Liverpool will travel to London this mid-week in the FA Cup replay of the fourth round after the first leg with West Ham at Anfield ended without a goal from either side. Liverpool are yet to score a goal against the Hammers this season after three meetings and have lost two out of those games. They will not be favorites to knock the Hammers out of the FA Cup and with Klopp likely to use some youngsters, this game will very tough for the visitors.
The Liverpool manager is back in action after having a medical surgery in the weekend. In his press conference before the game, he revealed that the trio of Phillipe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Divocl Origi will return to the match squad but it is to be seen if any of them is given a start on the night. Dejan Lovren and Joe Allen are both out injured after they were subbed off in the first half of the game against Sunderland. Here is the strongest line-up that might face the Hammers on Tuesday:
Mignolet was once again up to it in the game against Sunderland as he let in Adam Johnson’s free kick on the near post in the last game. We might see Danny Ward given a go against West Ham in his first outing this season.
Flanagan is out of the Europa League squad and will surely get his place in the FA Cup fixture at his favored right back position on Tuesday against the Hammers with Clyne being rested.
The veteran defender came on early in the first half against Sunderland and may start this game given the injury to Dejan Lovren in the weekend.
The QPR loanee looked impressive in his first start for the club against the Hammers in the first leg and will get another chance to impress in this 4th round replay of the FA Cup.
The Australian international has been impressive in all his previous outings and will once again replace Alberto Moreno in the left back spot for this trip to London.
Arguably the most impressive player in the first leg at Anfield, Kevin Stewart will be given a well deserved start in this game against he Hammers.
The Brazilian came on as a late substitute in the game against Sunderland and will be fairly fresh to start this game against West Ham.
With injuries to Joe Allen and Cameron Brannagan, Klopp will have to play a senior face in the mid-field and James Milner will be given the nod ahead of Can and Henderson who will be rested.
The young winger impressed after coming on as a first half substitute in the game against Sunderland. He will be given a start on this trip to West Ham.
Joao Carlos Teixeira:
The Brazilian attacker has been on the fringes of the senior team and will surely be given another chance to prove himself against the Hammers.
Though not the first choice, with Sturridge and Origi just returning from injury, Klopp will turn to the big Belgian once again as he will hope that the striker can take Liverpool into the next round of the FA Cup.