Confirmed: Liverpool v West Ham line-ups - Sturridge returns to the bench

Here is how Liverpool and West Ham United will line up for the Premier League clash at Anfield this afternoon…

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Henderson, Lucas, Moreno, Markovic; Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling.

Liverpool substitutes: Ward, Johnson, Lambert, Sturridge, Allen, Borini, Ibe.

West Ham United starting XI: Adrian; O'Brien, Collins, Reid, Cresswell; Song, Amalfitano, Nolan, Downing; Carroll, Valencia.

West Ham United substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Oxford, Poyet, Noble, Jarvis, Cole

Two teams with top four aspirations meet at Anfield this afternoon as Liverpool host West Ham United in the Premier League.

Liverpool have lost just one of their last ten games, and are showing signs of improvement in the new 3-4-3 system under Brendan Rodgers after a poor start to the campaign.

That formation is used again today, with Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling in attack for Liverpool.

The game sees Andy Carroll make his return to Anfield, four years to the day since his £35m move to Liverpool from Newcastle United.

Now a West Ham player, Carroll will be looking for revenge on his former employers, with manager Sam Allardyce naming an attack-minded line-up, which includes Morgan Amalfitano in midfield.

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