4-3-3: Klopp To Make 3 Changes | Expected Liverpool XI vs Chelsea
Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:
Liverpool will put their Champions League heroics to one side when they travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Loris Karius is now Klopp’s established first choice goalkeeper so he’s expected to once again keep his place ahead of Simon Mignolet tomorrow afternoon.
Defence: We could see some changes in defence as Klopp is likely to try and freshen things up as much as possible following the intense game in midweek.
Ragnar Klavan could get a recall alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back with Dejan Lovren making way while Nathaniel Clyne could come in at right-back.
Joe Gomez continues to miss out with an ankle injury but Alberto Moreno is pushing for a recall at left-back. However, I think we’ll see Andrew Robertson keep his place.
Midfield: Klopp has very few options to rotate in midfield as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Emre Can are still unavailable for selection due to long-term injuries.
Adam Lallana is close to making his return having resumed full training but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be deemed fit enough to start against Chelsea.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was played in a midfield role last weekend so the youngster could be deployed in that position tomorrow with James Milner rested. Jordan Henderson and Georgino Wijnaldum should retain their places in midfield.
Attack: The Reds gave everything against Roma to book their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday night so Klopp will no doubt be tempted to protect his key men.
However, Liverpool will virtually guarantee a top four finish if they avoid defeat against fifth-placed Chelsea so I think he’ll keep changes in attack to a minimum.
Mohamed Salah could play as he’ll want to continue his sensational goal-scoring exploits this season while Roberto Firmino will probably lead the line up front once again.
However, Klopp may give Sadio Mane a breather with Danny Ings coming in to the attack tomorrow afternoon.
Here is how we think Liverpool will line up:
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