sport news West Ham receive injury boost with Marko Arnautovic in race to be fit for ...

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic could be fit to face Liverpool on Monday.

The Austrian, who signed a new contract last week amid interest from China, went off injured during the 3-0 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night.

There were concerns Arnautovic had suffered a broken foot, but the injury is not as serious as first feared.

Marko Arnautovic may be fit in time for West Ham's clash against Liverpool on Monday

Manuel Pellegrini offered a positive update on the Austrian as his squad trained for the clash

On whether Arnautovic could make the home clash with the leaders, manager Manuel Pellegrini said: 'We are not sure, we need to see. We have 72 hours more for him to make it.' 

The squad returned to training ahead of Monday's visit of Liverpool to the London Stadium.

Playmaker Manuel Lanzini is back in light training with the first team after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the summer. 

There were fears the attacker had broken his foot during the 3-0 defeat to Wolves

There were fears the attacker had broken his foot during the 3-0 defeat to Wolves

Argentinian playmaker Manuel Lnazini has returned to light training after a serious knee injury

Argentinian playmaker Manuel Lnazini has returned to light training after a serious knee injury

Pellegrini issues instructions to his players ahead of the training session at Rush Green

Pellegrini issues instructions to his players ahead of the training session at Rush Green

Despite their recent blip, the team appeared in light spirits as Lanzini was joined by keeper Adrian and strikers Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez in posing for the cameras before the session.  

The Hammers are currently 12th in the Premier League, but have won just two of their past seven games in all competitions.

This includes a humiliating 4-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup fourth round, although they did beat Arsenal in the league as their inconsistent season continues. 

(Left to right) Adrian, Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and Lanzini pull poses before training

(Left to right) Adrian, Lucas Perez, Javier Hernandez and Lanzini pull poses before training

West Ham have managed to triumph in just two of their last seven games in all competitions

West Ham have managed to triumph in just two of their last seven games in all competitions

England international Aaron Cresswell was wrapped up well against the bitter cold

England international Aaron Cresswell was wrapped up well against the bitter cold

Pellegrini declared himself satisfied with West Ham's transfer activity - or lack of it - in the January

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