Liverpool changes in youthful 4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Teixeira starts
By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Liverpool’s youngsters are in contention to play for the fourth consecutive FA Cup match as Jurgen Klopp prepares to ring the changes for Tuesday’s clash at West Ham.
Klopp made 10 changes for the goalless stalemate with the Hammers nine days ago and could once again hand opportunities to players on the fringes of the squad for the replay.
It promises to be yet another opportunity for the likes of Joao Teixeira, Cameron Brannagan, Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart, who each started both legs of the FA Cup third-round match against Exeter and the fourth-round game at Anfield.
Daniel Sturridge could also start after returning to the squad for Saturday’s Premier League draw against Sunderland, when he was an unused substitute.
Senior players Christian Benteke and Steven Caulker are likely to get run-outs after being overlooked at the weekend.
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Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi are set to be named in the matchday squad after returning to training last week following hamstring injuries.
Liverpool (possible): Ward; Flanagan, Caulker, Enrique, Smith; Ibe, Brannagan, Stewart, Teixeira; Benteke, Sturridge. Subs (possible): Mignolet, Stewart, Ilori, Chirivella, Coutinho, Origi, Oji.