Liverpool take on West Ham for their second home game of the season on Saturday, with Jordan Henderson’s fitness still a major doubt, according to BBC Sport.
Adam Lallana is also likely to remain side-lined with a thigh injury, and is joined by Joe Allen and Jon Flanagan on the treatment table.
West Ham’s forward line remains depleted, with Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate all injured, a problem compounded by the suspensions of Adrian and Carl Jenkinson, who seemed relieved to have been sent off after a torrid performance against Bournemouth last week.
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Despite two arrests this season, Diafro Sakho is likely to return to the West Ham squad for the trip to Merseyside.
This also follows the departure of club captain Kevin Nolan, who left by mutual consent having made 157 appearances for the Hammers.
Liverpool expected to win
After only three games the outlook of each side could not be more different. Liverpool appear quietly confident, but will seek to add a greater attacking than they have done so far this season, having only found the back of the net twice.
Whilst two losses to newly promoted sides leaves West Ham already under pressure to atone for a couple of poor performances.
Brendan Rodgers has warned his side however of the threat West Ham pose, and noted their impressive 2-0 win away at Arsenal in the first game of the season.
In the pre-match interview Rodgers stated to the BBC: “West Ham at home will be our toughest game of the four [so far]. They had an excellent result away at Arsenal.”