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“Outside FA Cup replay chance” for big pair

sakhoManu Lanzini and Diafra Sakho have “outside chances” of being included in the squad for tomorrow evening’s FA Cup replay against Liverpool.

But it’s far more likely the top duo will return to the fray against Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Both players have been training with the first team squad for several days but the manager is not a man to take a chance on their fitness uness he is 100 per cent certain.

And although it may happen that one, the other, or both, could appear for 20 minutes against Liverpool it’s unlikely.

We were told this morning that the pair were looking very good in training and both are at the same stage of their various recoveries.

manuel-lanzini-west-ham-liverpool_3343611Our source said: “It would be great to have had them both ready for the match because we are taking this competition very seriously indeed and we need a reaction from a disappointing result at Southampton.

“It’s all down to the manager but although there’s an outside chance of them making it the Norwich game looks far more possible.”

 

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2 comments on ““Outside FA Cup replay chance” for big pair

  1. Its a difficult one. I have missed seeing these two on the pitch so much, so would love to see them play but not if its too quick and could put them out again for months. So Like a child who cant wait to open my presents at Xmas I think daddy needs to say no to me and keep them safe lol

  2. No rush
    With Carroll fit and the best bet against Liverpoor because they can’t better him,Valencia,Moses and Antonio all available there is no problem Payet to sit in behind them as the play maker
    Kouyate with either Noble ,Song or Obiang
    Tomkins Reid Collins or Ogbonna and Cresswell
    Randolf or Adrien
    Plus a packed bench we are to strong for Klopps shambles

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