Vital Football

Latest Liverpool FC News

Liverpool: Stats Preview 17/18 - West Ham United (Home)

Liverpool: Stats Preview 17/18 - West Ham United (Home)

A selection of the key facts, figures and statistics ahead of the home fixture with West Ham United...

Another Premier League outing for Liverpool FC is fast approaching and, as per usual, we've been trawling the record books to bring you all the facts, figures and statistics you need to know.

The Reds are back in action on Saturday after their early domestic cup exits meant no fixture last weekend.

Jürgen Klopp's side are up against a West Ham United side who have improved markedly in recent months under former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes.

Here's what caught our eye:

• Liverpool and West Ham have contested 136 competitive matches during their respective histories with Liverpool leading overall courtesy of 72 wins to 28 defeats and 33 draws (source:

• Victory for the hosts, coupled with their 4-1 win at the Olympic Stadium in November, will see them record their first league double over the Hammers since 2013/14.

• The six league meetings in the intervening three years produced three West Ham wins, two for Liverpool and one draw. The visitors completed a league double of their own in 2015/16.

• There have been only two draws in the 25 Premier League games staged between these two since the 2002/03 season and both came at Anfield (Dec 2008, Jan 2016).

• The last three matches between these two have produced a combined 13 goals with Liverpool scoring four in consecutive wins (4-0, 4-1), following a 2-2 draw.

• Liverpool are undefeated in their last 15 home Premier League matches dating back to a 2-1 reversal to Crystal Palace in April 2017.

• Liverpool have won four matches by five or more goals in all competitions this season, the first time they have achieved that since the 1985/86 season (five victories by that margin).

• The Hammers have only lost two of their last 11 matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last three league and cup trips to Anfield, winning two.

• Moyes has won just five of the 30 matches in which he's faced the Reds as a manager however, losing over half of them and never recording a win at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah has now scored in five consecutive matches in all competitions - the first Reds player to achieve that feat since Divock Origi in December 2016 - and has 30 for the season, making him the first Red to reach the total since Luis Suarez in 2013/14.

17/18 Premier League Form
Last six matches
Liverpool (3rd): WWLWDW
West Ham United (12th): DWDDLW

Vital Liverpool predicts a 3-1 LFC win

So that's what the stats say, what do you think? Let us know your thoughts on the game below or vote in our poll...

Click here to check out the early team news

Click here to find out who will be officiating

Follow me on Twitter @superbag

At Vital Liverpool we're always looking for contributors so if you're an LFC fan who wants to share his or her opinion with the masses, simply email articles/blogs to

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Thursday February 22 2018
Time: 5:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent Liverpool Articles

Who Is The Premier League's Penalty Save King?

Another boring international break has hit this March, so if you've ever wondered who has saved the most penalties in Premier League history - wonder no more!

Liverpool: The Weekly LFC News Update (21/03/2018)

A selection of Liverpool Football Club-related stories and titbits you may have missed over the past seven days

Liverpool: Magic Mo Breaks More Records In Watford Rout

Reds respond to Manchester United defeat with a five star showing against Watford at Anfield

Stats: Liverpool v Watford

All the stats from Liverpool (5) vs (0) Watford, Anfield, 17/03/2018, 5.30pm GMT Att: 53,287

Liverpool Archived Articles

Vital Liverpool articles from

Site Journalists

Gavin Kelley-Day
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Was MOTM vs. Watford (Home)?
Suggested By:
Loris Karius6%
Joe Gomez0%
Joel Matip0%
Virgil van Dijk0%
Andrew Robertson0%
Jordan Henderson0%
Emre Can0%
Georginio Wijnaldum0%
Sadio Mane11%
Mohamed Salah83%
Roberto Firmino0%
James Milner (sub)0%
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (sub)0%
Danny Ings (sub)0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Liverpool Results (view all)

Liverpool Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

Vital Football Comment