West Ham United host Liverpool in what promises to be a thrilling Premier League encounter at the London Stadium on Saturday night and the lineups for both teams have been revealed.

 

Joe Hart retains his place between the sticks for the Hammers and the English No.1 has a three-man defence of Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Cheikhou Kouyate.

Aaron Cresswell and Edmilson Fernandes are the wing-backs in their 3-4-3 system. Veteran fullback Pablo Zabaleta misses out due to suspension.

Pedro Obiang partners Mark Noble in the centre of midfield with Manuel Lanzini playing just behind forwards Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew.

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sprung a surprise by dropping Dejan Lovren in favour of Ragnar Klavan in the heart of the Reds’ defence.

Joel Matip partners the Estonian while Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno are the preferred fullbacks for the trip to the English capital.

Georginio Wijaldum has passed a late fitness test to start in midfield alongside Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Club captain Jordan Henderson misses out due to a thigh injury and in his absence, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will lead out the Reds.

Up top, Sadio Mane returns to they Liverpool lineup and has Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah for company.

West Ham United: Hart, Kouyate, Reid, Ogbonna, Fernandes, Cresswell, Noble (c), Obiang, Lanzini, Ayew and Chicharito (Hernandez).

Liverpool: Mignolet (c), Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane and Firmino.

Match starts at 1730 GMT/2300 IST.