4-3-3: Klopp To Make 3 Changes | Expected Liverpool XI vs Everton
Liverpool take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:
Liverpool will look to cement their place in the top four when they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Loris Karius kept a clean sheet during Liverpool’s Champions League win in midweek but the German youngster is set to make way with Simon Mignolet returning in goal.
Defence: Klopp has a decision to make at left-back as Alberto Moreno is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night.
Andrew Robertson is therefore pushing for a recall but I think Klopp may go for experience over the young Scottish international with James Milner moving to left-back having played in the position all of last season.
Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan made successful returns to the side in midweek so they should keep their places while Dejan Lovren is also expected to start in the middle of defence with Joel Matip still nursing a thigh injury.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson will be desperate to return to action after being surprisingly left on the bench for the Champions League win over Spartak in midweek.
Emre Can is the man most likely to make way if Klopp does recall his captain as Gini Wijnaldum should keep his place in the middle of the park.
Philippe Coutinho wasn’t spotted on the training pitch at Melwood this afternoon but there have been no reports of an injury so the Brazilian international will hopefully be fit to start having produced a magnificent display in midweek.
Attack: Klopp had been rotating his attackers over the past few games prior to the Spartak win but I don’t see how he can change anything after they plundered seven goals in midweek.
Roberto Firmino was among the goals again during an excellent all-round performance while Mohamed Salah continued to show why he was one of the buys of the summer.
Sadio Mane also got himself on the score-sheet with a superb volley so I think Klopp will stick with his preferred front three against Everton this weekend before considering changes against West Brom next Wednesday.
That means Daniel Sturridge may have to make do with a place on the substitutes bench on Sunday but the England international will no doubt be itching to be involved at some point.
Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:
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