Where: Upton Park
When: Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m. GMT
Sam Allardyce has continued to deflect criticism from fans despite winning his last two games, but facing the leaders and potential champions-elect will prove a tougher prospect than Hull City and Sunderland.
Brendan Rodgers brings the Reds to Upton Park on the wave of unbridled optimism, with significant momentum in tow following an outstanding run in 2014.
With six games to go, Rodgers knows six wins will see his side crowned champions, and just as he has done all season, he will be looking no further than the three points against his next opponent. Watch out, West Ham.
For all the criticism being leveled at Allardyce, six wins and three defeats in their last 10 games suggests that he is doing something right at Upton Park. It may not be pretty to watch, but there is no doubting its effectiveness as the Hammers currently lie 11 points clear of the relegation zone.
Liverpool’s 2014 form has been nothing short of spectacular. With 11 wins and two draws from 13 games, it is easy to see why their rise up the table has been so swift and why they are genuinely being talked about as title contenders.
The scintillating form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge has propelled the Reds to the top, and it is unlikely the Hammers will provide a telling obstacle in their pursuit of a first league title of the Premier League era.
In any encounter involving Liverpool, the key figures are always Suarez and Sturridge, who have 49 league goals between them. Subdue them and you stand a chance of leaving with something, especially with their not-so-watertight defence.
However, such is the confidence permeating through Rodgers’ side that they have game-winners all over the pitch, from the obvious sources like Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling to the less obvious threats like Jordan Henderson and Martin Skrtel.
On paper, and on current form, Liverpool look like they have too much for their hosts and in the SAS partnership Rodgers looks to have found a winning formula.
Prediction: West Ham United 1-4 Liverpool