Happy New Year Kopfans! Boy they’re coming thick n fast at this time. It must be a grind for the players but I’m loving all this football, especially in this whirlwind season both in terms of results, increased competition and the little stories developing through every team. It’s a bit hard to pick a lineup with all the injuries we have in the team. This fixture’s going to be a tough one but we owe West Ham for the loss at Anfield. A key in this game is that we have to keep fighting and be more clinical. A huge positive is that we may see Sturridge return. Hopefully Hendo’s injury isn’t too bad. Our team lacks energy and quality when he’s out. Dmitri Payet looks set to return for them and he’s been their source of inspiration. Hopefully the lack of match fitness will hinder him a bit but I think Lucas should be good enough to mark and nullify him. Here’s my lineup:
Clyne Lovren Sakho Moreno
Lallana Firmino Coutinho
My hope is we can start well and take our chances with our best team and then we can use the bench to revitalize the team.