The Reds will face a long trip down to West Ham where we hope to gain three points to keep Champions League qualification in our own hands.

Liverpool head into the game having won three of their last five, dropping points at Palace and Southampton in the process. While our opposition are unbeaten in their last five, keeping four clean sheets in their new shape of a back five.

Here is the latest injury news from both camps.

West Ham

Andy Carroll (Groin, out for rest of the season)

Mark Noble (Abdominal issue, out for rest of the season)

Cheikhou Kouyate (Wrist injury, out for the rest of the season)

Liverpool

Roberto Firmino & Lucas Leiva (Both doubtful with muscular injuries)

Daniel Sturridge is available for selection.

With Roberto Firmino and Lucas potentially out or on the bench, it seems there has to be a place for Sturridge whom many believe should have come into the starting line anyway.

The general consensus is to see him come in through the middle and Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho to be either side of him. The vacancy left by Lucas should see Adam Lallana return to the midfield three, with Emre Can set to drop to the anchor in front of the defence in the 4-3-3 formation.

Whilst the lingering uncertainty around Liverpool against the ‘smaller teams’ remains, every supporter should stay positive as West Ham are missing key players, and I believe with the inclusion of Sturridge if we give him the service then we can win this game not a problem.

West Ham are likely to line up with the three centre backs and two wing backs either side, which means our wingers and full backs need to have a huge game to ensure their threat is cancelled out on the flanks, and that when attacking we’re effective and get in behind and stretch their back three.

It’s as simple as this really. If Liverpool win, Arsenal lose and Man Utd fail to win, Champions League football returns to Anfield, or simply win our next two games and we achieve that regardless. Get behind the team. Yes, there will be nervy moments, but have faith we will pull through.

KO: 14:15pm

Date: Sunday 14th May

Venue: The London Stadium.

 

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