Liverpool are preparing to face West Ham at Anfield on Saturday, October 31. Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has made his prediction.
Lawrenson expects the game to end in the Reds' 2-0 win.
"Without the injured Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool are playing a little bit like they know their back door is slightly ajar.
"Fabinho's hamstring injury in midweek clearly does not help in that department. He is extremely unlikely to play in this game, but at least it doesn't look like he is going to be another long-term absentee.
"Having Alisson back in goal is a big boost, but he doesn't come for crosses so the Reds will need to find a way to deal with that.
"West Ham have got their own injury problems too, though. Michail Antonio is their best striker but he is a big doubt after he was injured against Manchester City following his superb goal in that game.
"Without him, West Ham will still be competitive but it is hard to see them getting anything out of this one."
Lawrenson's score prediction: 2-0
source - BBC
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