Spurs are currently four points behind the fourth-placed Reds in the Premier League, but they hold a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp's men, and will aim to exploit that this week by adding a fourth consecutive win to a successful run.
David Moyes' men, meanwhile, beat West Brom 2-1 in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, and will be aiming to continue their climb out of trouble against their bitter rivals.
|Game||Tottenham v West Ham|
|Date||Thursday, January 4|
|Time||20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET|
|Stream (US only)||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the United Kingdom (UK) the game is available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Premier League, as well as being available to stream live online using the Sky Go app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go app|
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SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||West Ham players|
|Defenders||Reid, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Cresswell, Rice|
|Midfielders||Noble, Obiang, Quina, Antonio, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Fernandes|
|Forwards||Martinez, Sakho, Carroll, Hernandez, Ayew|
West Ham are without James Collins, Sam Byram, Jose Fonte, Michail Antonio and Diafra Sakho against Spurs, while Aaron Cresswell should play after returning against the Baggies.
Andy Carroll may continue up front, but it remains to be seen if he will play two matches in as many days.
Potential Man City starting XI: Adrian; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Obiang; Ayew, Lanzini, Arnautovic; Hernandez.
|Goalkeepers||Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga|
|Defenders||Trippier, Rose, Vertonghen, Aurier, Foyth, Davies, Walker-Peters|
|Midfielders||Lamela, Eriksen, Dier, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Winks, Georgiou, Oakley-Boothe, Amos|
|Forwards||Kane, Son, N'Koudou, Llorente|
Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld, who remains on the long-term injury list, while Danny Rose has a knee injury.
Mousa Dembele could return after missing the game against Swansea, while Harry Kane should play up front after being rested for the majority of the Baggies clash.
Potential Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davies; Winks, Wanyama; Sissoko, Eriksen, Son; Kane.
BETTING & MATCH ODDS
Spurs are overwhelming favourites to win the game, and are priced at 2/7 with dabblebet. West Ham are 10/1 to nab another victory at Wembley, while the draw is 9/2.
A repeat of West Ham's 3-2 Carabao Cup win is priced at 100/1.
Spurs have been bitten by West Ham before, and will be wary not to repeat the performance that saw them knocked out of the Carabao Cup in October.
After taking a 2-0 lead into half-time, the Hammers roared back to win 3-2, scoring three goals in 15 minutes.
Spurs' form since has been somewhat mixed, but they are in the midst of a three-game winning run following Tuesday's 2-0 victory at Swansea City, and a victory over David Moyes' men would boost their aspirations of a top-four finish.
The Hammers, meanwhile, are currently 16th, but they have enjoyed excellent results against the league's biggest hitters in recent months.
A 2-1 loss to Manchester City belied an excellent performance, and was followed by a 1-0 win over Chelsea and a creditable 0-0 draw with Arsenal, so Moyes has every right to be confident of a good showing in what is sure to be an electric atmosphere.