Liverpool will resume their Premier League defence on Saturday when they host West Ham at Anfield.
The Reds have not been at their scintillating best so far this season and have often looked shaky at the back. They’ve been forced to grind out wins both in the Premier League and the Champions League and have looked second best to some opponents at times.
West Ham have made a promising start to the season and are unbeaten in their last four games. Impressive victories over Wolves and Leicester were followed by well-earned draws against Tottenham and Manchester City.
When Is Kick Off? Saturday 31 October What Time Is Kick Off? 17:30 (GMT) Where Is It Played? Anfield TV Channel/Live Stream Sky Sports Main Event (UK), fuboTV (US) Referee? Kevin Friend
Liverpool’s injury woes were worsened in midweek as stand in centre back Fabinho was forced off with a hamstring injury and is set for a spell on the sidelines. Salah was spotted limping down the tunnel after the Champions League game midweek but Klopp remained tight lipped on his condition.
Thiago could return to the Liverpool squad against West Ham as he returns to fitness after the knee injury he sustained in the Merseyside derby. Joel Matip is not expected to be fit in time and Rhys Williams could make his Premier League debut in a centre-back partnership with Joe Gomez.
Michail Antonio is West Ham’s only injury doubt heading into Saturday’s game, with the striker being substituted for the second game in a row with a hamstring problem. Said Benrahma is expected to make his first appearance in a West Ham shirt and will no doubt be raring to go against Liverpool’s makeshift back four.