Klopp To Make 5 Key Changes: Predicted Liverpool XI vs Sevilla

By on September 12, 2017

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Liverpool return to the Champions League tomorrow night when they welcome Sevilla to Anfield for their group stage opener.

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


Goalkeeper: Klopp has already used Loris Karius for Liverpool’s win over Arsenal recently and he may be tempted to give his No.2 another chance to impress tomorrow night. Simon Mignolet could therefore make way by dropping to the bench.

Defence: The Reds boss is expected to make changes at the back with Joe Gomez coming in for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back while Andrew Robertson could replace Alberto Moreno on the left.

Dejan Lovren is also set for a recall after being left out of Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City with the Croatian coming in alongside Joel Matip. Nathaniel Clyne continues to miss out with a hamstring injury.

Midfield: Klopp may decide to play two in central midfield with Emre Can dropping in alongside skipper Jordan Henderson to help counter the attacking threat of a dangerous Sevilla side.

Attack: Philippe Coutinho is being tipped to make his comeback in what will be his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt since failing to force a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window.

Gini Wijnaldum is the man most likely to make way with Coutinho playing in an advanced central attacking midfield role and Sadio Mane is expected to keep his place in attack.

Mohamed Salah is a minor doubt after being sent home from training today with a sore throat but Klopp has suggested the Egyptian international should be fit to start against Sevilla.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is pushing to make his full debut after coming on against City at the weekend but he may have to wait a little longer to start his first game in a Reds shirt.

Adam Lallana remains on the sidelines with a thigh injury but Roberto Firmino is set to lead the line up front with Daniel Sturridge once again on the bench.

Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:


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