Sturridge Starts As Klopp Makes 5 Changes | Expected Liverpool XI vs Burnley

By on December 4, 2018

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Liverpool will be looking for a win to maintain the pressure on Manchester City when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday night. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:

Goalkeeper: There can be no debate over who’ll start in goal for Liverpool as Alisson is certain to keep his place between the sticks with Simon Mignolet once again named on the bench.

Defence: Andrew Robertson is a doubt for the game after picking up a hip problem during the dramatic Merseyside derby win over Everton. Klopp says he’ll assess the Scottish international but he may not want to risk him so Alberto Moreno is on stand-by to deputise at left-back.

Dejan Lovren is also in-line for a recall after not featuring against Everton so Joe Gomez could be the man to make way as Virgil van Dijk is expected to keep his place in the middle of defence. Gomez has played at right-back on occasion this season but usually in the Champions League so Trent Alexander-Arnold may keep his place tomorrow night.

Midfield: Klopp has hinted he’s ready to freshen things up after two intense games against PSG and Everton so we could see changes in midfield with Jordan Henderson expected to be recalled after serving a one-game ban at the weekend.

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Naby Keita is also pushing for a recall after not starting recently and Fabinho is likely to be the man to drop out with Georginio Wijnaldum keeping his place. James Milner is another option for Klopp but he may have to make-do with a place on the bench once again.

Attack: Sadio Mane is a major doubt for the game after suffering a nasty cut to his foot against Everton. The attacker required stitches and it’s unlikely Klopp will take any chances with him so I don’t think Mane will start at Burnley.

That could mean Xherdan Shaqiri playing from the left wing while Mohamed Salah should keep his place in attack but we may see Roberto Firmino given a well-earned breather. The Brazilian international hasn’t been himself recently and looks jaded so Klopp could take the opportunity to give him a rest.

Sunday’s hero Divock Origi will be hoping he’s done enough to earn a rare start after scoring the winner in stoppage time against Everton but I think Daniel Sturridge is more likely to get the nod up front.

Here is how I think Liverpool will line up:

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