Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. West Ham: Lallana makes rare start as injuries pile up

4 February 2019

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his Liverpool starting lineup for this evening’s crucial Premier League clash away to West Ham.


The Reds are at the London Stadium looking to get back to winning ways after a slight stutter in a 1-1 draw with Leicester last time out.

Plagued with injuries to Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Klopp has been left with few options at the back and therefore a need for solutions elsewhere.

While the side taking to the field in Stratford is certainly less straightforward than that which started in the 4-0 win over the Hammers back in August, it is a strong one nonetheless.

Alisson makes his 25th start in the Premier League, and after a shaky night last Wednesday will be looking to return to top form.

The absence of three senior defenders sees James Milner start at right-back, joining Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson at the back.

With Klopp expected to field a 4-2-3-1 formation, Fabinho and Naby Keita take their places in midfield.

And tasked with firing Liverpool to a valuable three points are Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Mohamed Salah.

Curtis Jones, Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are among the options on the substitutes’ bench.

Eighteen-year-old Jones makes the Premier League squad for only the second time, benefiting from minor injuries to Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum.

West Ham: Fabianski; Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Antonio, Snodgrass, Anderson; Chicharito

Substitutes: Adrian, Masuaku, Zabaleta, Obiang, Diangana, Perez, Carroll

Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita; Mane, Firmino, Lallana; Salah

Substitutes: Mignolet, Moreno, Camacho, Jones, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi

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