Klopp: Liverpool want Mane on new deal

Lawrence Cooper
February 24, 2018

West Ham are now in 12th place in the Premier League table, and sit just three points above the drop zone.

The Irons have a number of injury problems to deal with, with key defender Winston Reid still struggling with a throat infection.

"Obviously we are without the long-termers Andy Carroll, Pedro Obiang and Edi Fernandes, but in the main I think we're getting very close to getting the players back".

Jurgen Klopp insists "nothing is decided" yet for Liverpool this season and he will not be content until the end of a successful campaign in May. The Hammers are not playing well and after another disappointing transfer window in January, the fans seem fed up with the board.

The Argentine posted a cryptic Instagram message earlier this week, saying that he is "waiting for Saturday" after missing the Irons' previous three games.

The return of Manuel Lanzini will be a major boost, and he is likely to play in the No.10 role, but it remains to be seen if he will replace the on-loan Joao Mario. But Moyes believes that Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic can worry the home rearguard too.

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As of Wednesday they're barely ahead of the Timberwolves , and just 4 1/2 games separate San Antonio from the No. 10 Utah Jazz . However, it's doubtful they'll be capable of making any kind of run in the playoffs without their best player.

Adrian will continue in goal ahead of Joe Hart.

Only Nathaniel Clyne is out injured, so team selection will be tricky.

Yet he is still looking forward to his first trip to Liverpool's home ground with the Londoners on Saturday and does not believe there is less pressure on him than there was during a Merseyside derby or a Liverpool-United clash. Highlights can be seen on "Match of the Day" on BBC One at 22:30 GMT.

There's no doubt West Ham have improved under David Moyes but they're yet to win back to back league games under the Scot and he's never won a league game at Anfield.

Liverpool and West Ham both had last weekend off because of the FA Cup so they should be nice and focused heading into the final 11 league games of the season.

West Ham now sit in 12th spot in the Premier League standings.

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