Klopp makes 3 changes to 4-3-3 formation | Expected Liverpool line-up vs Southampton
Liverpool take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. Here is the team we expect Jurgen Klopp to select for the game:
Liverpool will look to make it two wins from two Premier League games when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. Here is the team we expect Jurgen Klopp to select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker remains out with a calf injury so Adrian will continue to deputise in goal. The Spaniard was the hero on Wednesday night as he saved the crucial penalty to give the Reds victory over Chelsea in the Super Cup so he should be full of confidence.
Defence: Joel Matip was recalled in the heart of the Liverpool defence against Chelsea and although they conceded two goals I still expect Klopp to stick with him alongside Virgil van Dijk this weekend.
Joe Gomez played at right-back against the Blues but Trent Alexander-Arnold should be recalled after being given a breather last night while Andy Robertson should continue at left-back.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson is expected to captain the Liverpool side out once again on Saturday after another all-action performance against Chelsea in the Super Cup while Fabinho should also keep his place in the holding role.
Gini Wijnaldum is pushing for a recall after being named on the bench last time out so James Milner could be the man to make way. Naby Keita will miss the trip to Southampton this weekend due to a muscle injury that he picked up earlier this week.
Adam Lallana is another option for Klopp in midfield but I think he’ll have to settle for a place on the bench against his former side this weekend.
Attack: Sadio Mane started his first game of the season last night and looked sharp as he scored both of Liverpool’s goals so the Senegal international should keep his place against the Saints.
Mohamed Salah is obviously likely to retain his place in the Liverpool attack as he looks to make a flying start to the new campaign so Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to drop to the bench at St Mary’s.
That will allow Roberto Firmino to be recalled after he was named on the bench against Chelsea and Oxlade-Chamberlain will be joined by Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi among the substitutes.
Here is how I think Liverpool will line up against Chelsea:
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