Liverpool expected lineup for West Ham clash – Jordan Henderson to miss out

Jurgen Klopp will be without captain Jordan Henderson for Liverpool’s visit of West Ham on Monday night.

The England international suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-0 Champions League loss at Atletico Madrid last week and has been ruled out for around three weeks.

The Reds are looking to inch even closer to a first league title in 30 years by moving 22 points clear of Manchester City once again.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored against West Ham in the reverse fixture and will likely line up in midfield three alongside Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum.

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Meanwhile, the defence will almost certainly be unchanged with Alisson in goal and full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson keeping their places.

Virgil van Dijk will probably be partnered by Joe Gomez once again at centre-back as the team look to keep up their remarkable run of clean sheets.

Liverpool have recorded 10 shut-outs in their last 11 Premier League games and have conceded just 15 goals all season in the league.

Sadio Mane is back to full fitness and should start alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the front three.

There are no fresh injury problems apart from the blow to Henderson and the Reds will be confident of extending their fantastic run of form.

Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri still have no set return dates as they battle knee and calf problems, respectively.

On Henderson’s injury, Klopp claimed that his captain would probably not have featured too much in the coming weeks anyway but admitted his absence is a blow.

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“Hopefully nothing else happens, to be honest,” said the German.

“Hendo is exceptionally important, not only football-wise but for some other reasons as well which hopefully everybody knows. But we still have options there and that’s good.

“Yes, it’s a chance of course, a chance for all of them. But there would have been a chance anyway, Hendo wouldn’t have played all the games from now until the end of the season. It’s a position where we can react so we will react.”

Liverpool predicted line-up vs West Ham: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

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