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Coutinho Out: Predicted Liverpool Starting XI To Face West Ham

Liverpool get back to Premier League action when they take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday. Here is the starting eleven we think Rodgers will select.


Liverpool get back to Premier League action when they take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday evening. Here is the starting eleven we think Brendan Rodgers will select.

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet is certain to start the game unless he picks up a late injury.

Defence: Glen Johnson remains injured and Jon Flanagan has been ruled out for several months after knee surgery so Javier Manqillo will continue at right back. Martin Skrtel has only just returned to training so it’s unlikely he’ll be ready to play just yet, so Mamadou Sakho should continue alongside Dejan Lovren at the back.

Midfield: West Ham is a tough place to go and they’ll be a physical side so we think Rodgers may opt to bring Lucas Leiva in to add some more steel to his midfield. This would allow Jordan Henderson to push further forward where he can put the hosts under more pressure further up the pitch.

Attack: With Daniel Sturridge still out, Mario Balotelli will continue to spearhead the team with Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling likely to be in support, although Lazar Markovic is pushing for a recall after being suspended in midweek.

Here’s how Liverpool could line-up:

What do you think of the team? What side would you put out?



  1. Hermon

    September 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm


    Skirtel. Lovran. Sakho

    Sterling. Henderson Gerard. Marcovich


    Baroni. Balatoli

  2. Rich

    September 18, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    From what I have seen, it is clear Mario cannot play up front on his own. He needs a parter and I think this game is perfect for Lambert to get his first start with Sterling playing in the hole behind them.

  3. ayandare ismail

    September 20, 2014 at 5:19 am

    mignolet, skirtel, lovren, maquilo, moreno, gerrad,herderson, lucas ,sterling, lalana, baloteli.

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