Liverpool’s backcourt injuries have been well documented, but the news that Saturday’s opponent West Ham United will not have one of their key figures encouraged Liverpool.
Hammer owner David Moyes confirmed that Michail Antonio will miss the game at Anfield because he was forced to leave last weekend’s game against Manchester City.
“We don’t think it’s too bad, but it’s enough to get him out of this game, that’s for sure,” Moyes talks about forwardHe also failed to complete the 90-minute game in Tottenham’s 3-3 draw.
Antonio will be a eldest lady who ended the game as the top scorer of the London club last season and has already entered the net three times this semester, including in the city competition.
However, his absence from the 1
Moyes’ obvious move is to replace Antonio with Sebastian Haller and maintain the 5-2-3 formation used so far this season.
Since returning from injury in July, the club has recorded that the signing of Haller has been unpopular. Since the restart of the Premier League summer, all his league appearances have come from the bench. However, the former Frankfurt striker scored once in the league this season, leading the team to score the fourth goal in West Ham United’s defeat of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup this season. Score four times.
Compared with Antonio, he is more dangerous in the air. This may be the problem of the Liverpool defender’s lack of Virgil van Dijk’s aerial ability, but the lack of the various actions shown by the Englishman.
Moyes tried another option before adding Haller to the mix on Saturday, including introducing Andriy Yarmolenko to the right of the top three and placing Jarrod Bowen ) Moved into center.
Bowen did his best in every aspect, but his shooting percentage allowed him to end the game with the seventh-highest total score last season, even though he left Hull City for West Ham in January.
The 23-year-old has taken 12 goals this season (according to FBref.com), scored 3 goals, and got close to him in the match that defeated Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson last season. The second game played by Sri Lanka.
If Moyes goes down this route, it is likely to cause the top three to be smoother, while Jamorenko and Pablo Fornals can freely occupy the center within 90 minutes.
Another option Moyes might use involves introducing a new signature Said Benrahma.
The Algerian joined West Ham from Brentford on the deadline, but did not participate in the 18th game day of the city game, and may not be considered ready to go straight to the starting XI.
However, if Ben Lama’s performance in Griffin Park this season can be imagined, then he will be able to provide a more subtle and direct element to West Ham’s offense.
He may be a broad choice, and Haller or Bowen are in the middle, but Moyes may take time to put him on the bench.
Regardless of how West Ham United will line up on Saturday, Liverpool will also need to be wary of aerial threats from the audience.
Fabian Balbuena scored a header with the Spurs, while central defender Angelo Ogbonna scored the Hammers goal for the first time against Liverpool in 2016 , And Tomas Soucek (Tomas Soucek) increased his height from midfield.
Without Antonio on the field, Moyes may pay more attention to the offensive line against the unfamiliar Liverpool backcourt, so no matter who launches an offense in the backcourt, he must remain vigilant.