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Lovren Returns vs. Hammers
Friday, Jan. 29
Lovren was named in manager Jurgen Klopp's starting lineup for the FA Cup tie against West Ham.
Lovren Return Is Rare Good News for Klopp
The defender's injury at Stoke marked the second setback of the match for Liverpool. Philippe Coutinho left the field after less than 20 minutes with a hamstring issue of his own.
Footy Accumulators noted at the time that gave the Reds six hamstring injuries compared to eight for the rest of the Premier League combined.
Lovren had enjoyed an uptick in form as a key cog in Liverpool's back line. It allowed him to provide some much-needed stability for the club, which has leaned more on its defence while seeking additional attacking consistency.
Kolo Toure has seen more playing time in his absence, but Klopp will be glad to have Lovren back to boost Liverpool's European ambitions.