Liverpool vs West Ham team news: Jurgen Klopp puts faith in his kids again

Team news from Anfield as West Ham travel to Merseyside hoping to cause a minor set-back against Jurgen Klopp's men

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has put his faith in youth as he names Cameron Brannagan, Brad Smith and João Teixeira among his starting line-up for the FA Cup tie against West Ham.

The Reds secured safe passage to the Capital One Cup final with a two-legged victory against Stoke last week and hope to continue their Cup success at Anfield tonight.

Kevin Stewart, the former Cheltenham and Burton Albion loanee, also starts for the hosts along with Jordan Ibe and Joe Allen.

Queens Park Rangers loanee Steven Caulker is in defence with returning Dejan Lovren while Christian Benteke is entrusted with the responsibility of leading the line up front. 

Slaven Bilic, the Hammers boss, names a more established side for the trip to Merseyside, including Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia. 

Victor Moses starts against the sclub whom he spent a loan spell in 2013/14 while Darren Randolph is in goal for the visitors.

Today’s line-ups…

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Caulker, Lovren, Smith, Stewart, Allen, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke.

Subs: Ward, Enrique, Ilori, Chirivella, Sinclair, Ojo, Randall.

West Ham United: Randolph, Tomkins, Reid (c), Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Song, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Valencia

Subs: Howes (GK), O'Brien, Collins, Oxford, Cullen, Antonio, Jelavic