Liverpool v West Ham: Can they hold off a resurgent West Ham?

With the league title race fast approaching and the Premier League still reeling from the shock of losing out on a second consecutive title in three years, there are some questions hanging over Liverpool and the club’s pursuit of a fourth Premier League title.

The Reds will take on West Ham United on Saturday afternoon (15:30 GMT) at Anfield.

Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson for the first time this season, having undergone surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

However, the 21-year-old is expected to return in time to take on his former club.

West Ham have a host of injury concerns, including the return of frontman Jack Wilshere and a pair of key attacking midfielders, Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Salma.

West Bromwich Albion also have a busy schedule this week, as they host Newcastle United on Sunday (17:00 GMT) before they travel to Manchester City on Tuesday (18:00).

Liverpool have also played four of their last six away games, including a 2-0 win over Manchester City last weekend.

However, West Ham’s injury concerns come in the form of a possible transfer to Liverpool in January.

Liverpool have a long list of players still in contract at Upton Park, with only Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Agger and Roberto Firmino remaining on the club-record deal for 2018.

Wests striker Divock Origi is on the verge of a move to Anfield and could be in line to make his Liverpool debut if the Reds retain him.