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Brendan Rodgers’ men aim to maintain title pace, and for that they will need a win this Sunday, since both Chelsea and Manchester City have celebrated this Saturday
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With two wins in a row, the Hammers welcome the Reds from Liverpool who are on the run of 6 straight wins and they will aim to maintain their strike and title dream alive.
West Ham occupies the 11th place on the table and has as many as 34 points less than the leading Liverpool. In addition, their encounter in Autumn at Anfield ended with a high 4-1 victory of Liverpool, while last year at the Boleyn Ground was 3-2 to Liverpool.
Otherwise, the West Ham team this season mainly plays in the series, and so after a very poor results in the first 20 rounds and fall on the bottom of Premiership, in early February, Hammers enrolled four wins and one draw, which led to their breakthroughs to the middle of the table. Run of the three home wins practically ensured West Ham’s place in Premier league and in the next season . Those home wins were followed by two away defeats, and the home one to Manchester United. After this bad mini-series, with two wins in a row Hammers await the leading team and also the top goal scoring teams, who have netted 88 times so far.
While Rodgers doesnt have any problems regarding the injuries, Allardyce can’t count on George McCartney (hamstring), while James Collins (calf) and Marco Borriello (hamstring) are doubtful.
Liverpool title dream is alive, and the Reds aim to keep it that way. Having won 13 games in the last 15, in all competition, proves that Liverpool have the title ready team. Led by the top goal scoring duo in the league, Suarez and Sturridge, the Reds visit West Ham knowing that defeat would bounce back them after all the good things they have done so far. With 6 games remaining, Brendon Rodgers insist with the team focus, game per game.
“We can’t afford to worry about other teams, it would be wasting energy to worry about them,” the Liverpool manager told reporters.
“It is now about concentrating on performance. The way we are playing gives us great confidence.”
Chelsea with a win this Saturday over Stoke City, have sat on the first place, while Man City with a win over Southampton are on the third, putting pressure on both Chelsea and Liverpool. The Citiezens have a two game less played than Chelsea, and one game less than the Reds, while the Reds have one less than Chelsea, meaning with anything but a win in this Sunday’s game, Rodger’s men will threaten their first place spot.
Liverpool away record of 14 wins, one draw and one defeats, in the Premier league so far, puts them into a favourites in this game, and Suarez and company still will have a hard task defeating one of the hardest team defences in the league and team that have won six of their last nine top-flight matches, including their last two
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