West Ham team news against Liverpool: Salah + Darwin on the bench

Mohamed Salah And Darwin Nuñez are benched for Liverpool's Gameweek 35 curtain-raiser at West Ham United.

Kick-off in the capital is at 12:30 p.m. BST.

It's now two benches out of three for the Reds' failed duo, who were named among the substitutes at Fulham last weekend.

Both men then blanked in the midweek Merseyside derby.

Whether they paid the price for declining form or fatigue influenced Jurgen Klopp's selection, Salah and Darwin are among five players to drop out of their manager's starting XI.

Ibrahima Konaté, Dominik Szoboszlai And Curtis Jones also go down to the visitors' bench.

Income Harvey Elliott, Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, Jarrell Quansah And Cody Gakpo.

Klopp confirmed before kick-off that Elliott would line up in the front three with Gakpo and Luis Diaz

Trent Alexander-Arnold And Andrew Robertson however, keep their place. This is their fourth start in ten days.

As for the hosts, David Moyes makes two changes to the side that lost 5-2 to Crystal Palace a week ago.

Jarrod Bowen returns after missing last week with a back injury, replacing the bench James Ward Prowse.

There is also a change between positions as fully adapted Alphonse Areola enter for Lucasz Fabianski.

Konstantinos Mavropanos And Nayef Aguerd are always apart, so Angelo Ogbonna continues in a creaking back four.


West Ham United XI: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Alvarez, Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus, Antonio.

Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Ward-Prowse, Phillips, Cornet, Ings, Casey, Mubama.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Quansah, Robertson, MacAllister, Endo, Gravenberch, Elliott, Gakpo, Diaz.

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Konate, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Salah, Jones, Tsimikas, Bajcetic.


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