This week sees Liverpool journey to the Olympic Stadium to take on West Ham United. The Hammers are staring relegation in the face and won’t be holding out much hope of a point against The Reds. Luckily for the hosts, West Ham have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the Liverpool game.
Lukasz Fabianski could be fit to play on Wednesday night.
The Polish shot stopper is by far and away the best keeper in the West Ham squad, he registered three league clean sheets before picking up his hip injury – the Hammers only shut out the opposition twice during his 14 game absence.
Fabianski has been absent since coming off during the Hammers’ January 10th clash with Sheffield United.
The goalie suffered a recurrence of the hip injury which saw him miss 14 games between September 2019 and January of this year.
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David Martin and Darren Randolph have been filling in for the Pole in his absence.
David Moyes told his pre-match press conference (as reported by the Liverpool ECHO) that Fabianski “could feature” on Wednesday.
What RTK has to say
This could be a game changer for West Ham.
If Fabianski manages to start then the Hammers might only lose by two.
The question is whether or not the ex-Everton boss would want to risk injuring his best keeper further by playing him in a game they are likely to be well beaten in anyway.
However, if he does play then it could give the West Ham defence a confidence boost – having a solid and reliable goalie behind you completely changes the mentality of a defence. Just look at how The Reds settled when Alisson replaced Loris Karius.