30 Jan 2016

Confirmed Liverpool Team: Klopp makes 10 changes; injured star returns; Anfield debut for Caulker

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made ten changes to the team for this evening's FA Cup fourth round clash with West Ham.

FULL TEAM: Mignolet, Clyne, Caulker, Lovren, Smith, Stewart, Allen, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke

SUBS: Ward, Enrique, Ilori, Chirivella, Sinclair, Ojo, Randall

WEST HAM: Randolph, Tomkins, Reid (c), Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Song, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Valencia

* As expected, Dejan Lovren returns to the starting line-up after his recent injury. He's paired with Steven Caulker, who gets his first start for the Reds.

* Teixeira, Brannagan, Stewart, and Smith get another chance to impress, though no matter how well they play, they'll probably be dropped for the next game. Such is life under Jurgen Klopp.

* Slaven Bilic has selected a (close) to full-strength West Ham team, so it's going to be a tough task for the Reds to get a victory.

* Joe Allen captains the team for the first time, which is well deserved after his recent good form.

* Danny Ward on the bench again. Why couldn't Klopp just start him for this game? Ward should've stayed at Aberdeen, where he started every game. Now, he'll just rot on the bench until the end of the season.

Probable formation

-------------- Mignolet
Clyne --- Caulker -- Lovren -- Smith
----- Allen -- Stewart - Brannagan
---------- Ibe ----- Teixeira
-------------- Benteke

My prediction: First goal: Valencia. 2-1 West Ham. 8 free kicks. Ibe shots.


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Author: Jaimie K


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