One more time! West Ham and Liverpool’s first meeting in the fourth round of the FA Cup resulted in a draw. Now, the Reds of Liverpool will face the West Ham Irons on Feb. 9 for a replay. It’s ‘do or die’ for these teams, and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this rematch. Click to watch.
It’s not déjà vu. Liverpool and West Ham are once again facing each other in the fourth round of the FA Cup. But this time, a winner will advance to the next stage while the loser will have to watch the rest of the tournament from home.
The Reds of Liverpool will travel to lovely West Ham to play the Hammers at home on Feb. 9. The crowds at Boelyn Ground will be treated to a highly competitive match between two of the FA Cup’s best teams. The winner will go on to the fifth round, so there’s a lot at stake. This “replay” (aka rematch) kicks off at 2:45 P.M. EST, so be ready to catch every single second.
When the Irons faced the Reds on Jan. 30, it was a tough game that resulted in a 0-0 score. Liverpool is entering this match as the underdog, per TotalSportek, since the Reds blew a 2-0 lead when playing Sunderland on Feb. 6. In fact, when the Reds fell apart during that Premier League match, thousands of fans walked out of the game in protest of the team and the £77 top-priced ticket in the new main stand next term, according to the BBC.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp missed that disappointing performance from his team, as he having his appendix removed. “I feel good and I am back in the race,” Jurgen said just two days after his operation, reports Sky Sports. “I figured if I feel bad I should stay at home, but I feel good.”
Hopefully, the return of Jurgen will help the Reds overcome any issues. However, the Irons are ready for them. “We played their strongest team and then a team with five or six regular starters,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said to the BBC, “so we are well prepared for whatever team they come with.”
West Ham will be without James Tomkins, who suffered a calf injury, according to Daily Mail. Liverpool will be without midfielders Joe Allen and Cameron Brannagan. Strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are set to return for this game.
Who do you think will advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup, HollywoodLifers? Liverpool or West Ham?