4-3-3: Duo Fit As Klopp Makes 2 Key Changes | Expected Liverpool Line-Up vs PSG
Liverpool take on Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:
Liverpool will look to book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League when they take on Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Wednesday night. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:
Goalkeeper: Alisson is certain to keep his place between the sticks tomorrow night as he’s been a key player for Liverpool since joining from Roma in the summer. Simon Mignolet will therefore have to make do with a place on the bench.
Defence: Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Joe Gomez is fit to return after recovering from a minor muscle problem that kept him out of the win at Watford over the weekend. Dejan Lovren is the man set to make way as Gomez should be recalled to line-up alongside Virgil van Dijk in defence.
Trent Alexander-Arnold should continue at right-back with Nathaniel Clyne out of favour while Andrew Robertson is almost certain to once again start ahead of Alberto Moreno at left-back.
Midfield: Naby Keita has only played a handful of minutes in Liverpool’s last seven games as he’s struggled with a muscle injury and has played just 19 minutes of Champions League football this season so it’s unlikely he’ll be recalled tomorrow night.
Jordan Henderson should have done enough to keep his place in midfield while Georginio Wijnaldum is also expected to start but it will be interesting to see what Klopp does with Xherdan Shaqiri.
The Swiss international has been superb in recent games in a central role but Klopp may want to bring in Fabinho to offer more protection in front of the defence so Shaqiri may find himself back on the bench.
James Milner is pushing for a recall after being benched recently but I think he’ll once again be named among the substitutes while Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain miss out due to injury.
Attack: This is a huge game for Liverpool and even though they have a Merseyside derby to think about at the weekend, Klopp will no doubt pick his strongest side so I think we’ll see a familiar front three tomorrow.
Daniel Sturridge has failed to take his chances when handed a start in recent games so Roberto Firmino should retain his place up front while Mohamed Salah is almost certain to offer support in attack.
Sadio Mane emerged as a fitness doubt earlier this week after being struck down with illness but the attacker took part in full training at Melwood on Tuesday afternoon and Klopp has confirmed he’s fit to start – which is a huge boost for Liverpool.
Here is how I think Liverpool will line up:
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