Given fancied to return for Trap's Ireland

SHAY GIVEN is considering coming out of international retirement and Paddy Power believe the goalkeeper will return for Ireland’s next World Cup qualifier.

The Irish take on Sweden on March 21 and Given is 8-15 to be named in Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad and 11-8 to miss out with the Aston Villa stopper seemingly open to a recall.

"It is something I am looking at at the minute to be honest” Given, who has won 125 caps, told the Irish Examiner.

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West Ham v Liverpool

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  • West Ham are unbeaten in their last ten home games
Expert verdict
Liverpool have already played 11 matches this year and that workload may contribute to a defeat to West Ham in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Upton Park. Jurgen Klopp has been making wholesale changes for FA Cup ties and some of his younger players impressed in the goalless draw against the Hammers but it is likely to be a different story on the road.

 

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