Liverpool Vs West Ham – 3 key Battles
Liverpool’s current goals per game ratio is the best of any English team since the Second World War and maybe just maybe this Liverpool side under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers is on the cusp of something truly extraordinary. However to achieve that Liverpool must win 8 ‘cup finals’ continuously and their first ‘cup final’ starts against West Ham United.
While most have earmarked the games against Chelsea and Manchester City as the potential title deciders, it would all come to naught if the Merseyside team fails to beat Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United side on Sunday.
The three key battles which will decide the Sunday Battle Royale between Liverpool and West Ham United are discussed below.
Battle of Andy Carroll with the Liverpool defense:
While Andy Carroll arrived at Liverpool on the same day as one Luis Suarez, the contrasting fortunes of the player meant that the £35 million signing had to be let go. Facing Liverpool for the first time since being let go by the Merseyside club, it would be safe to assume that Carroll will not be short on motivation when playing against his former club on Sunday. Having scored one and assisted one away against Sunderland this big burly central forward will also not be short of confidence at the Boleyn Ground.
While Liverpool has been nothing short of class going forward their defence is still a bit of suspect even after Kolo Toure losing his place in the starting eleven. Come the last day of the Premier League race will it be Andy Carroll who cruelly shatters Liverpool’s hope of a first Premier League trophy?