West Ham were brushed aside by Arsenal in their own backyard on Saturday. On the other hand, Liverpool were defeated by Bournemouth even after leading 3-1.
The Reds will collide against the Hammers next weekend at Anfield and the home side should be considered favorites to earn all three points.
Liverpool were terrible at the back against the Cherries and conceded 3 goals in the last 15 minutes to ruin the game for themselves in the second half.
Lucas started in place of Cameroonian star Joel Matip in the central defense and the Brazilian could not form a solid partnership with Lovren.
The summer signing has turned into a very important player for the Reds and was badly missed. He missed the game against Bournemouth due to injury (ankle).
Liverpool have only lost two games this season and in both the fixtures, Matip was absent for the Merseysiders. In his presence, the Reds are still unbeaten.
As per the latest update provided by PhysioRoom, the Schalke star is expected to be fit for the Reds to face West Ham United next Sunday and his return will be a major boost for Jurgen Klopp.