This Wednesday night sees Liverpool take on West Ham United at the London Stadium. The Reds enter the game 16 points clear at the top of the table, winning this game in hand will put them 19 points ahead of Manchester City in second place. With Sadio Mane injured for the West Ham, we look at three candidates to replace him:

We examine who could fill in for Sadio Mane against West Ham United.

We examine who could fill in for Sadio Mane against West Ham United. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Divock Origi

The Belgian striker has often filled in on the wing when needed.

A big goal in big games merchant, West Ham United away may be too lowly a fixture to draw the best out of Big Divock.

Origi definitely deserves more minutes given his stature in our recent history, this is precisely the type of scenario he is kept around for, to fill in for the front three when they aren’t around.

If he does start the will need a strong performance to make his case for more regular game time.

Takumi Minamino

The Japanese forward has had a tough start to life on Merseyside.

 

The ex-Red Bull Salzburg forward had a decent game against Everton in the FA Cup but was disappointing against Wolves and Shrewsbury Town.

He is still clearly getting up to speed with the Liverpool way, a low pressure game against The Hammers could be the ideal game to give him some valuable match practice in.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox has often appeared on the wing for Klopp when needed.

If Naby Keita or Fabinho starts in the midfield then we could see The Ox shipped out to the left to cover for Sadio Mane.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is desperate for a goal having put in some frustrating performances in the last few weeks.

Heading back to London could give him the motivation he needs to recover his best form.

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