If you look at the form table over the last five fixtures, West Ham are second.
The Hammers have racked up four successive Premier League wins in a run that, until Thursday, had propelled them into the top four, almost without anyone noticing.
More attention has been given to Liverpool’s struggles over the last month.
However the Reds finally notched up their first league win and goals of 2021 on Thursday when they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1, pushing West Ham down to fifth in the process.
However the Reds’ injury problems showed no signs of easing on Thursday.
Currently Joel Matip, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are all on the treatment table.
In Friday’s press conference boss Jurgen Klopp was unsure about the extent of Matip’s injury after he was substituted at half-time against Spurs, but said Fabinho – who missed Thursday’s win – had “no chance” of playing.
What time is West Ham vs Liverpool?
It is a 4.30pm kick-off in east London on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham vs Liverpool TV channel and live stream
West Ham vs Liverpool is one of three Premier League matches being shown on Sky Sports on Sunday.
Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels are showing all of today’s top-flight games apart from Chelsea vs Burnley.
Those with Sky Sports subscriptions can stream the match through the Sky Go or NOW TV apps.