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Premier League Preview: Liverpool face West Ham with chance to restore 22 point lead

Premier League leaders Liverpool can move to within four wins of the title as they welcome struggling West Ham to Anfield this evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have secured 17 wins on the bounce in the Premier League and they can move one step closer with a victory over the Hammers.

The two sides met just under a month ago at the London Stadium, where Liverpool secured a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

A positive result for David Moyes side would see them move out of the bottom three, ahead of Aston Villa.

After Manchester City edged past Leicester City on Saturday evening, it closed the gap at the top to 19 points on Klopp’s men.

Liverpool will be without their captain Jordan Henderson after he picked up a hamstring injury in the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid last week, while Xherdan Shaqiri remains sidelined with a calf issue.

As for West Ham, they will be without full back Ryan Fredericks who is out with a shoulder injury, while Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko remain long term absentees.

The Reds have a strong recent record over West Ham in the Premier League, with the East London club failing to win any of the last seven games.

A victory for Liverpool would equal their own record of consecutive home victories, 21 set in 1972.

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