Liverpool vs West Ham
There’s a bit of a wait until the Premier League gets back underway.
This weekend all attention returns to the FA Cup as the fifth round plays out.
The EPL will return the following weekend, with Liverpool scheduled to take on West Ham at Anfield on February 24.
Liverpool should come into the game full of confidence after a 5-0 Champions League win over Porto.
However, on Thursday there’s also been good news for West Ham regarding Manuel Lanzini.
Good news for Manuel Lanzini
West Ham goalie Adrian has given a fresh interview to the club’s TV channel this week.
In it, Adrian revealed that Manuel Lanzini is now fit again. Adrian confirmed “Manu [Lanzini] is ready to come to the team”.
Speaking to West Ham TV, goalkeeper Adrian reveals "Manu [Lanzini] is ready to come to the team" following his recent absence due to a hamstring strain. “We hope all the injured players will come back as soon as possible." #WHUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 15, 2018
Lanzini has been out of action since suffering a hamstring injury against Bournemouth in January.
Lanzini was forced off during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, and the Argentine has missed a month of action since.
The 25-year-old, who is under contract with West Ham until 2020, has chipped in with three Premier League goals and six assists this season.
Lanzini has also previously been linked with a possible move to Liverpool.
Will the playmaker show the Reds what he can do in the upcoming EPL clash?
West Ham’s injury problems are easing slowly.
After his own hamstring problems, Marko Arnautovic returned to action last time out in the 2-0 win over Watford. The Austrian scored in his comeback match.
However David Moyes still has some headaches. Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Edimilson Fernandes remain injured on the sidelines. While Arthur Masuaku is suspended for spitting against Wigan.