Carroll & Cole Won't Make Anfield Return

Carroll can't feature on Sunday...
Image: guardian.co.uk
West Ham are the visitors to Anfield on Sunday as they look to really cement their stay in the Premier League. After coming back from a goal down to beat Aston Villa last weekend Liverpool showed real fight and with the Anfield crowd behind them you would hope to see a home win and all 3 points collected.

For Liverpool there are no new injury worries and although they won't be available there was some positive news this week with Fabio Borini and Martin Kelly spotted back in training. West Ham are unable to use Andy Carroll due to the terms of his loan agreement and another ex red Joe Cole will be unable to play, he remains out with a hamstring injury. The Hammers are also without Mark Noble.

The last time the two sides met was in December last year, in a game packed full of goals Liverpool were the eventual winners, the game ended 3-2. Joe Cole, Glen Johnson and Jonjo Shelvey were on the scoresheet for the Reds that day.

The last time West Ham paid a visit to Anfield was in November 2010. Liverpool scored 3 goals without return in that game. In terms of their record at Anfield the Hammers have failed to notch up a win here in all competitions for 50 years.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have scored 15 goals in their last 5 Premier League games.
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen has made more saves than any other keeper in the league this season.
  • Philippe Coutinho has made 3 assists and scored twice in 369 minutes of Premier League football for Liverpool.

I feel pretty confident going into this game Liverpool have only lost 1 out of their last 5 league games whilst the Hammers have lost 3 out of their last 5. One thing Liverpool have at the moment is a strong attack and so scoring goals on Sunday I don't feel will be a problem.

Also with West Ham missing Andy Carroll that could cause them problems as they haven't been finding the back of the net very often lately. For this reason I'll punt for a 2-0 Liverpool win, I might put a quid on that, depends how the Grand National goes today! Haha!

Enjoy the match folks!

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