West Ham trio Marko Arnautovic, Aaron Cresswell and Lukasz Fabianski face late fitness tests ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool, the club’s official website reports.
The Hammers host Premier League leaders Liverpool in the Monday night kick-off, expecting a tough game.
And Manuel Pellegrini will hope that his three doubtful players can pass a late assessment to ease the woes of having a heavily depleted squad.
Fitness tests for trio
Arnautovic, Cresswell and Fabianski will all be assessed before Pellegrini decides whether to include them against Liverpool.
Cresswell has missed the past two games with a knock picked up in training and Arthur Masuaku has been criticised for his performances at left-back.
Fabianski played the full 90 minutes against Wolves but a clash with Matt Doherty left him with a sore arm. Pellegrini believes the Poland international will be available, but Adrian is waiting in the wings in case he is not risked.
Arnautovic limped off against Wolves with a foot injury and there were initial fears that it was a long-term injury.
But the Austrian will be assessed, like Cresswell and Fabianski, before a decision is made.
Samir Nasri ruled out
Samir Nasri will miss the game against Liverpool as he continues to recover from an injury which has ruled him out of the last two games.
The Frenchman joined West Ham on a free transfer at the end of December but he needs another week, according to Pellegrini.
Other injury news
West Ham’s injury list remains lengthy. Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid have not played this season and remain out.
The other long-term absentees include Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez, Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena.
Interestingly, this report does not reference Lucas Perez, who missed the Wolves clash with an injury but is not mentioned as being sidelined, doubtful or fit.