Mane makes return as Liverpool face West Ham

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Jurgen Klopp has surprisingly included Sadio Mane in his starting line up as Liverpool take on West Ham at London Stadium this Saturday evening.

Klopp spoke in glowing terms about Mane’s recovery from his hamstring strain in midweek, but it is still a surprise to see him in the starting XI for the Premier League clash.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been handed a starting role in midfield with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in attack alongside Mane.

However, Jordan Henderson misses out due to a thigh injury, with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet given the captain’s armband.

For West Ham, Winston Reid and Pedro Obiang return to the defence and midfield respectively for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Startlists

West Ham: Hart, Cresswell, Reid, Ogbonna, Fernandes, Kouyate, Lanzini, Noble, Obiang, Hernandez, Ayew.

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

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