Liverpool v West Ham preview

Liverpool v West Ham preview

Published Apr. 5, 2013 9:16 a.m. ET

Liverpool have no fresh injury or suspension concerns to contend with heading into Sunday's home date with West Ham.

Long-term absentees Martin Kelly (knee), Joe Allen and Fabio Borini (both shoulder) remain the only men on the sidelines.

It is possible that Rodgers will keep faith with the starting XI that came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 last time out, meaning Daniel Sturridge and Martin Skrtel will once again have to make do with a place on the bench.

West Ham will be unable to call upon the services of in-form Andy Carroll, as the terms of his loan agreement prevent him from playing against his parent club.


Joe Cole may, however, line up against former employers, with the midfielder expected to shake off a hamstring complaint in time to put himself in contention.

Mark Noble (shoulder) and George McCartney (knee) are unlikely to figure for the Hammers again this season.