Duo ruled out as Klopp makes 2 changes | Expected Liverpool line-up vs West Ham

By on February 3, 2019

Liverpool will be looking to restore their five-point lead at the top of the table with a win when they take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday night. Here is the team we think Jurgen Klopp will select:

Goalkeeper: I don’t think there can be any debate over who will start in goal as Alisson Becker is certain to keep his place with Simon Mignolet once again on the bench.

Defence: Liverpool have been handed a blow with the news that Dejan Lovren has been ruled out of the trip to the London Stadium after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Joel Gomez has also suffered a setback in his recovery from a fractured leg so Joel Matip will start alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been ruled out for Liverpool so James Milner is expected to be recalled at right-back after serving a one-game suspension allowing Jordan Henderson to move back in to midfield. Andrew Robertson will continue at left-back.

Midfield: With Milner set to return at right-back, Henderson can move back in to the midfield alongside Georginio Wijnaldum after a solid showing in defence against the Foxes in midweek.

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A slight switch in formation should see Fabinho recalled in the holding role after he was benched for the 1-1 draw with Leicester last time out with Naby Keita dropping out.

Attack: The formation change is likely to result in Xherdan Shaqiri making way with the Switzerland international expected to drop to the bench against West Ham tomorrow night.

Otherwise, I think we’ll see a familiar Liverpool attack as Klopp is highly unlikely to drop or rest any of his key men for such an important game where they need to restore their five-point lead over Man City following their win over Arsenal today.

Mohamed Salah is likely to move to the right wing with Roberto Firmino leading the line up front while Sadio Mane should start on the left after getting on the score-sheet in midweek.

The likes of Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi will have to make do with a places on the bench once again.

Here is how I think Liverpool will line up:

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One Comment

  1. leo

    February 3, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Maybe we should let Henderson take over the CB position 🙂

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