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Klopp To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Liverpool Line-Up To Face Man City
Liverpool will look to cement their position in the top four when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet has been back in favour for several weeks so I think we’ll see the Belgian international retain his place ahead of Loris Karius once again this weekend.
Defence: Klopp confirmed at his press conference earlier today that Dejan Lovren is back in contention after playing for the U23’s on Monday having recovered from a knee injury.
Ragnar Klavan put in a solid display during the win over Burnley last weekend but I think Klopp will be tempted to recall Lovren alongside Joel Matip as they are his best centre-back partnership.
Otherwise, we should see a familiar back four with Nathaniel Clyne once again starting at right-back while James Milner will continue at left-back.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson has once again been ruled out after failing to overcome a foot injury and he’s now aiming to make his comeback against Everton after the international break.
Therefore, I don’t think we’ll see any changes in midfield with Emre Can continuing alongside Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum in the middle of the park.
Attack: Roberto Firmino is a doubt for the game as he’s been unable to train this week due to an injury that kept him out of the Burnley game last weekend. Klopp says the Brazilian international will hopefully be able to take part in training on Saturday which would put him in contention to start.
Divock Origi was also named as a slight doubt after picking up a knock yesterday but the Belgian striker is expected to be passed fit and will be on stand-by to start up front if Firmino isn’t deemed fit enough.
Daniel Sturridge won’t be involved as he’s still nursing a hip injury but we should see Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane keeping their places out wide.
Here is how we think Liverpool will line up: