West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is facing the possibility of a defensive crisis as he prepares his side to take on Liverpool this weekend.

Defensive worry for Hammers

Defensive worry for Hammers

Bilic will be keeping a close eye on his training sessions this week as a number of defenders are carrying knocks and he is already without the suspended Pablo Zabaleta and James Collins due to an ankle problem.

Winston Reid has a calf injury and will be monitored all week while Jose Fonte injured his foot in the draw at Palace and is another who will be watched carefully ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp's men.

Liverpool have had trouble of their own but will still present another stern test for Bilic's Hammers who sit just a point above the relegation zone following the draw at Selhurst Park last Saturday.