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Lovren passed fit but Coutinho misses out on West Ham

Dejan Lovren is fit for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with West Ham at the London Stadium tonight – but Philippe Coutinho was left on Merseyside.
The Croatian defender, who sat out the wins over Huddersfield Town and Maribor due to a thigh injury, returned to training at Melwood on Friday.
Lovren hasn’t played since being taken off after a disastrous opening half hour in Liverpool’s defeat to Tottenham at Wembley last month.

Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to recall Lovren or stick with the centre-back partnership of Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan, who have helped the Reds keep back to back clean sheets.
Coutinho will miss a third successive game due to a groin issue but Liverpool expect him to be fit for the visit of Southampton after the international break.
Sadio Mane was part of the Liverpool squad which travelled down to the capital.

The winger only returned to full training on Thursday after a month out with a hamstring strain, but Klopp revealed on Friday that the Senegal international could be named on the bench with a view to getting “20 or 25 minutes”.
Liverpool took a 21-man squad to London as a number of players who won’t be involved will be flying straight off on international duty after the West Ham game.

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