LFC Line-up v West Ham: Lucas and Fabio Borini start as Martin Skrtel returns

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Lucas Leiva and Fabio Borini are both handed starts by Brendan Rodgers for Liverpool’s Premier League trip to West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: A general view of West Ham United's Upton Park Stadium before the Premiership match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Both Lucas and Borini made positive impacts when they came on during the second-half of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Ludogorets in the Champions League in mid-week and are rewarded today.

Skrtel returns in place of Mamadou Sakho, with Dejan Lovren expected to revert to left centre-back.

Adam Lallana drops to the bench, whilst there’s no place in the matchday squad for Philippe Coutinho as Lazar Markovic is named among the substitutes.

Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Jon Flanagan, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge are all injured and miss today’s clash in east London.

Former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing lines up for the Hammers.

Liverpool won this fixture last season, beating West Ham 2-1 thanks to two Steven Gerrard penalties back in April.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Lucas, Sterling, Borini, Balotelli.

Substitutes: Jones, Toure, Enrique, Sakho, Markovic, Lallana, Lambert.

West Ham Adrian, Reid, Cresswell, Tomkins, Kouyate, Downing, Sakho, Noble, Demel, Song, Valencia.

Substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Zarate, Vaz Te, Jenkinson, Collins, Amalfitano, Cole.

West Ham v Liverpool gets underway at 5.30pm and is live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

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