There’s plenty to get excited tonight as Liverpool make the trip to London to take on West Ham in their fourth round replay (KO 19:45).
With Blackburn waiting in Round 5 there’s certainly plenty to play for as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to revive their faltering season.
Popular Irish brand Paddy Power today offered Liverpool at a phenomenal price of 10/1, which means that a tenner on the Reds would return £100:
The jovial Irish company report that the price has already seen plenty of attention from punters, as a Wembley appearance starts to appear on the horizon for the victor.
The German will be back on the touchline following his recent absence with an appendix problem, which will surely provide a welcome boost to confidence to the side.
West Ham coach Slaven Bilic is also in buoyant mood, telling the official FA website:
“We are well prepared for whatever team they come with. We will know that one hour before the game and it is not a big problem.
“This is the third time we have played Liverpool and they have had different line-ups. Daniel Sturridge is a great player and has been injured, but if it is not Sturridge, it will be [Christian] Benteke. They have a lot of good strikers and the difference is the midfield”
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that Daniel Sturridge could make an appearance also, commenting to theFA.com:
“I think everyone hopes this, Daniel hopes it, I hope it,” added Klopp.
“That is absolutely normal, what we tried to do after the last injury. That is what we have to do. It always sounds like a criticism, but it is only a description of the situation, nothing else.”
Much has been made of the recent Liverpool walkout following ticket prices, with the scandal already casting a shadow over tonight’s game. Klopp commenting to ESPN.co.uk:
“It was a sign on Saturday and I think it was easy to understand. That is the good thing with signs. Now we have to talk about it. This club is a really big club that has faced a few difficult situations in the history of Liverpool FC.
“These other problems were bigger than the problem we have in this moment but supporters never ever lost their love of the club and that will not happen now. We have our job to do on the pitch which is easier to help people enjoy the game, we will try, and I know the owners are really interested in having a good relationship with our supporters. In the moment, we understood the sign, I think, and now we look for a solution.”
With all that is going on at Liverpool at the moment tonight’s game should be an interesting encounter, (KO 19:45).