Klopp Forced In to Change As Key Man Ruled Out: Predicted Liverpool XI vs Palace

By on April 21, 2017

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Liverpool will look to cement their position in the top four of the Premier League table when they take on Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: There has once again been speculation in the papers that Liverpool are eyeing a new No.1 this summer but Simon Mignolet has performed well in recent games and Klopp has backed the Belgian international so I think we’ll see him keep his place this weekend.

Defence: Klopp has major problems at the back as Joel Matip is set to miss out after suffering a muscle injury in training this week while Ragnar Klavan is also still struggling with a knee injury.

The Reds boss hinted at his press conference yesterday that he may be forced to call-up Joe Gomez so I think we could see the youngster lining-up alongside Dejan Lovren in the middle of defence.

Nathaniel Clyne will almost certainly keep his place at right-back while James Milner could start on the left despite some fans calling for him to move in to midfield.

Midfield: That’s because Klopp also has injury problems in the middle of the park with Jordan Henderson still struggling to shake-off a niggling foot injury and there are fears he may not play again this season.

Adam Lallana is set to resume full training next week but he’s still out against Palace while Lucas Leiva is facing a late fitness test due to a minor knee problem. However, I think we’ll see the Brazilian passed fit to line-up alongside Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum in midfield.

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Attack: Sadio Mane has been ruled out for the rest of the season so Roberto Firmino is expected to continue on the right side of the Liverpool attack this weekend and he’ll be looking to build on his winner against West Brom last time out.

Klopp has been praising Divock Origi this week so the Belgian youngster could retain his place up front ahead of Daniel Sturridge while Philippe Coutinho is certain to keep his place in attack.

Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:

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2 Comments

  1. Ebuka Nwose

    April 21, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Nice Line Ups But I Think Sturridge Should Start This One Against Palace

  2. Ebuka Nwose

    April 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Milner Could Also Move To Midfield If Lucas Is Not Available So That You Could Try The Shambolic Alberto Moreno Once More

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