The victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the previous month got Liverpool back within a shot at the top-4 in the points table but their disappointing result at the King Power has not left them with some hard work to do to qualify for the Champions League this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side are back in action this weekend as they welcome Arsene Wenger’s out of form Arsenal to Anfield in a crunch tie. The Gunners were inactive the previous weekend leaving them with just 3 points from the last three games in the competition. A victory can take Liverpool into the top-4 this weekend and Klopp will hope that his side can put in a strong performance this weekend. Here is the predicted lineup he might field for this tie:
The Gunners were inactive the previous weekend leaving them with just 3 points from the last three games in the competition. A victory can take Liverpool into the top-4 this weekend and Klopp will hope that his side can put in a strong performance this weekend. Here is the predicted lineup he might field for this tie:
The Reds will be happy with the return of Dejan Lovre, who missed the last few games for the side through injury. He is expected to be back in the starting XI but Klopp revealed that skipper Jordan Henderson and star striker Daniel Sturridge are still out and will not play any role in this game. There are no other issues for Liverpool ahead of this game.
Expected lineup (4-3-3):
The Belgian shot-stopper is the first choice for Liverpool and he should keep his place in the side for this game.
The first choice right-back for Liverpool, Clyne, has been solid this season for the Reds and he is a regular starter under Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool.
The senior defender in the squad alredy, Matip, has been superb at the back for Liverpool but he will have his work cut out against the likes of Alexis Sanchez in this tie.
Just coming back from an injury, Lovren, who trained with the first team should replace Lucas Leiva at the heart of the Liverpool defense for this game.
Though not productive in the last few games, Milner has been dependable for Liverpool and should start this game at left-back.
Even after an underwhelming performance at the King Power, Can should keep his place in the side in the absence of Jordan Henderson for this weekend.
Another player who was virtually absent in the game against Leicester, Wijnaldum, will have to be better for Liverpool to take anything from this game.
The English midfielder has been in decent form off late and Wenger will know that he is one of the danger men for Liverpool on the night.
Up against Nacho Monreal on the night, Mane, will have to be at his best to stretch the Arsenal defence and give his side a chance in this game.
Though having a forgettable time recently, Firmino is the lynchpin in attack for Liverpool and should start this game.
The scorer of the only goal for Liverpool in the previous game, Coutinho will be up against the likes of Bellerin and Koscielny and will hope to have a productive game this weekend.
Here is how they would lineup: