Tonight’s FA Cup fourth-round replay represents an opportunity for both West Ham United and Liverpool to bounce back from disappointing results on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Hammers were unable to find a way past Fraser Forster and Southampton at the weekend, despite playing 40 minutes against ten-men. West Ham will be looking to Enner Valencia to fire them into the next round and move another step closer to lifting the FA Cup before vacating the old Boleyn Ground at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Reds will be looking to regain some confidence after conceding two late goals against a relegation battling Sunderland. Big summer signing Christian Benteke is likely to start and he will hope to prove his worth to manager Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool bid to reach two Wembley finals in the same campaign.
Both frontmen will be key to getting their team into the fifth-round, where the victors will visit Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park later this month. Here is how Valencia and Benteke match up so far this season…