Europa League: Liverpool expected 4-3-3 line-up to face Augsburg

Aakarsh / 18 February 2016

Jurgen Klopp’s men are back in action this weekend in the Europa league with an away trip to Augsburg. With the league position not so good, Liverpool need to focus on the cup competitions and will hope to come out of this game unscathed against a side struggling in the German Bundesliga.

Klopp revealed that Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen, Adam Lallana and Jorda Rossiter are all out of this game injured while Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are long term absentees. Wing back Jon Flanagan will not travel with the squad as he was not registered. With a cup final ahead of the second leg, Klopp is expected to field a strong line-up including the likes of Sturridge and Coutinho.

Here is Liverpool’s probable line-up to face Augsburg on Thursday:

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mignolet:

Kept his first clean sheet in some time at Villa Park in the weekend and will hope to repeat a similar performance in Germany.

Defense:

Nathaniel Clyne:

The most consistent defender for Liverpool this season, Clyne will once again be given a start and will a lot of work to down the flank.

Kolo Toure:

After scoring his first Liverpool goal against Villa in the weekend, Toure will be full confidence and will hope to boss his penalty area on Thursday.

Mamadou Sakho:

Has not been at his best since coming back from injury and will need to find his fee quickly as the business end of the season is approaching,

Alberto Moreno:

The Spaniard has been a good creative force in the final third but has just not been able to stay solid in defense. He will have to do well with a number of subs waiting to snatch his place.

 

Mid-field:

Emre Can:

The German will be excited travelling back to his home soil and will be controlling the center of the pitch for Liverpool against Augsburg.

Jordan Henderson:

The Liverpool skipper has been instrumental in the last few games and will have to rally his troops over the finish line on Thursday.

James Milner:

The England international has suddenly blossomed into form and look like a player full of confidence. He will have a huge role to play on the night.

Phillipe Coutinho:

The Brazilian was back amongst the mix straight away after coming back from injury and having played just 60 minutes at the weekend will be fresh and raring to go.

Roberto Firmino:

Firmino has been on and off up front this season. He has produced some brilliant moments at times and his team will need some of those in Germany.

Attack:

Daniel Sturridge:

Picked up a goal in his first start in the Premier League for two months and looks sharp and fit and ready to lead the line for his club in Europe.

 

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