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Liverpool expected line-up against Arsenal


  • After two cup fixtures where Liverpool came out unscathed, they will face two tough Premier League fixtures back to back starting with a crunch tie against the Gunners who are at the top of the table going into this game. It will be a superb game for the neutral as it is a fight between two teams managed by two master minds.

    Liverpool had plenty of injury problems recently but it was revealed by the manager that Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure are fit for this game against Arsenal. Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Jordan Ibe are also in contention and may start this game on the bench. Origi, Skrtel, Lovren, Coutino, Sturridge, Ings, Gomez and Flannagan are also out of this game. Here is how they might line up against Arsenal on Wednesday:

    Formation: 4-3-2-1

    Goal Keeper:

    Simon Mignolet:

    There were reports that the Belgian might not be fit for the game but he will surely find his place in the team for this game once declared fit.

    Defense:

    Nathaniel Clyne:

    The right back for Liverpool has been one of the brightest players for Liverpool this season and will hope to continue his good work against the Gunners.

    Kolo Toure:

    Toure was superb in his last outing against Stoke and will hope to repeat the level of performance against his previous club on Wednesday.

    Mamadou Sakho:

    Sakho picked up an injury recently but is fit just in time to start at the heart of the Liverpool defense in this crunch tie against Arsenal.

    Alberto Moreno:

    After sitting out for a week, Moreno will be fresh and raring to take on the Gunners who are at the top of the table going into this fixture.

    Mid-field:

    Lucas Leiva:

    The Brazilian has been the lynchpin for Liverpool this season in the mid-field and will have to be at his best to keep the likes of Mesut Ozil at bay.

    Joe Allen:

    With a superb performance at Stoke in the League cup semi-final, Allen will get his chance to shine in the league against a top notch side on Wednesday.

    Emre Can:

    The German has been in great form off late controlling the game in the middle for Liverpool. He will have to do more of the same if Liverpool are to dominate at Anfield.

    Adam Lallana:

    The English international was rested in the last two games for the side and will be bought back into the starting XI straight away against the Gunners.

    Roberto Firmino:

    The Brazilian has failed to impress one and all at Liverpool but will get another chance on Wednesday when he starts at Anfield.

    Attack:

    Christian Benteke:

    Benteke needs to provide bit more support for his mid-fielders if he is to keep his place in the upcoming games with Sturridge closing in on a return from injury.

    With skipper Jordan Henderson and mid-fielder James Milner back in the squad, both the players may be given starts on the night as Klopp might think of dropping Benteke onto the bench and play Firmino up-top as a false 9. Here is another possible formation Liverpool might play against Arsenal. New signing Caulker might also be given a start straight away in place of Sakho who is just back from injury.

    Formation: 4-3-3

    Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Caulker, Moreno; Lucas, Can, Lallana, Henderson, Firmino, Benteke

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