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WHY EMENIKE WASN’T INCLUDED IN WEST HAM FA CUP REPLAY SQUAD AGAINST LIVERPOOL

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When West Ham FC tackle Liverpool tonight in an Emirates FA cup fourth round tie at Boleyn Ground, new winter acquisition Emmanuel Emenike won’t be on parade as he wasn’t listed by manager Slaven Bilic due to reasons bothering on the tournament rules.

The 28 year old who made his West Ham debut in their 0-1 loss to Southampton isn’t eligible for the FA cup replay clash as he wasn’t a registered West Ham player when the first leg which ended 0-0 was played.

However the return of Andy Carrol last weekend will cushion the effect the absence of the Nigerian would have had on their squad as they head into their 133rd meeting against Liverpool with the Merseysiders winning 70 of their clashes while the hammers have won 27 with the rest 35 ending in draws.

A spot in the quarterfinals of the FA cup awaits both teams where Championship side Blackburn Rovers lies in wait for the winner of the tie.