4-3-3: Klopp Makes 2 Changes | Expected Liverpool XI vs Southampton

By on February 9, 2018


Liverpool will be desperate to cement their place in the top four with a win when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Loris Karius now appears to be Klopp’s first choice goalkeeper so the German youngster is expected to keep his place ahead of Simon Mignolet once again this weekend.

Defence: Joel Matip was named on the bench during the 2-2 draw with Tottenham last weekend but I think he’ll find himself recalled to start alongside Virgil van Dijk on Sunday.

Dejan Lovren will be the man to make way after another unconvincing display against Spurs but Trent Alexander-Arnold should keep his place at right-back as Joe Gomez isn’t ready to return despite resuming light training.

Alberto Moreno is also back in training after recovering from a knock but he might not be considered match fit yet so Andrew Robertson should retain his place at left-back.

Midfield: Klopp may decide to freshen things up in midfield with James Milner likely to make way after being handed a surprise start against Tottenham last weekend.

Gini Wijnaldum is pushing for a recall but I think Klopp may go with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with the England international coming in alongside Jordan Henderson and Emre Can.

Attack: Adam Lallana stepped up his recovery from a thigh injury with a run out for the U23’s earlier this week but it didn’t go according to plan after he saw red following an unsavory incident.

Luckily the midfielder’s ban doesn’t count in Premier League games so Lallana could be in the squad on Sunday but I think he’ll be named among the substitutes.

I don’t think Klopp will spring any surprises in the final third so expect to see Roberto Firmino once again leading the line up front with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in support.

That means the likes of Dominic Solanke and Danny Ings will once again have to make do with places on the bench.

Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:

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