The peek from West Ham: ‘I tipped Liverpool for the title’ – Liverpool FC

Liverpool head to the London Stadium for Monday evening’s conflict with West Ham United as Jürgen Klopp’s aspect undercover agent to consolidate their lead at the highest of the Premier League.

The Hammers claimed the indispensable scalp of Arsenal firstly of January but fill since hit a speed of three defeats on the jump, including an FA Cup upset by the hands of League One aspect AFC Wimbledon.

Manuel Pellegrini will possible be traumatic a response from his gamers in opposition to the Reds – so, what can we seek recordsdata from from them in the capital?

We caught up with Sean Whetstone (@westhamfootball) – West Ham season label holder, blogger and presenter on Moore Than Staunch a Podcast – to web out…

What goes on on with the Hammers’ do for the time being? 

West Ham fill repeatedly had the flexibility to raise their game in opposition to the larger clubs but then, for some purpose, the smaller teams would roll us over, as they’ve performed just lately. 

On the time of the Arsenal game, I believed it became once a gigantic performance and presumably the birth of bigger and better things for the Hammers. With hindsight, Arsenal were no longer at their most productive and we presumably loyal got lucky.

What’s your growth record on the Hammers since that four-Zero loss to Liverpool on the opening day of the season?

We went on to lose the next three after that game, so as to note support at where we were then, backside with out a ingredients, to having 31 ingredients now, we have surpassed early expectations.

Superior 5 out of seven in December in opposition to the more straightforward teams presumably masked that there is silent quite lots of work wished for this Pellegrini team to growth, and a top-six explain is silent a beneficial distance off.

Which participant has taken aback you most to this point this interval of time?

Lukasz Fabianski has been the biggest and most welcome surprise. When we forked out £7m for a 33-year-feeble goalkeeper from a relegated team many supporters were unimpressed with the signing and the club’s ambition. 

However Fabianski has been in big do and is one in every of the very most life like ‘keepers in the Premier League. He’s preferred by West Ham fans and is possible to be picked for the coveted Hammer of the one year award at the cease of the season if he carries on with his big performances.

What fill you made of Liverpool’s season to this point?

Klopp is a manager presumably each fan would love at their club. He looks to join effectively with supporters wherever he has been, that buys him time in an effort to originate a club in his image. He has now been at Liverpool prolonged sufficient to mildew them and moreover you would possibly presumably well undercover agent why he became once so preferred at Dortmund and why he brought them success. 

Before the total lot of the season, I tipped Liverpool to steal the Premier League on a prominent Liverpool fan net pages. I mentioned it became once Liverpool’s time to shine and I became once the handiest one in every of the 19 opposition supporters to predict the last success this season. I hope that prediction comes loyal!

The assign will the sport be obtained and misplaced?

Liverpool will dominate the possession so West Ham would possibly presumably additionally silent be gorgeous after we have the ball. We desire to interrupt with tempo and we would possibly presumably additionally very effectively be in a mutter to derive leisurely your defence. If we are sluggish out, you will harass us and recuperate.

Which one Liverpool participant would you are looking out for to survey in a West Ham United shirt?

It would possibly perchance maybe presumably also be too glaring and slow to glean Mohamed Salah. As we’re shipping objectives in the previous couple of games, in opposition to Wimbledon and Wolves, I’d glean Virgil van Dijk – what an big defender he’s!

How do you seek recordsdata from the Hammers to line up?

Pellegrini loves his four-four-2 formations and so do most Hammers fans as it enforces the West Ham map, but that does trek away us very gentle in the heart. With Arnautovic presumably out injured with a bruised foot, I imagine we can trek 5 in the heart for this game.

We fill got so many injuries and out-of-do gamers for the time being or no longer it’s hard to glean the team, but my prediction is as follows.

What is your prediction for the sport?

My neatly-liked prediction is 1-Zero to West Ham as I abominate predicting a loss for my fill team, especially at residence at the London Stadium. However that’s my coronary heart talking, my head is awaiting a convincing Liverpool steal to push on along with your title ambitions.

Premier League 2018-19
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