Liverpool signed Andy Carroll for £35 million from Newcastle United on this day in 2011. Today, he is expected to line up against his former employers.
Likewise, Stewart Downing is set to play against Liverpool and both he and Carroll would love the opportunity to show Brendan Rodgers he was wrong to sell them.
However, with West Ham above Liverpool in the league table and in the race for the Champions League places, the notion of revenge will take a backseat to the Hammers performing professionally. In that aspect they have some form as they defeated Liverpool 3-1 earlier this season at Upton Park.
That said, Liverpool are much improved these days and a certain star striker is available to play today after five months out.
Full team sheets below: