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West Ham vs Liverpool: Confirmed XIs

Mixed fortunes on the injury front for both West Ham and Liverpool ahead of today’s lunchtime kick off between the two. Hammers star man Dimitri Payet returns to the squad after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, as the injury crisis affecting the East London outfit finally seems to let up.

Aaron Cresswell returns after a late fitness to make the game, though the likes of Winston Reid, Nikica Jelavic and Victor Moses are not quite ready for a return.

Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini will be hoping for a repeat of his performance in the previous meeting between the two, in which the 22-year old notched one of the goals, while former Reds star Andy Carroll replaces Mauro Zarate up front after his winner against Southampton.

Constantly crocked Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is still out injured, so £32m man Christian Benteke will be afforded another chance to lead the line following his winning goals over Sunderland and Leicester.

Captain Jordan Henderson suffered a knock in midweek, so the England international will join James Milner and Divock Origi in sitting out of today’s game.

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