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Henderson doubt for Liverpool

Jordan Henderson during their win against Manchester City. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is a doubt to face his former club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The midfielder was forced off midway through the second half of Saturday's win over Manchester City with a heel problem, although it is not the same issue which has troubled the England international for the last 12 months.

Options for manager Jurgen Klopp include returning Adam Lallana to a deeper role and restoring Divock Origi to the starting line-up, or bringing in Lucas Leiva as the deep-lying midfielder.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Origi, Firmino, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lucas, Stewart, Ejaria, Sturridge, Woodburn, Ojo.



'We tried everything' to win, insists Liverpool boss Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his side gave everything against West Ham Credit: PA

Jurgen Klopp refused to lay the blame for West Ham's first goal squarely at Loris Karius' feet after the keeper had got a hand to Payet's effort but failed to keep it out.

Having initially taken the lead early on, Liverpool went in at half-time a goal down to West Ham at Anfield on Sunday before Divock Origi's second-half equaliser meant a point apiece in the eventual 2-2 draw.

And the German manager felt bad luck had prevented his side from winning rather than any lack of endeavour.

We tried everything. The (West Ham) goals - one is a wonderful free-kick and one we were very unlucky - they were a big surprise for everybody.

We should have had more, we tried everything.

It's a draw, we have to take it; it felt like we were the whole time in their box.

We haven't made the right decisions, you need a little bit of luck. A draw doesn't feel too good but it doesn't feel too bad either.

We are still a really good football-playing side.

– Jurgen Klopp

Starting line-ups: Liverpool v West Ham United

Liverpool must get angry in title race, insists Klopp

Klopp watched Liverpool twice surrender leads in last weekend's 4-3 loss to Bournemouth Credit: PA

Jurgen Klopp expects his Liverpool players to be "angry" when they face West Ham at Anfield on Sunday after last weekend's shock loss against Bournemouth.

Liverpool twice surrendered leads before suffering a 4-3 defeat at the Vitality Stadium, and Klopp believes that disappointment will only further motivate his team to get back to winning ways against the Hammers.

What we will be, more than maybe we were before Bournemouth, we will be angry again - angry about ourselves, that's important.

In sports, always when you are at the highest level there are not a lot of things that can make the difference.

Sometimes it's the quality, but not very often. Most of the time it's the attitude because the other team is really well prepared too.

A few details make the difference. As I've said a lot of times, being aggressive means in my understanding, being ready to hurt yourself, not the other player.

That's the kind of angry we need. To be angry doesn't mean they are responsible for what happened in the last few weeks but they want to have the points at Anfield, and that makes me angry already when I speak about it. That's all you need.

At the highest level, have you ever seen a race where the winner was not this kind of angry in the last few yards?

Maybe Usain Bolt can do it, he enjoys it after 80 metres probably, but most of the other sportsmen in life have to fight until the end and that's what we have to do each week.

– Klopp press conference
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