Duo Ruled Out As Klopp Makes 3 Changes | Expected Liverpool Line-Up vs Arsenal

By on November 1, 2018

Liverpool will be looking to go top of the Premier League table with a win when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday evening. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:

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Goalkeeper: There is very little debate over who will start in goal for Liverpool this weekend as summer signing Alisson is certain to keep his place between the sticks unless he picks up a late injury ahead of the game.

Defence: Dejan Lovren seems to be back in favour having started in the last three league games so the Croatian international is likely to continue alongside Virgil van Dijk in the middle of defence. That could see Joe Gomez recalled at right back after being named on the bench last weekend with Trent Alexander-Arnold the unfortunate one to drop out.

Alberto Moreno was given a rare start during the win over Cardiff City last time out but the Spaniard is expected to drop back to the bench with Andrew Robertson coming back in at left-back.

Midfield: Naby Keita has missed the last three matches with a hamstring injury while Jordan Henderson has also sat out the last two matches with a hamstring problem that he sustained against Huddersfield Town last month. Neither player is back in full training yet so they are unlikely to be fit to start against the Gunners.

Therefore, Fabinho is expected to start his fourth consecutive game having impressed in the holding role since coming in to Klopp’s side while Georginio Wijnaldum is also likely to keep his place. Adam Lallana and Xhedran Shaqiri have been deployed in a central attacking midfield role in the last couple of games but Klopp might opt to recall James Milner to give them more protection in the middle of the park.

Attack: I don’t think we’ll see too many surprises in attack on Saturday. Daniel Sturridge and Shaqiri will both be hoping for recalls but I think Klopp will go with his favoured attacking trio at the Emirates.

That means Sadio Mane is set to continue on the left wing and he could have some joy if Hector Bellerin is missing for Arsenal with a thigh injury while Mohamed Salah will be looking to continue his recent goal-scoring form on the opposite flank.

Roberto Firmino hasn’t scored or assisted in his last five Premier League games but I still think the Brazilian international will be given the nod to lead the line up front against the Gunners on Saturday with Sturridge an option from the bench.

Here is how I think Liverpool will line up:

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