Liverpool plays West Ham in today’s Premier League encounter but without Jordan Henderson who has been ruled out due to injury. Jurgen Klopp will be looking continue his side’s undefeated Premier League streak.
If Liverpool wins in today’s game against West Ham, they will secure a comfortable 22 point gap over second-place Manchester City who are currently on 57 points.
The Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday 18 February dealt Liverpool with a double blow.
First was losing the first leg of their tie and secondly was the injury picked up by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
Henderson will be out for the next 3 weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury he picked up in the Liverpool’s defeat game against Atletico.
Jurgen Klopp is confident that the team will be able to maintain their current undefeated form in the Premier League without Henderson as he went on to say the following ahead of his side’s game with West Ham:
“We still have options there and that’s good,”
“It’s a chance of course, a chance for all of them. But there would have been a chance anyway, Hendo wouldn’t have played all the games from now until the end of the season.”
“It’s a position where we can react so we will react.”
“All the other boys are fit,”
“But Tuesday-Monday [between games], there is absolutely no need to [make changes]. That’s enough time, longer than we usually have.”
“We will see who will start, maybe we will make more changes – but not because of the Atletico game.”
Having won the first Premier League encounter between the two sides 0-2, Jurgen Klopp is confident his team will have no problem going forward without Henderson.
The line-up for Liverpool could look something like this:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
David Moyes is quite aware of the challenge that lies before him as his side heads to Anfield today although he still hopes that West Ham will be the side that rings an end to Liverpool’s unbeaten domination in the Premier League going on to say:
“That’s why we love the game and that’s why we take part in the game, because you always hope that you’re going to be the team who can win. We’ll try to do that and let’s hope we can,”
“It’d mean a lot for me [to beat Liverpool]. Anfield is never an easy place for any manager or team to go to, but we’ll go there and do everything we can to get a result.”