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Confirmed Liverpool team vs. West Ham: Reds unchanged for Anfield tie

After a commendable 0-0 draw away to Arsenal on Monday night, Brendan Rodgers has named an unchanged side for Liverpool’s clash with West Ham United.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has made no changes to his starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s Anfield tie, with a three-man attack of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke set to take on West Ham United.

The talented Brazilian duo continue their roles in attacking midfield, supporting Liverpool’s new £32.5 million striker.

A back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are retained, having kept three clean sheets in their first three games together ahead of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Lucas Leiva keeps his place in midfield following injury to Jordan Henderson, with Emre Can and James Milner making up the rest of Rodgers’ engine room.

Henderson was joined by Adam Lallana in the treatment room after the Reds’ 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth, and the England midfielder misses out again at Anfield.

Joe Allen, Jon Flanagan and Daniel Sturridge also miss out due to long-term injury problems.

Rodgers has named 25-year-old centre-back Mamadou Sakho on his substitutes’ bench once again, with the Frenchman missing out on Didier Deschamps’ latest international squad due to his peripheral role on Merseyside this season.

Adam Bogdan, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Rossiter, Jordon Ibe, Divock Origi and Danny Ings also find themselves on the bench.

Rossiter made his Premier League debut in Monday night’s 0-0 draw away to Arsenal, and will be hopeful of more minutes in what could be a comfortable tie for the Reds.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez; Lucas, Can, Milner, Firmino, Benteke, Coutinho

Substitutes: Bogdan, Sakho, Moreno, Rossiter, Ibe, Origi, Ings

West Ham United: Randolph; Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Obiang, Kouyate, Lanzini, Noble (c), Payet; Sakho

Substitutes: Spiegel, Jarvis, Oxford, Lee, Cullen, Samuelsen, Knoyle

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