West Ham United’s recent Premier League revival will continue with a draw against Liverpool on Wednesday (26 April), according to Mark Lawrenson
The Hammers moved six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend (23 April), but they will face a Liverpool side that has scored nine goals in their last two games.
Lawrenson predicted in his weekly Paddy Power predictions column that the Reds’ defense was still “all over the place” despite their four-match unbeaten run, and that David Moyes’ side would draw 1-1.
“Liverpool’s defense is still a little all over the place, and they’re not convincing at all,” he wrote.
“West Ham have recently become more direct. “I’m going for a draw here.”
West Ham United will go into this match against Liverpool full of confidence after a week that appears to have completely changed the course of their season.
Prior to the 2-2 draw against Arsenal, there was still a lot of pressure on Moyes’ shoulders; the club was just above the relegation zone, and a Europa Conference League quarter-final tie was on the horizon.
However, after convincingly defeating Gent and Bournemouth in the previous week, the Hammers appear to have released the brakes and can now take on Klopp’s side.
Despite this form, they will face a stern examination from a Liverpool side that comes into the game full of confidence.
Diego Jota is scoring goals like crazy right now, Mo Salah looks revitalized after some early-season struggles, and Trent Alexander-Arnold appears far happier in the inverted full-back role he has played in their last two games.
This game appears too close to call, and Lawrenson’s 1-1 prediction could be spot on.