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  • Date: Wednesday December 20  – 20.00 GMT
  • Location: Anfield, Liverpool, England
  • Teams: Liverpool vs West Ham United

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Favourites Liverpool host West Ham

Liverpool have won the EFL Cup a record nine times, four of which came in consecutive years in their 1980s heyday. Their 1981 triumph saw them overcome their 2023/24 quarter-final opponents West Ham after a replay, one of two occasions that the Hammers have made the final. Liverpool, currently in second place in the Premier League, are favourites to win the competition this season. At the time of writing, Coral have the Reds priced at 7/4.

West Ham have never won the EFL Cup, however, they knocked out league leaders Arsenal earlier in the season and their triumph in the Europa Conference League last season demonstated that they are a dangerous cup side.


Liverpool dropped to second in the Premier League after being held to a draw by Manchester United on Sunday. With a top of the table clash with Arsenal to come at the weekend, Jurgen Klopp may opt to rotate his side.

Ryan Gravenberch is likely to miss out for Liverpool, after Klopp confirmed the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury against Man United. Harvey Elliott could come into the starting XI after impressing off the bench in recent weeks.

Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Alexis Mac Allister (knee), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Joel Matip (ACL) and Diogo Jota (muscle) all miss out.

West Ham United

West Ham bounced back from a heavy defeat to Fulham with a resounding win over Wolves to keep in the hunt for a European place. David Moyes is expected to name a strong side. Michail Antonio, who is likely to be out for another couple of weeks is the only injury concern.


West Ham are a good side who are capable of causing anyone problems. Should Klopp shuffle his pack, Liverpool may take time to find their rhythm but I think that they will have too much for West Ham. After a frustrating game against Man United where they couldn’t find the net I expect them to make ammends here. Home win.

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Chris is a former athlete and a qualified PE teacher. He is a keen football fan, watching many matches at different levels throughout the season, and enjoys following many different sports. With betting and sports sites, he has a keen eye for detail and can to highlight positives and negatives for users. His experience in sport as a performer, teacher, writer and fan allows him to see things from many different perspectives. Editorial Promise