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  • December 10, 2012
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  • • Boleyn Ground, London
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West Ham - Liverpool Preview: Suarez suspended as Reds face in-form hosts

West Ham - Liverpool Preview: Suarez suspended as Reds face in-form hosts

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Sam Allardyce's men will be aiming to maintain their good form against a visiting side that have lost just once in their last six Premier League matches

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

WEST HAM UNITED

Jaaskelainen
Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien
 Diame, Noble
O'Neil, Nolan, Jarvis
Cole

LIVERPOOL

Reina
Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Lucas, Allen
Henderson, Gerrard, Sterling
Shelvey


West Ham have a number of absentees ahead of the visit of Liverpool. Striker Andy Carroll (knee), who is on loan from Liverpool, is out until January, while Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) and Jack Collison (knee) are both expected to be unavailable until the new year.

Alou Diarra (thigh) is not available for selection, but George McCartney (ankle) and Yossi Benayoun (knee) could make their returns.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be without star striker Luis Suarez, who serves a one-match ban for amassing five yellow cards already this season. Steven Gerrard (illness) is expected to come back into the side, however, after missing the Reds' Europa League win over Udinese.

Fabio Borini (ankle) and Martin Kelly (knee ligament) are still on the sidelines, while Nuri Sahin could miss the trip to London after being withdrawn against Udinese due to a facial injury.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kevin Nolan (pictured, right) has only scored once against the Merseysiders in his career. The boyhood Liverpool fan netted for Newcastle in a 3-1 win in 2010. Andy Carroll was also on target for the Magpies that day.
  • Luis Suarez has only missed eight games since joining Liverpool, of which they have won four.
  • The Reds have kept five clean sheets against the Hammers in the Premier League in the last five seasons.
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has never faced West Ham in his managerial career.
  • West Ham were 3-1 winners over Liverpool the last time the teams met at Upton Park. However, Mark Noble, James Tomkins and Gary O'Neil are the only three players in the squad that featured in that starting line-up.

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Available Squads
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
19James CollinsDefender
20Guy DemelDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
7Matthew TaylorMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
30Raphael SpiegelGoalkeeper
3George McCartneyDefender
5James TomkinsDefender
42Jordan SpenceDefender
26Gary O'NeilMidfielder
-George MoncurMidfielder
11Modibo MaigaStriker
25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
3José EnriqueDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
16Sebastián CoatesDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
10Joe ColeMidfielder
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
30SusoMidfielder
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