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Aaaagggghhhh!. Not Anfield! Why West Ham are averse to visiting Liverpool

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By Brian Sears

19 November 2010

West Ham rest at the foot of the Premier League table, glancing nervously upwards.

They catch sight of their next hurdle. Oh no. Surely not. Of all the places they don’t want to go on Saturday at tea-time it’s Anfield. And where are they going? Yes indeedy; red peril ahead.

Any ground would pose problems for the Hammers these days. It’s 24 away games since they won on their travels in the Premier League – on the first day of last season at Wolves.

To be fair to West Ham, they have drawn nine of those 24, and lost just 15 of them. Ahem. But now it’s Anfield, the one ground among the current Premier League clubs where they have never tasted a Premier League victory. Not one. In 15 attempts. Crikey.

To be fair to West Ham, they have drawn four of the 15, and lost just 11 of them. Ahem.

They would probably rather be playing somewhere in London. In 295 away games in the Premier League before this weekend (details below), West Ham have won 66, and of those 66 wins, 19 have come at London grounds: Fulham (five wins in seven), Chelsea (four in 15), Arsenal (four in 16), Tottenham (three in 15) and Wimbledon (three in seven).

Gadzooks, they have even won at Old Trafford! Twice.

But wins an Anfield? None. Nada. Zero. Zilch.

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