4-3-3: Klopp To Make 2 Changes | Expected Liverpool XI vs Arsenal

By on December 21, 2017

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Liverpool will look to cement their position in the top four with a positive result when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Friday evening.

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

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet recovered from a minor knock to keep a clean sheet during Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth last weekend so the Belgian international is expected to keep his place with Loris Karius on the bench.

Defence: Joel Matip is back in training after recovering from a thigh injury but Klopp has suggested this game may come too soon so the Cameroonian international is likely to miss out.

Ragnar Klavan should therefore continue alongside Dejan Lovren in the middle of defence while Joe Gomez could keep his place ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

Alberto Moreno is once again ruled out as he’s still several weeks away from recovering from an ankle injury so Andrew Robertson should continue at left-back.

Midfield: It will be interesting to see what Klopp decides to do in midfield as he has plenty of options at his disposal these days and has been rotating his team in recent weeks.

Emre Can is back from a one-game suspension so the German international could get a recall. Jordan Henderson has been left out of some big games recently so the skipper may be the man to make way tomorrow.

Philippe Coutinho played on the wing at Bournemouth but if Klopp wants to recall Sadio Mane then the Brazilian international is expected to drop back in to a deeper central midfield role.

Gini Wijnaldum has been an important player for Klopp this season but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been impressing in the middle of the park of late so I think we might see him keep his place as he’ll have a point to prove against his old club.

Therefore, Wijnaldum may have to make do with a place on the bench where he’ll be joined by Adam Lallana as the midfielder is back in the squad after returning to full fitness.

Attack: With Coutinho dropping back in midfield it will allow Klopp to recall Mane to the attack and unleash Liverpool’s ‘fab four’ against Arsenal.

Roberto Firmino should once again lead the line up front after getting himself on the score-sheet last time out which means Daniel Sturridge will have to make-do with a place on the bench if he recovers from illness.

Mohamed Salah has been in sensational form this season so he’s certain to keep his place in attack and the Premier League’s top scorer will be looking to add to his tally of 14 goals this campaign.

Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:

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