Premier League team news: West Ham v Liverpool

Kevin Nolan is fit again. Photo: PA

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan will be fit to face Liverpool when the Barclays Premier League leaders visit Upton Park on Sunday.

The 31-year-old was forced off late on in Monday night's 2-1 win at Sunderland after feeling tightness in his back but Hammers' boss Sam Allardyce is confident his skipper will be available.

Defender George McCartney (hamstring) is less fortunate and will miss out, while Joey O'Brien (shoulder) and Marco Borriello (calf) are again likely to be sidelined.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has to decide whether to keep faith with an unchanged side for the trip to West Ham on Sunday.

Last weekend he brought back forward Raheem Sterling at the expense of midfielder Joe Allen and was rewarded by a man-of-the-match display in the 4-0 home win over Tottenham.

However, the Hammers present a different proposition at Upton Park and Allen may be recalled but defender Jose Enrique (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Provisional squads

West Ham: Adrian, Jaaskelainen, Demel, Tomkins, Johnson, Collins, Johnson, Reid, Armero, Noble, Nocerino, Diame, Taylor, Nolan, J Cole, Downing, Jarvis, Vaz Te, C Cole, Carroll.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Flanagan, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez, Jones, Sakho, Cissokho, Toure, Lucas, Alberto, Coutinho, Aspas, Teixeira, Moses.