By Will Butcher
Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to his Liverpool starting eleven to face West Ham at the London Stadium ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash.
The Merseyside giants were held to a draw last time out against Southampton, and must beat West Ham to maintain their stronghold of a top-four slot ahead of Arsenal.
Brazilian duo Lucas and Roberto Firmino are both sidelined due to muscle problems, so in come England playmaker Adam Lallana and 27-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool posted the team news on their official Twitter account ahead of the match.
Confirmed #LFC team to face @WestHamUtd: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Origi, Sturridge.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 14, 2017
With Lucas dropping out, German ace Emre Can will sit in front of the defence, allowing Lallana and summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum to push forward from midfield.
Divock Origi will be asked to cover the right flank with the centre-forward preferring to play down the middle.
The attacking duo form a goal-crammed front three with Philippe Coutinho that will look to put West Ham to the sword and go one better than the 2-2 draw back in November at Anfield.
Liverpool come into the game off the back of three wins in their last five, but face a side that will be in buoyant mood after they ended Tottenham’s title hopes with a 1-0 win last time out.
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