Firmino In, Sturridge Out: Predicted Liverpool Starting Line-Up vs Arsenal

By on August 12, 2016
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Premier League football returns this weekend and Liverpool kick off their campaign with a tough trip to the Emirates to take on Arsenal. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:

Goalkeeper: With summer signing Loris Karius cruelly ruled out with a hand injury, Simon Mignolet is set to keep his place between the sticks.

Defence: Klopp has injury concerns in defence as Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez are unavailable but Dejan Lovren has been passed fit to start after picking up a minor knock last weekend.

Summer signing Ragnar Klaven has impressed in pre-season and is expected to make his competitive debut while Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno should start in the full-back positions.

Midfield: James Milner is a doubt with a heel injury that he picked up against Barcelona last weekend so Jordan Henderson is expected to line-up in midfield with Emre Can.

Lucas Leiva is out due to a knock but Marko Grujic could be on the bench after shaking off an ankle problem and should be joined among the substitutes by summer signing Gini Wijnaldum.

Attack: Klopp has hinted he won’t take any chances with Daniel Sturridge as the striker has been unable to train fully this week due to a niggling hip problem.

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Divock Origi is pushing for a start up front but I think we’ll see Roberto Firmino given the nod for this game. Sadio Mane has made a huge impact since joining the club and should be given his competitive debut and join Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho in attack.

Here is how I think we’ll see Liverpool line-up:

BACK ARSENAL TO WIN AT 8/1 OR LIVERPOOL AT 12/1

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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3 Comments

  1. Gebreyesus tenagashaw

    August 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I think Liverpool gets three points at emirates.

  2. D

    August 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    My team would be (I mean considering the injuries and whatnot):

    Mignolet

    Nathaniel Clyne Joel matip Ragnar Klavan Alberto Moreno

    Jordan Henderson Emre Can

    Georginio Wijnaldum Philipe Coutinho

    Roberto Firmino

    Divock Origi

  3. Gash G.

    August 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    let’s rock! the broken arsenal on their beautiful garden.

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