Liverpool injury update ahead of West Ham clash — Martin Skrtel returns

Brendan Rodgers has given an update on the availability of his players for this Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Ham.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Southampton's Graziano Pelle during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways domestically after losing their second league game of the season to Aston Villa last Saturday at Anfield.

As reported earlier, Liverpool will be without defender Jon Flanagan for several months after the 21-year-old was forced to undergo surgery on his left knee.

“Young Jon Flanagan, unfortunately, has just had an operation that will probably have him out for a few months – which is disappointing,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.

However, the return of Martin Skrtel following injury will give Rodgers a healthy selection dilemma in central defence — Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho vying to keep their places in the first team.

Rodgers added, “Martin Skrtel is back training with the team, which is great news for us. Glen Johnson should be back training over the course of the weekend.

Daniel Sturridge should hopefully be back training at some point next week. Joe Allen is still out and he’ll be out for a few weeks yet.”

Emre Can remains sidelined for the Reds, and won’t return until around mid-October.

West Ham v Liverpool gets underway at 5.30pm on Saturday, 20th September and it’s live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

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