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Fabianski fit to play but Arnautovic misses out through injury

West Ham United take on Liverpool at the London Stadium this evening in the penultimate match of Gameweek 25. Kick-off is at 20:00 GMT.

The injury-hit Hammers will be without Marko Arnautovic (£6.9m) tonight, with Javier Hernandez (£6.1m) being given the nod to lead the line for the home side.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.8m) has recovered from the arm injury he sustained in the defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, though, and maintains his ever-present record in the league this season.

Manuel Pellegrini has also made changes in the full-back positions, with Aaron Cresswell (£5.0m) and Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) – in for his first Premier League start since Gameweek 4 – earning a recall.

Mohamed Salah (£13.6m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) and Sadio Mane (£9.5m) all start up front for Liverpool for the ninth league match in a row.

Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to his starting XI from the side that drew with Leicester City, as Fabinho (£5.5m), James Milner (£5.6m) and Adam Lallana (£6.9m) replace Jordan Henderson (£5.3m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.1m).

Henderson, Wijnaldum and Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) miss out through injury while Shaqiri drops to the bench.

Lallana is making his first league start since the victory over Cardiff City in October.

The reverse fixture of tonight’s match was contested in Gameweek 1, with Liverpool running out 4-0 winners in a game that saw Salah, Mane, Firmino and Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) all deliver attacking returns.

No FPL asset scored more points than Mane on the opening weekend of the campaign.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Hernández.

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Alisson, Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Lallana, Salah, Mane, Firmino.

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    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      "I'm so so happy. More than you believe."

  1. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Stop whining Klopp FFS.

  2. TheTinman
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah goal Mané assist please.

  3. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Something wrong with the World Mamma
    People acting like they got no Mamma

    1. Fred54
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Father Father, Where is the Salah?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        😆

    2. TheTinman
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sumfin sumfin sumfin drama
      Tryna stop terrorism
      But we still gat terrorism

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yer

    3. 420king
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What a rhyme. Is that you, Wiz Khalifa?

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Where is the love?

  4. Regin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    To be honest, Liverpool don't deserve a win here. A fluke penalty and nothing else. They will be lucky to get a draw.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      A fluke penalty??

  5. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Keita proving German football is a lot easier than PL football.

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Judge him as an individual. That doesn't make sense because Sane also arrived from the Bundesliga.

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Couldn't have put it better plus the guy has been injured quite often

  6. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    We all know Salah is gonna score right at the death.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice jinx.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I hope so.

  7. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Do one Liverpool you knobheads

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Keita having a mare

  9. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    When you see how awful the Liverpool midfield has been tonight, you wonder how they've done so well this season.

    Keita is dreadful, when you cost that amount, you have no right to take this long to settle.

  10. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah to Feilani?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That spelling 😀

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        There's a diving joke in there somewhere 😀

      2. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It’s been a long day my friend

    2. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Puncheon and bank the extra quid.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fellaini is a great Plan B IMO. How many times did he get Utd out of trouble?

  11. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Pool is out of form..time to get rid of Firmino at least. Salah and Robbo still have value.

  12. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I'm not sure Keita is a footballer.

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Doesn't even show glimpses of ability.

  13. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    For most people, salah doing nothing tonight is a benefit. Most have him, so only those who captained him would benefit from returns

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      People will sell too.

      1. JHATM FC
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        True, right in time for a brace versus Bournemouth

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      EO 106.6 imo

  14. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ok as a spurs fan! Come on West Ham!

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That's the spirit.

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        It’s bad when you want fantasy to prevail over your own team haha

  15. Demigod Mendy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Masuaku's turn to pocket Salah.

  16. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anderson off - MOTM IMO.
    Masuaku on

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anderson+Haz out going well 😀 great at this game me

  18. Football Manager 2
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Keita is not good enough. Hope I look back in 2-3 years and have been proven wrong.

    • MGD
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Fab 11 pointer if it wasn’t for that offside goal ...

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Good

    • Silecro
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yesterday i was being destroyed for saying liverpool pumped the brakes after NYE and that i'll go auba over salah next week for c....still sure liverpool gonna hammer Bournemouth?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah I reckon so.

    • Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      What a joke.. no nothing for mings.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47119805

      1. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Death to Mings

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          that is extreme sorry.. ban is enough..

      2. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Mings the Merciless

      3. Takin the Schmeichel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He did something similar to Ibrahimovic

    • Regin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bayern will be the happiest seeing this Liverpool performance.

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Kyle Walker might be enjoying it.

    • Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Sit tight Hammers.

    • Zilla
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      oh andy

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why dont they just lump it in the box

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That Allison is dodgy

    • Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      12 points combined in two games for Salah, Robertson and VVD. Appalling return against Leicester and West Ham. Hate this game sometimes.

    • Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Alisson, your aim was almost untrue!!

    • Demigod Mendy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Allison 😆