Klopp should have defender back to face West Ham


Liverpool go into this weekend’s game against West Ham knowing they can’t afford another slip-up like the one against Bournemouth.

The Cherries might be made of sterner stuff than the Hammers right now, but Slaven Bilic will no doubt be urging his men to go out on the front foot given the way the Reds shipped four goals on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp has plenty of work to do, but his side’s chances will be boosted by the return of Joel Matip.


Sky Sports are reporting that the centre-back should be fit for the game at Anfield.

The Cameroonian’s absence against Bournemouth may well explain their lack of composure, as he has been the lynchpin that has held the defence together since his arrival from Schalke in the summer.

Matip have not lost when he has started, which has to be a good omen as they get ready to face one of the Premier League’s out-of-form sides.

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