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Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
The match has reached full-time.
Raheem Sterling takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian parries the effort to safety.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Flanagan on Matthew Jarvis.
Clearance by Winston Reid.
Shot by Stewart Downing missed to the right of the net.
Jon Flanagan makes a clearance.
Adrian takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Jordan Henderson.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Adrian fumbles the ball.
Stewart Downing delivers the ball.
Pablo Armero concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.
Clearance made by Leiva Lucas.
Kolo Toure joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Sturridge.
Carlton Cole is brought on as a substitute for Mohamed Diame.
Luis Suarez takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Header at goal by Guy Demel goes right of the post.
Foul by Jon Flanagan on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Adrian catches the ball.
Jon Flanagan takes the free kick.
Jon Flanagan fouled by Antonio Nocerino, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
Matthew Jarvis on for Matthew Taylor.
Foul by Jordan Henderson on Mark Noble, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Glen Johnson.
Clearance made by Adrian.
Penalty taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard and scored. West Ham 1-2 Liverpool.
Caution for Adrian.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Adrian on Jon Flanagan.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
Antonio Nocerino comes on in place of Kevin Nolan.
Pablo Armero manages to make a clearance.
Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and cleared the bar.
A cross is delivered by Luis Suarez.
Header at goal by Andy Carroll hits the bar.
Clearance by Martin Skrtel.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Adrian makes a block.
Guy Demel makes a clearance.
Leiva Lucas takes a shot. Pablo Armero gets a block in.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. Adrian makes a block.
Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Carroll on Jordan Henderson.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball.
James Tomkins takes the free kick.
Matthew Taylor fouled by Raheem Sterling, the ref awards a free kick.
Adrian makes a clearance.
Winston Reid challenges Raheem Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Andy Carroll fouled by Mamadou Sakho, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Stewart Downing.
The game restarts for the second half.
The first half comes to an end.
Guy Demel grabs a goal with a right foot finish. West Ham 1-1 Liverpool.
Corner taken by Mark Noble.
Stewart Downing sends in a cross.
Leiva Lucas comes on in place of Phillippe Coutinho.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Steven Gerrard scores a penalty. West Ham 0-1 Liverpool.
James Tomkins handles the ball and concedes a .
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Andy Carroll.
The ball is swung over by Mohamed Diame.
Clearance made by Jordan Henderson.
Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Martin Skrtel makes a clearance.
Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Matthew Taylor fouled by Jordan Henderson, the ref awards a free kick.
Pablo Armero makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Mamadou Sakho.
Shot by Daniel Sturridge went over.
Clearance made by Glen Johnson.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.
Stewart Downing manages to make a clearance.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.
Raheem Sterling takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian safely holds on.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.
Clearance made by Jon Flanagan.
The ball is swung over by Jon Flanagan.
Clearance made by Winston Reid.
Mohamed Diame crosses the ball.
Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho.
Jon Flanagan manages to make a clearance.
Winston Reid makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard.
The ball is swung over by Raheem Sterling.
Centre by Mohamed Diame.
Luis Suarez takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Sturridge.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing.
The referee gets the game underway.
Allardyce wants duo to shine
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes Liverpool old-boys Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing will have to be at their very best against their former club on Sunday if the Hammers are to have any chance of causing an upset.
The Reds visit Upton Park fighting it out with Manchester City and Chelsea to be crowned Barclays Premier League champions with both Carroll and Downing deemed surplus to requirements by Brendan Rodgers since he took charge at Anfield.
The England international duo were snapped up by Allardyce, with Joe Cole also returning to West Ham from Liverpool in January 2013, and the 59-year-old knows that those players will have to put in top-drawer performances if they are to hurt the title tilt of Rodgers' side and make their point to the Northern Irishman.
"He (Brendan Rodgers) made a decision early on (with Carroll) and we were the first to try and resolve that situation," said Allardyce.
"As disappointed as Andy was, that was the decision made by Brendan and you have to move on, you have to put it behind you.
"Stewart Downing also comes into the fray where he played a part in Liverpool last season and then joined us. The rest of the team and those two lads particularly will want to show how good they are on Sunday. Let's hope they play very, very well on Sunday because we need them to."
Allardyce has confirmed captain Kevin Nolan will be available for the game having been forced off late in the win over Sunderland.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger insists it would be wrong to focus on the threat of former team-mate Andy Carroll and under-estimate the rest of the West Ham side.
The Hammers' striker was injured for their 4-1 defeat at Anfield in December, but after two goals in his last four matches he is finding a bit of form ahead of the visit of the Reds.
It will be the first time Carroll has faced his former side since being off-loaded by Rodgers for B#15million - a massive B#20million loss on his record fee of January 2011.
Carroll will no doubt have a point to prove to Rodgers in particular, but Agger said the focus has to remain on themselves and not whom they are facing.
"West Ham is a tough place to go. They have a few more than Andy, it is a good strong team," he told Press Association Sport.
"You cannot underestimate anyone, we see that week in, week out.
"I think their whole team will give us a hard time, but we have to focus on our game and the way we play.
"The most important thing is to win the next one."
Liverpool went top of the table with a 4-0 victory over Tottenham last Sunday to make it eight successive league wins, but they could be passed by Chelsea if they beat Stoke on Saturday.
The Reds found themselves in a similar position at Christmas when they were top on December 25 yet two games later were outside the top four.
Agger said for that reason no-one was getting carried away with reaching the summit again.
"The most important thing is to be top of the league at the end of the season because the league is so tight," added the Denmark international.
"I think we showed confidence against Tottenham, but the most important thing is to stay focused and know your job.
"We wanted to win our last game and that was what was in our head and now we have prepared for this week."
Manager Brendan Rodgers is confident his players will not be distracted by the title run-in, especially being chased by Chelsea and Manchester City, who both have more experienced sides in terms of winning it recently.
He, for one, will not be losing too much sleep over what the chasing pack are doing.
"We can't afford to worry about other teams," he said.
"Manchester City are a squad full of outstanding players with an excellent manager and are a club who have been building for a number of years.
"Chelsea have some top, experienced players and a world-class manager and if I spent my time worrying about our rivals and what they have got I'd be wasting my energy.
"We are very calm and focused on what our job is and for me it's about the next training session and instilling the confidence and belief in the squad that we can get results.
"We'll continue to work that way until the end of the season.
"A lot of teams would swap where we are in the league. For me it is just about the concentration on performance, that is what our focus has been on and we have been performing to a real high level."
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