Liverpool v West Ham teams: Four changes for Hammers, three youngsters on bench, Reds man fit again

West Ham have made four changes for their trip to Liverpool as they look to break out of the bottom three of the Premier League.

Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio both return after groin strains, while Havard Nordtveit and Andre Ayew are also back in the starting XI.

James Collins, Edimilson Fernandes, Arthur Masuaku and Ashley Fletcher drop out.

Three academy graduates – Marcus Browne, Alex Pike and former Chelsea youngster Domingos Quina – are on the substitutes bench, alongside Andy Carroll and Fletcher.

Sadio Mane starts for Liverpool despite limping off in the second half of the defeat at Bournemouth last weekend.

Adam Lallana returns to the starting line-up while Joel Matip comes back into the defence after an ankle injury.

Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Origi, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Klavan, Lucas, Alexander, Woodburn, Ejaria.

West Ham: Randolph; Nordtveit, Reid, Ogbonna; Antonio, Noble, Obiang, Cresswell; Lanzini, Ayew, Payet.
Subs: Adrian, Fernandes, Browne, Quina, Pike, Carroll, Fletcher.




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