4-2-3-1: Liverpool’s Best XI vs West Ham – Start the youngster


Getting there

Liverpool showed more improvement and some exciting signs against Arsenal.

And while they had really good opportunities to win the game, particularly in the first half, they would surely have taken the draw before kick off.

Because it means an extension to their unbeaten start to the season and more minutes for this new team.

We are loving the signs of promise between Coutinho and Benteke. But we would really like to see Firmino and Ibe start for Liverpool.

Many Liverpool fans have criticised our choice of Ibe – who is just 19 – to start games.

But we think he’s good enough and big enough to take games by the scruff of the neck on the right flank.

Get Firmino in the hole and Coutinho on the left, where he can cut in and cause all sort of problems, but also exploit the space on the flanks with his pace.

He’s also great at number ten but we think that the whole team has more balance with Ibe right, Firmino in the middle and Coutinho on the left.

It’s a fantastic trio to have behind the big man.

Jordan Henderson will hopefully be fit enough to take his place alongside Milner in the engine room.

We would also be keen to give Sakho some minutes in the defence.

So here is our best XI vs West Ham – an opponent that you never quite know what to expect from.

Liverpool fans: let’s have your elevens.

The view of the Anfield pitch from the Anfield Road Upper Stand.

The view of the Anfield pitch from the Anfield Road Upper Stand.



  1. RedForce10

    Aug 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I honestly feel Can NEEDS to start.. a better option than Hendo who has to stay on bench for me, I know he’s our captain but IMO, our team is stronger without him. Sakho does deserve some game time, however we should stick to the same back 4 as they’ve worked well so far so no need to rock the boat. Sakho will get his chance #YNWA


  2. Gmackgmcgraegmcgraegmcgrae

    Aug 26, 2015 at 1:41 am

    To keep picking Ibe right now risks the player regressing as his performances in the first two league games have been disappointing and he was really poor against Arsenal. Lallana and even Teixiera seem well ahead of Ibe right now and I believe another season on loan may well benefit Jordan. Ibe starting the first two games while Can is left on the bench does not make sense to me. Milner or Lallana should join Couthino and Fimino as the 3rd attacking midfielder IMO and Teixiera should be pushing for a place from the bench with Markovic.

  3. prester john k

    Aug 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Comment: keeping a winning defence is best & dont intend to change back 5, but at midfield park defensive minded player is needed,thus either lucas or erme can, here lucas is best option as erme can is more registra than destroyer & that is significat in screen defence & breaking opponent play, henderson/can & milner may b deployed to provide power,& intensity thus disrupting opponent player which will allow creativity & attacks of countinho & firmino, who showed they understand each other well, with 3 games so far it is high time ings & markovic get playing time, meaning benteke start & be benched on hour mark

  4. sarfo abraham

    Aug 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Comment: i think we should maintain the same think against WestHam.

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