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Wednesday's Premier League team news

Updated: Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 16:09 | Comments

Shane Long is an injury doubt for Hull
Shane Long is an injury doubt for Hull

LIVERPOOL v SUNDERLAND

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will select from an unchanged squad for the visit of Sunderland

With no new injuries to contend with the Reds boss has to decide whether to stick with the same side which beat Cardiff 6-3 on Saturday.

In the last three matches, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling have interchanged places in the team, with the Brazilian starting in south Wales.

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

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has a fresh selection headache ahead of Wednesday night's trip to Liverpool.

On-loan striker Fabio Borini is ineligible to play against his parent club and Connor Wickham has been recalled from Leeds as a result, while full-back Marcos Alonso is suspended following his red card in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Norwich.

Frontman Steven Fletcher is still waiting to discover the full extent of the ankle injury he suffered against Crystal Palace on March 15, but he will not be involved at Anfield and joins long-term absentee Keiren Westwood (shoulder) on the sidelines.

Sunderland squad: Mannone, Ustari, Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Cuellar, Roberge, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Gardner, Ki, Giaccherini, Johnson, Colback, Larsson, Ba, Mavrias, Altidore, Scocco, Wickham.

WEST HAM v HULL

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will give winger Matt Jarvis every chance to feature against Hull.

The 27-year-old suffered a thigh injury towards the end of Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, but Allardyce is hopeful he will be fit for the visit of Steve Bruce's Tigers.

Joey O'Brien (shoulder) and Marco Borriello (calf) remain absent for the Hammers while Allardyce also confirmed Ricardo Vaz Te is struggling for match fitness after returning to training.

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

Hull City hope to be unchanged for the visit to Upton Park.

Manager Steve Bruce is confident Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long will recover in time from a knee injury sustained in the 2-0 win over his old club West Brom on Saturday.

Centre back Curtis Davies is also battling a knee injury in the hope that he can attempt to combat the threat of Hammers striker Andy Carroll.

Hull squad: McGregor, Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Fryatt, Livermore, Boyd, Long, Jelavic, Faye, Aluko, Quinn, Koren, Elmohamady, Sagbo.

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