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Pablo Zabaleta targets Liverpool scalp to boost Europa League hopes

Pablo Zabaleta targets Liverpool scalp to boost Europa League hopes

One man who will be back for the Reds to take on the Hammers, is versatile midfielder James Milner.

Jamie Carragher criticised Liverpool's performance against West Ham on Monday as Jurgen Klopp's title challengers dropped points again.

It proved to be a warning shot for West Ham, and Liverpool broke the deadlock against the run of play moments later when Mane turned smartly inside the area before picking out the bottom corner for his third goal in as many games. You don't need to let him go, keep him there. They've got a great chance of doing it but the fans have just got to stick by them, keep supporting them because it is going to be tough. Both full-backs will have their task cut out against the threat posed by the Liverpool wide players. They got to the top through solidity, security and composure, but it has been lacking since the turn of the year. They should have been seven clear on Wednesday; a week later they could find themselves wondering where their lead went.

A win for West Ham at the London Stadium would do Spurs and City a huge favour. I think they [Liverpool] deserve it.

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Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk said: 'It was a tough match.

Spurs operate at the elite level in recent seasons under Mauricio Pochettino while West Ham are part of a group of six teams fighting out to be the best of the rest.

Gomez had made 18 appearances for the Premier League leaders ahead of the injury. We had a great start to it with Arsenal at home, though, and to come here and perform like we did today after those three defeats was a massive performance for us. I should have scored myself, we should have scored two or three more goals on another day.

"His attitude during this rehab has been outstanding but it just hasn't healed as we'd have liked so we will make this intervention and then he will come back".