Sky Sports pundit reveals his prediction for West Ham v Liverpool FC
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Liverpool FC to beat West Ham United 2-1 on Monday night
Charlie Nicholas is tipping Liverpool FC to claim a 2-1 victory over West Ham United on Monday night to keep their place at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds head into the game on the back of their 1-1 draw with Leicester City at Anfield in midweek as they failed to fully capitalise on Manchester City’s defeat by Newcastle United.
However, Liverpool FC are still five points clear of second-placed Manchester City as they continue their push towards trying to win the title.
The Reds will travel to Stratford on Monday night as they look to try and bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League.
And Arsenal legend Nicholas is tipping the Reds to claim all three points at the London Stadium on Monday night.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Nicholas said: “Liverpool did not handle the pressure well (at home to Leicester on Wednesday). They started with a goal in three minutes, but after that they were lethargic with the pass, Salah was denied a lot of space and I think West Ham will look at it and say, ‘we will get in your face and get about you’.
“It also looks like Arnautovic may be struggling to be fit, despite what West Ham say, but they have Hernandez – if they keep him – and Anderson, who can be a real handle and when he does it well, he does it really, really well.
“So, they will be dangerous and a real test for them and if they play it more like a counterattacking game, it will suit them and Liverpool will be a bit agitated.
“If I am Pellegrini, then I’m playing this as an away match and let Liverpool have possession. But I just feel this game will suit Liverpool going to the London Stadium and they will nick it, but there could be late drama with Origi coming off the bench to win it.”
Liverpool FC are still looking to win their first major trophy since Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfield in October 2015.