexander-Arnold’s dipping effort from distance is turned behind for a corner, up come Van Dijk and Quansah.

Taken short, Mac Allister then clips it in. Gakpo flicks a header wide.

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

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54 mins: Brilliant block from Ogbonna!

West Ham opened up, but the centre-back gets across to charge down Gakpo’s effort. Liverpool are flying now, so dangerous.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:42 , Matt Verri

Really not the ideal start to the second half for West Ham, who looked comfortable before the break but lose their lead thanks to one excellent shot.

They must be careful now not to let this game get away from them. They’re still level and can’t afford to let Liverpool do what they want.

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

13:41 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Gakpo with a great ball in, Gravenberch is free in the middle.

Has plenty of options, opts for a backheel volley and barely makes contact. That was not the best of his options available, if that needed clarifying.

Alexander-Arnold’s deflected effort then flies just wide.

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool

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50 mins: Antonio wins a free-kick by the corner flag for West Ham.

Kudus’ delivery is headed out to Coufal, 35 yards out and he decides he has that in the locker.

He does not.

GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Liverpool | Andy Robertson 48'

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Liverpool level!

Reward for a quick start to this half. Somehow squeezes a shot past Areola at the near post.

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

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47 mins: Liverpool straight on the front foot.

Diaz squares it to Gravenberch, plenty of space and he catches the strike well, but it’s always rising over the bar.

Back underway!

13:34 , Matt Verri

Up and running in the second-half.

Bowen goal the difference...

13:29 , Matt Verri

West Ham have a fair few people you might be worried about from set-pieces - not sure Klopp will be too thrilled that it was Bowen who got on the end of the cross.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:22 , Matt Verri

Just the half West Ham would have wanted. They’ve defended compactly and lead through Bowen’s header.

For Liverpool, if it stays like this their title race is over.

HT: West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

13:20 , Matt Verri

The Hammers lead at the break.

A pretty dull half for most of the 45 minutes, but West Ham have that narrow advantage thanks to a header from Jarrod Bowen.

Liverpool have to improve. Significantly.

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

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45+1 mins: Three minutes added on.

Liverpool’s best hope seems to be hoping Diaz can run past five players. He continues to give it a good go, but he just has no support.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:16 , Matt Verri

Two huge chances in the same minute, and from the resulting corner West Ham are ahead. Bowen back with a bang.

Klopp looks forlorn as the TV cameras pick up his reaction to his side conceding the first goal at the London Stadium.

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Liverpool | Jarrod Bowen 43'

13:14 , Matt Verri

All of a sudden a football match has broken out... and West Ham lead!

Bowen’s shot from the edge of the box is turned behind by Alisson, corner for the hosts.

Taken short, Kudus clips it in and Bowen has the space to nod a header into the ground and past Alisson.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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40 mins: Off the post!

Something happened!

Diaz drives into the box, onto his right foot and then reverses a shot towards the near post. Bounces back off the woodwork.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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39 mins: Liverpool might want to try some shooting practice in training.

Lovely touch from Diaz to bring the ball down, picks out Gakpo and he basically toe punts the ball miles over the bar.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:08 , Matt Verri

 West Ham’s front-line are pressing maturely and with purpose, causing Van Dijk, Endo and Quansah to backtrack and often fail to progress the ball forward.

West Ham defending from the front.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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37 mins: Not a lot of noise in the stands, not a lot to get excited about on the pitch... this has not been a classic.

Needs a goal. Maybe five of them.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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33 mins: Alexander-Arnold tucking into midfield and he finds the pass through the West Ham bodies.

Mac Allister slides it through to Elliott, tries to bend a shot into the far corner but it’s straight at Areola.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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31 mins: Kudus looks to lead the West Ham counter, but he’s wrestled away from the ball by Endo. Most obvious yellow card you’ll see this weekend.

West Ham then get in behind, Paqueta lays it off for Bowen but he can’t get a shot away in time. Coufal then does fire an effort at goal, deflected and gathered by Alisson.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

13:00 , Matt Verri

The VAR has made the right call there. Diaz’s shoulder had just strayed beyond Zouma so the penalty couldn’t be awarded.

A sigh of relief for West Ham who, I feel, have acquitted themselves well here so far.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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27 mins: Offside... otherwise Liverpool had a stonewall penalty!

Alexander-Arnold whips the ball in behind, Diaz is just off as he plays the ball across the face of goal.

Gakpo then goes down as Areola flies out, before Ogbonna basically catches the ball in charging down a shot.

Two penalties - all irrelevant.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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25 mins: Antonio is on long-throw duty, he’s going to fling this in from miles away.

Up come the defenders... and Antonio takes it short. Tries to run down the left wing instead, not a great cross though to follow.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

12:54 , Matt Verri

23 mins: The Hammers are getting opportunities on the break.

Kudus on the right this time, Antonio completely free and waiting for the switch, but Kudus can only scuff a pass to Quansah.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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21 mins: Too close for Alexander-Arnold?

Yep. Tries to just clip it up and over the wall, but it’s over the bar too.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

12:51 , Matt Verri

Jarrod Bowen adds such a threat when he is in West Ham’s team, and he is just starting to find pockets and show Moyes what he was so desperately missing at Selhurst Park last Sunday.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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20 mins: Gravenberch finds Gakpo in space on the edge of the area, and Kudus clips the Liverpool forward as he charges back to close him down.

Alexander-Arnold looking very interested in this. Trouble for West Ham.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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17 mins: Match is starting to open up now. Gravenberch drifts out to the left, plays the ball low into the middle but too close to Areola.

Liverpool straight back on the attack, Diaz too quick for Coufal but Zouma is there to help his right-back out.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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14 mins: The hosts are having a good spell, it’s woken the crowd up.

Terrible square pass from Elliott, Soucek slides in and it comes to Bowen. 20 yards out, on his left foot and he forces Alisson into a relatively comfortable save.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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12 mins: Better from West Ham, as Bowen nutmegs Mac Allister and drives all the way to the edge of the Liverpool box. Slides it wide to Kudus, who wins a corner.

Emerson again takes it, more dangerous this time. Gets a flick at the near post but Liverpool clear.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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11 mins: Ball clipped into the West Ham box, Gakpo’s flicked header falls for Elliott at the back post.

Running onto it, on his right foot and he lashes the effort into the side-netting.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

12:40 , Matt Verri

9 mins: It’s not exactly bouncing inside the London Stadium.

Liverpool knocking the ball around at walking pace, West Ham happy to let them have it.

Not an all-acton affair, to put it generously.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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6 mins: Mac Allister down and in a fair bit of pain. Nasty challenge from Paqueta, caught the Liverpool man high.

Similar to the Nicolas Jackson one on Takehiro Tomiyasu in midweek - again there’s no card.

Could easily have been a yellow... or worse.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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5 mins: Bright from West Ham with their first attack, Kudus skipping to the byline and standing a cross up. Nodded behind for a corner.

Emerson to take, really poor ball though and Liverpool can clear and counter.

Numbers up... but Alexander-Arnold gives it away.

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

12:34 , Matt Verri

There is an extraordinary bundle of bubbles by Alisson’s feet.

Looks awfully like Darren Bent’s beach ball from back in the day. The keeper will be hoping it causes no such trouble.

West Ham 0-0 Liverpool

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2 mins: Positive start from Liverpool - West Ham haven’t had a kick in the opening couple of minutes.

Already more pace to their play than we saw against Everton.


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We’re up and running in east London!

Here we go!

12:27 , Matt Verri

Teams are out at the London Stadium, bubbles blowing.

Fast start so important for both sides here, with confidence already fragile.

Klopp reveals positive reaction from fans

12:24 , Matt Verri

How did Jurgen Klopp deal with defeat to Everton? He went out with his son, rather than watching Man City beat Brighton.

The Liverpool boss said: “My son is here. The last thing I wanted to do was watch City playing. We went out in Formby.

“I was sitting outside actually. I wasn't sure if people wanted to see me in this area, and Everton supporters as well. They deserve to be happy once a year.

“In that time 20 people came to say 'Thank you'. I wanted to apologize for the night before, they said ‘no, forget that’.”

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

12:16 , Matt Verri

There will have been shock from some quarters when the news arrived that Salah, Konate, Nunez and Szoboszlai — four of Liverpool’s most important players — were benched, but it worked for them last Sunday.

All four plus Alexis Mac Allister were kept out of the starting line-up that day, and the impact of some of them off the bench helped the Reds win 3-1 against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for the same result.

Last time they met...

12:11 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have already beaten West Ham twice this season.

The Reds won 3-1 at Anfield in the Premier League, and then cruised to a 5-1 victory in the Carabao Cup just before Christmas.

Look away now, West Ham fans...

Dom Smith at the London Stadium

12:07 , Matt Verri

Big afternoon for both sides, needing to respond to poor displays last time out.

Robertson: We must bounce back

12:02 , Matt Verri

Andy Robertson has demanded a swift response from Liverpool this afternoon, after their “unacceptable” performance in midweek against Everton.

The Reds were beaten 2-0 at Goodison Park, a result that has near-enough ended their Premier League title hopes.

“Hugely disappointing,” Robertson tells TNT Sports.

“We feel sorry for the away fans that had to watch that, it wasn’t a performance that we’re used to.

“The way we played wasn’t acceptable for a derby, it’s up to us to show a reaction. Wednesday is done now unfortunately... it’s about focusing on the next game and putting it right today.”

Pre-match thoughts from David Moyes

11:53 , Matt Verri

The West Ham boss is still firmly eyeing European qualification.

Klopp delivers title race verdict

11:47 , Matt Verri

Should Arsenal lose to Tottenham tomorrow and Man City suffer a shock result at Nottingham Forest, Liverpool could be right back in the title race.

Jurgen Klopp is not particularly confident though.

"I cannot sit here and say they still feel us around,” Klopp said.

“I think even Arsenal and City see it as a two-horse race. They might have to say something else publicly, but they don't expect for themselves to lose two games from now on, I don't think so.”


Bold from Klopp!

11:37 , Matt Verri

Fair to say Klopp was evidently not particularly impressed with what he saw from Liverpool against Everton.

Five changes, with Salah, Nunez and Szoboszlai among those to be dropped. Elliott and Gravenberch handed chances to impress.

As for West Ham, big news is that Bowen is fit to start in that first-choice front four.

West Ham team news

11:32 , Matt Verri

West Ham XI: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Alvarez, Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus, Antonio

Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Ward-Prowse, Phillips, Cornet, Ings, Casey, Mubama

Liverpool team news

11:31 , Matt Verri

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Gravenberch; Elliott, Gakpo, Diaz

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Salah, Jones, Tsimikas, Bajcetic

How it stands

11:25 , Matt Verri

Liverpool sit third in the Premier League, three points off Arsenal with four games to go in the season.

The Reds are two points behind Manchester City and have played a game more, so they are relying on Pep Guardiola’s side dropping points in two matches. Not sure that’s going to happen.

West Ham are eighth, but it’s very tight around them. Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea all have at least one game in hand, so the Hammers need favours if they are to qualify for Europe.

Klopp hails 'incredible job' Moyes has done

11:15 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has been full of praise for the “ridiculously good job” David Moyes has done at West Ham, believing the club have regularly over-achieved.

The Liverpool boss said: “David is one of the best colleagues. We don't have time really to spend together but we spoke actually over the years a lot before games or whatever. I like him a lot, respect him a lot.

“I think he is doing an incredible job, to be honest. I like the team they have, offensively really talented, good transfers.

[Jarrod] Bowen, I've said it a couple of times, he's one of my favourite players, [Mohammed] Kudus, super-talented, [Lucas] Paqueta, Michail Antonio, top striker.

He added: “There are six teams in the league that have to be in this moment in time above West Ham – not all of them are but actually I would say they have to.

“That means seventh is pretty much the best you can achieve, and they did that and better now for a few years. I really think he is doing a ridiculously good job there.”


Get yourselves in the mood...

11:07 , Matt Verri

Not sure a montage with thumping music really works for a lunchtime kick-off. Bit early.

But, any West Ham fans who need help waking up, here you go.

Klopp to shuffle pack?

10:58 , Matt Verri

Just over 30 minutes until we get the team news from the London Stadium.

Early reports suggest that there are a fair few Liverpool changes, with Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez among those to drop out of the side.

All will be revealed soon.

Moyes: I gave West Ham stability

10:51 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has been keen to emphasise the success his second tenure at West Ham has been in the build-up to this match.

A heavy defeat to Palace has darkened the mood somewhat, but Moyes does not want a few bad results to take away from the biggest picture.

He said: “Stability was needed at West Ham. A desperation for stability, to steer the ship through the period and keep them in the right place. I think I am pretty good at that.”

Asked how fans react when meeting him in public, a self-assured Moyes said: “I'm sounding like a big-headed git here, but everyone says: ‘Unbelievable, thanks for giving me the best years, it's been brilliant’.

“One fan gave me a bit of criticism after the Crystal Palace game. No problem, I deserved all the criticism in the world.

“There have been three or four games I hated, but there's been a bundle of good moments like the win against Tottenham, beating Chelsea, going to Brighton and winning and beating Manchester United at home. But all that is quite easily forgotten.”

 (John Walton/PA Wire)
(John Walton/PA Wire)

Van Dijk backs Slot appointment

10:42 , Matt Verri

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has approved the club's push to appoint Arne Slot as manager.

Slot led Feyenoord to victory in the Dutch Cup on Sunday and won the Eredivisie title last season. He also reached the 2022 Europa Conference League Final.

With a compensation deal now agreed, Slot is in talks with Liverpool over finalising a contract, and he is expected to take charge at the end of the season.

Speaking earlier this week, Van Dijk said: "I think Slot is one of the better Dutch coaches at the moment. With the way he plays and the philosophy he has, he can be a Liverpool coach.”

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(ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Can Moyes end second spell on a high?

10:33 , Matt Verri

For David Moyes and West Ham, things appear to be heading in only one direction, writes Dom Smith.

The 61-year-old rounded on his players after last Sunday's 5-2 defeat at Crystal Palace, admitting he "could not believe" his team's "unacceptable" performance.

Managers so rarely criticise their players in public these days, and it was stark the extent to which Moyes put the blame at their door.

Out of contract in the summer, Moyes's race is now surely run; one of West Ham's greatest managers into the home straight of his second tenure.

Click here for the full story!

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Klopp: Slot sounds good to me

10:24 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp would be “more than happy” if Arne Slot was confirmed as his successor at Liverpool.

The Feyenoord boss has confirmed that he wants to take charge at Anfield, and it is believed that the two clubs have now agreed a compensation package.

Asked about Slot’s expected arrival in the summer, Klopp offered a positive assessment of the Dutchman’s credentials.

“What I like a lot about him, if he is the one, is that he wants to take the job,” Klopp said. “He’s desperate, let’s go for it, excited.

“I like the way his team plays football. All the things I hear about him as a guy, good guy. Some people I know know him, I don’t know him yet. Some people tell me he is a really good guy. I like that a lot.

“Good coach, good guy... if he is the solution or the man, I am more than happy. It’s not up to me, but that all sounds really good to me.”

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Stage is set!

10:11 , Matt Verri

Wouldn’t say the sun is shining over east London this morning...

Moyes not thinking about West Ham future

10:02 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has no interest in who might be replacing him as West Ham manager - as he confirmed talks over his future are on hold.

Moyes’s contract as West Ham manager expires this summer, and he is expected to depart after four and a half years in charge.

The club are understood to be considering successors, having held meetings this week with Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim, as well as former Wolves and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui.

Moyes maintains his future will not be decided until the summer and said: “I've not had any communication at all. That is because we've already decided amongst ourselves that we would talk at the end of the season.

“There is a lot of speculation around, I understand that. But we need to get things right.”

Quizzed on his thoughts on the names linked with replacing him, Moyes said: “I have to be honest, I haven't looked. I'm only getting told by people like you, or maybe people have phoned me up.

“But I haven't gone out looking. As far as I'm concerned, we had an agreement we would speak at the end of the season.”

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Insight into Slot's team talks

09:54 , Matt Verri

Arne Slot led Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title last season.

His side beat Ajax away from home on their way to doing so, and Feyenoord released his team talk to the players after the match.

A little look at what the Liverpool players can expect...

Slot set to become next Liverpool boss

09:45 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal with Feyenoord to hire Arne Slot as their new manager.

Jurgen Klopp will leave Anfield in the summer and talks have been ongoing between the Premier League giants and last year’s Eredivisie champions over Slot replacing the German.

Multiple reports state that a £9.4million compensation package has now been verbally agreed.

Slot, who has publicly stated his interest in becoming Liverpool boss, is now free to negotiate his terms with the club.

According to The Athletic, deals have also been agreed to bring over first-team coach Sipke Hulshoff and head of performance Ruben Peeters.

 (Evening Standard)
(Evening Standard)

Standard Sport prediction

09:38 , Matt Verri

Liverpool need to pick themselves up and get a result to keep any faint hope of a title win alive. Klopp will have his players in no doubt over what’s at stake, despite the disappointment of midweek.

West Ham were dead on their feet from the off against Crystal Palace and, with David Moyes potentially in his final few weeks in charge, it could prove to be a painful end to the season.

Liverpool to win, 2-0.

Liverpool team news

09:30 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have Cody Gakpo back in contention to face West Ham, but Diogo Jota is still out.

The Reds boss rested the likes of Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah and Alexis Mac Allister for the win at Fulham before the short journey to Goodison Park, but it had little impact on their performance.

It is a quick turnaround for the journey to east London and it remains to be seen whether Klopp opts to shuffle his pack again.

Gakpo missed the defeat to Everton due to birth of his first child, but Klopp confirmed at his press conference on Friday that the Dutchman is now back in training.

With Nunez and Salah both wasteful in front of goal once against against Everton, Gakpo could come back into the starting lineup.

Jota is injured but should return before the end of the season, while Conor Bradley remains on the sidelines.

Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Mac Allister, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz


West Ham team news

09:22 , Matt Verri

West Ham are hoping to have Jarrod Bowen available this afternoon.

Bowen has 20 Premier League goal contributions this season and needs a strong end to the season to make England’s Euro 2024 squad, but he missed their last two games with a back injury.

Nayef Aguerd will miss the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side due to a foot injury, however, while Konstantinos Mavropanos faces a race to be fit.

“Jarrod Bowen is back training, so there’s a good chance that Jarrod will be available,” David Moyes said on Friday.

“We’ll still need to monitor him right up [to the game] just to see how he is, but hopefully Jarrod is back and fit.

Predicted West Ham XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Kudus, Paqueta, Bowen; Antonio

 (John Walton/PA Wire)
(John Walton/PA Wire)

How to watch West Ham vs Liverpool

09:16 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11.30am BST ahead of a 12.30pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with expert analysis from Dom Smith at the ground.

Good morning!

09:10 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of West Ham vs Liverpool!

Confidence not particularly high in either camp, with West Ham coming into this after a heavy defeat to Crystal Palace and Liverpool losing a Merseyside derby last time out.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 12:30pm BST from the London Stadium.

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