Team News: Three changes for Hammers against Liverpool


Manuel Pellegrini makes three changes to his West Ham United side to take on Liverpool at London Stadium this evening.

The Hammers boss brings Ryan Fredericks, Aaron Cresswell and Chicharito into the starting XI, with Pablo Zabaleta, Arthur Masuaku and Marko Arnautovic missing out.

Zabaleta and Masuaku are among the home side’s substitutes, while Arnautovic is absent with a foot problem.

Fredericks returns to start at right back for the first time since the home meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers in August, after missing a large period of the campaign with a shin injury.

He joins Angelo Ogbonna, Issa Diop and Cresswell in the back four, with Declan Rice, captain Mark Noble and Robert Snodgrass in midfield.

Michail Antonio and Felipe Anderson will provide the support for Chicharito up front as the Hammers look to put a dent in Liverpool’s title challenge.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble (c), Snodgrass, Antonio, Felipe Anderson, Chicharito
Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Obiang, Diangana, Lucas Perez, Carroll

Liverpool: Alisson, Fabinho, van Dijk, Milner (c), Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Lallana, Robertson, Matip
Subs: Mignolet, Sturridge, Moreno, Shaqiri, Origi, Jones, Camacho

Referee: Kevin Friend