Undoubtedly, the best Premier League match on Saturday is West Ham against Liverpool. Super Sunday features some awesome games (Man City v Arsenal & Chelsea v Man United) so it is no surprise that West Ham v Liverpool is the evening game in the Premier League. Both sides have a lot of injury problems but West Ham’s appear to be getting significantly worse, with a setback announced via fan sites on Thursday. Veteran Argentine right back Pablo Zabaleta is suspended for the West Ham v Liverpool match. Sam Byram, who played for West Ham in their famous Carabao Cup comeback win over Tottenham, was expected to deputise. However, the West Ham Way website are reporting that Byram has suffered a training ground injury. It gets worse for West Ham since Michail Antonio, who has played right wing back before, is also out.
And, to add to the defensive woes, James Collins remains sidelined. And, there is also a major doubt over New Zealand centre back Winston Reid, who has a calf injury. The most likely player to play right back against Liverpool, according to West Ham fans is Edmilson Fernandes. Some Hammers have joked that the injury problems in defence could see Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez utilised there.
Liverpool are also expected to be severely weakened on Saturday at the London Stadium as well. Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana are all out. Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren are major doubts..