West Ham fans are suddenly feeling confident about their trip to Anfield, after reports claimed Liverpool could have just one fit centre back.

Jürgen Klopp confirmed in his press conference on Friday that both Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan are unavailable for selection on Sunday.

Lovren has only just returned to Melwood after his World Cup exploits, and Klavan is struggling with a knock picked up in pre-season.

Joe Gomez and Joel Matip could also miss the clash with short-term issues, meaning Virgil van Dijk may be partnered with a youth team centre back when the Hammers come to town.

Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham have been hard at work transforming their attack this summer, and what better way to kick off the season than against an injury-struck defence.

Liverpool have of course had their issues with defending over the last couple of seasons, so the injuries to several first team players could see those problems arise again.

West Ham fans are certainly feeling confident, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…



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Ben Goodwin