Line-up vs West Ham: Mascherano returns

Javier Mascherano returns to the Liverpool starting line-up for this afternoon’s Premier League clash away at West Ham, with Albert Riera dropping to the bench.

Ryan Babel is on the bench after being dropped for last Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Burnley and Fabio Aurelio is also named amongst the substitutes after recovering from a knee injury.

There is no Andriy Voronin in the squad today.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Insua, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Lucas, Benayoun, Kuyt, Gerrard, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Riera, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Babel, Degen, Dossena.

Kick-off at Upton Park is 5.30pm.