Coutinho Dropped: Predicted Liverpool Starting XI To Face West Ham

By on April 4, 2014

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Liverpool face West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday looking to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League table. Here’s our predicted team for the game.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed earlier today that his squad is in great shape and he has no fresh injuries to worry about, with only Jose Enrique missing.

The Northern Irishman has been playing a settled side for weeks now and it’s worked a treat as the Merseysiders have won eight on the bounce to charge to the top of the table, so we see no reason why that should change this weekend.

Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Joe Allen are the only players who’ve been rotating in recent weeks and we can see Rodgers going for Allen in midfield alongside Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson this week to offer a little more solidity in the middle of the park.

Coutinho is the player most likely to make way as Sterling needs to be retained for his pace – which should give the Hammers defence plenty of problems – with the youngster likely to start in attack alongside Suarez and Sturridge.

The back-four should remain unchanged so Jon Flanagan will continue to deputise at left-back, while the fit-again Mamdou Sakho will have to make-do with a place among the substitutes.

Here is the side we think Rodgers will go with:

What do you think of our team? What line-up would you select? Share your views below.

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11 Comments

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  2. DerekW

    April 4, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Other than for resting neither Allen or Henderson should in any Liverpool before Coutinho

  3. abbey ganiu

    April 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    why Allen starting why not lucas

  4. deji

    April 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    drop allen 4 d golden boy coutinho

  5. Amoah Elijah

    April 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    both Coutinho & Allen good..so Brendan decide who to start,but Coutinho should rest 4 city game

  6. Obi-zecho

    April 4, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    It does’t matter who plays, what i want is the maximum point.

  7. Jj

    April 5, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I think lucas should start insted of allen

  8. C martins

    April 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Well, i think BR should use the same formation he used in our last match. And Moses coming in on time..

  9. C martins

    April 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Well, i think BR should use the same formation he use in our last match. And Moses coming in on time. I pray for the three point.

  10. Moses S D

    April 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    They should not understimates them, cause all what will needs, is to have our 3 points at hand.

  11. Moses S D

    April 5, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I luis to back in his 31 goals, against hammer tomorrow.

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