Key duo return as Klopp makes 5 changes | Expected Liverpool line-up vs Bournemouth
Liverpool take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Here is the team we expect Jurgen Klopp to select for the game:
Liverpool will be looking to continue their superb run with another win when they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Here is the team we expect Jurgen Klopp to select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Liverpool will welcome number one goalkeeper Alisson Becker back into the squad after he served a one match suspension against Everton on Wednesday night. Alisson will come straight back into the side so Adrian will drop to the bench.
Defence: I don’t expect Klopp to make any changes to his defence as Joel Matip remains on the sidelines with an on-going knee injury that’s hampered him for several weeks. Dejan Lovren has been enjoying a good run alongside Virgil van Dijk so I expect that partnership to continue with Joe Gomez having to settle for a place on the bench.
Liverpool have a huge Champions League game against Salzburg next week but Klopp is unlikely to rest either of his full-backs so I expect Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson to start once again.
Midfield: Liverpool will continue to be without Fabinho as the Brazilian midfielder is facing a number of weeks on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury that he sustained last week.
James Milner put-in another hard working performance during the 5-2 win over Everton while Adam Lallana also impressed in the derby but I think they’ll both drop to the bench this weekend.
Jordan Henderson is expected to be recalled after the Liverpool skipper was rested versus the Toffees while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also likely to come back into the side. Gini Wijnaldum should keep his place so Naby Keita may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Attack: Klopp rested Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the Everton game so I think we’ll see them coming back in to the side this weekend. Salah is still trying to get back to his best form after an ankle injury but I think the Egyptian international will start at Bournemouth.
Sadio Mane was on the scoresheet yet again on Wednesday night and he should keep his place in the Liverpool attack so Xherdan Shaqiri is set to make way despite scoring against Everton upon his return to the team.
Divock Origi scored a fine brace in the Merseyside derby so he’ll be hoping he’s done enough to keep his place in Klopp’s starting eleven but I think the Belgian international will find himself back on the bench this weekend.
Here is how I think Liverpool will line up: