West Ham v Liverpool FA Cup replay team news

Date published: Monday 8th February 2016 4:39

Sam Byram: Set for a return against Norwich

Sam Byram: Set for a return against Norwich

West Ham will be without the injured James Tomkins and the cup-tied Sam Byram when they host Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday evening.

The winners of the tie at Upton Park, which will go to extra time and penalties if required, will face Blackburn at Ewood Park next weekend.

West Ham team news

West Ham will be without James Tomkins when they host Liverpool.

Tomkins suffered a calf injury at Southampton on Saturday, and with Sam Byram cup-tied and Carl Jenkinson back at parent club Arsenal due to knee ligament damage, Joey O’Brien will step in at right-back.

Cheikhou Kouyate is available after missing the defeat at St Mary’s with an eye infection, but Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho (both thigh) are still absent.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi and playmaker Philippe Coutinho are all set to be included in the squad.

All three returned to training last week and Sturridge was an unused substitute at the weekend.

Midfielders Joe Allen (hamstring) and Cameron Brannagan (illness) will not play while centre-back Dejan Lovren is likely to be rested as a precaution after being taken off with cramp at the weekend.

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