Liverpool v West Ham: Carabao Q-Final Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 20-12-2023 9:34 am (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 20-12-2023 09:34 AM (4 months ago)

Date: Wednesday 20th December, 2023
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium  Anfield
Goal Scorer:

Already seeing his midfield ranks decimated by injuries to Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf) and Alexis Mac Allister (knee), Klopp was forced to take Ryan Gravenberch off the field just past the hour mark against Man United after the Dutchman sustained an apparent hamstring issue.

However, assistant Pep Lijnders has revealed that Gravenberch was only suffering from fatigue and could play on Wednesday, while Mac Allister has an outside chance of making his comeback too, but Ben Doak suffered a serious knee injury with the Under-21s at the weekend and is now set for surgery.

Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Joel Matip (ACL) and Diogo Jota (muscle) also feature on a growing injury list for the Reds, but Klopp will still make changes in abundance as ever, allowing Joe Gomez, Harvey Elliott and Cody Gakpo opportunities to impress.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Quansah, Tsimikas; Elliott, Endo, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

West Ham
Meanwhile, there has been little movement in the sparsely-populated West Ham treatment bay, where the sole occupant is knee victim Michail Antonio, who is not anticipated to return to first-team duty for another couple of weeks.

Edson Alvarez managed to shake off a bang to the hip to play the full 90 against Wolves, where Lukasz Fabianski was once again given the nod in goal over Alphonse Areola, despite the latter's recent recovery from a wrist problem.

Moyes could very well keep faith with Fabianski on Wednesday before drafting Areola back into his Premier League XI, and necessary changes amid the hectic schedule could benefit Danny Ings's chances of a start against his old team.
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Kehrer, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Cresswell; Soucek, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Fornals, Benrahma; Ings
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 West Ham United

Posted: at 20-12-2023 09:34 AM (4 months ago) | Hero