Klopp To Make 8 Changes: Predicted Liverpool Starting Line-Up vs Newcastle
Liverpool will have one eye on their Europa League semi final when they welcome Newcastle to Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Here is our predicted team.
Liverpool will have one eye on their Europa League semi final when they welcome Newcastle to Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will pick for the game.
Goalkeeper: Klopp handed Danny Ward his debut against Bournemouth last weekend but I have a feeling he’ll stick with Simon Mignolet on Saturday having recalled the Belgian against Everton last night.
Defence: The Reds boss is expected to make wholesale changes from the side that thrashed their Mersey rivals with Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne all rested ahead of the Villarreal game.
Jon Flanagan could come in at right-back while Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Brad Smith should all get another run out in defence.
Midfield: With Emre Can and Jordan Henderson out through injury, Lucas Leiva could retain his place in midfield but otherwise I expect plenty of changes with James Milner rested and Joe Allen coming in while youngster Kevin Stewart should get another chance to impress.
Attack: With Divock Origi suffering an ankle injury last night, Klopp is going to have to protect Daniel Sturridge and rest him against Newcastle. With Christian Benteke and Danny Ings still injured, it leaves Liverpool light of options up front which could see Roberto Firmino start through the middle.
Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana are sure to be rested ahead of the Villarreal clash so Sheyi Ojo and Jordan Ibe could come back in to the starting eleven after impressive run-outs at Bournemouth last weekend.
Here is how I think we’ll see Liverpool line-up:
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?