Liverpool Facing Attacking Injury Crisis Ahead of Premier League Clash With West Ham

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Liverpool will be heading into this weekend's Premier League clash against West Ham United with a spate of injuries, with their attacking line looking worryingly sparse. 

Philippe Coutinho is expected to not recover in time for the match, while the likes of Adam Lallana and Sadio Mané remain long-term injury concerns for Reds boss Jürgen Klopp.

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Lallana and Mané are not expected to return to match fitness from their respective hamstring injuries until the international break is over, while Coutinho is unlikely to shake off a groin niggle in time for the big match at the London Stadium.


It's not all doom and gloom for the Merseyside club however, as West Ham are facing a injury crisis of their own ahead of the game. Winston Reid, Jose Fonté and James Collins are all doubts for the match, and Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after racking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend.

With potential just two centre-backs fit for the match, West Ham boss Slaven Bilić could well be sweating over his defence's ability to keep out the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who have been superb with their attacking intent for Liverpool so far this season.

Liverpool struggled to get into gear against Huddersfield in last Saturday's Premier League encounter, but an improved second-half performance saw the Reds run out eventual 3-0 winners.

Klopp's three man midfield appeared to be more solid without Phillippe Coutinho in the mix, but Liverpool fans will surely be desperate to have their talisman back on the field soon.