Liverpool trio to play against West Ham as Klopp set to ring changes
By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi are all expected to make their comebacks for Liverpool in their FA Cup clash against West Ham on Tuesday.
The trio returned to training earlier this week after all suffering hamstring injuries that decimated Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider Sturridge, Coutinho and Origi are all set to be named in the squad that travels to Upton Park.
The fixture has suddenly taken on greater significance for the Merseysiders after they collected just one point from their last two Premier League matches to leave them well adrift of the top four.
Manager Klopp is set to ring the changes once again as he navigates a brutal fixture schedule after an inexperienced Liverpool side held West Ham to a goal-less draw in the FA Cup fourth-round match eight days ago.
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Sturridge was an unused substitute on Saturday as Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead over Sunderland with 10 minutes left to draw 2-2.
“Daniel is back in training, that’s great, since two days ago,” explained Klopp at his media briefing on Friday. “Everything looks good in this moment. Now it is normal football training – really good for us and good for him.
“With Divock, Phil and Daniel in training, of course you think after five minutes maybe we should take them back into the squad.
“But that’s the moment to say ‘come on’; there are another three sessions which we can use and they are available for West Ham, that’s the idea in this moment if nothing happens in the next session.”