Liverpool’s James Milner has called for his team to ‘keep this winning run going’ ahead of the Premier League leaders’ clash against West Ham United on Wednesday night.
The European champions will be hoping to extend their 16-point advantage at the top of the table to 19 when they travel to the London Stadium to face the only team they are yet to beat this season.
Originally, Jurgen Klopp’s side were supposed to clash with David Moyes’ side on December 21, however, the match was rescheduled due to Liverpool’s FIFA Club World Cup commitments over the Christmas period.
If the Reds are to claim their 23rd league win of the season then they will have beaten every Premier League opponent in the top-flight before January – shattering a 125-year club-record when the team previously achieved the feat during the 1895/96 season in the second-tier.
The Hammers are currently 17th in the league table, trailing the relegation places only by goal difference. Moyes’ side are winless in their previous four matches which recently culminated in a gut-wrenching FA Cup fourth-round defeat to a West Brom side that was resting the majority of their first-team regulars. West Ham have only one victory in their previous six league matches.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are currently on a run of 15 consecutive league wins. The Reds have also claimed 94 points from a possible 96 since March and are just nine league wins away from claiming their first league title since 1990 – but despite the mirror-opposite run of form, vice-captain Milner has called for his team to simply ‘keep winning’.
Posting on his official Instagram page, Milner wrote: “Another tough trip tonight – let’s keep this winning run going lads.”
The 33-year-old midfielder is still recovering from a muscle injury sustained against Everton in the FA Cup earlier this month and will miss the trip to the capital in midweek.
Milner has been an ever-present figure once again for the Reds this season. The former Manchester City star has featured in 28 appearances under Klopp this season – he has four goals and four assists during that period.
Liverpool’s clash against West Ham United at the London Stadium will take place from 19:45 GMT.