Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Arsenal in the Premier League
League leaders Liverpool will be aiming to keep their tails up in the title race when they face Arsenal at Anfield this Saturday. The Reds easily got the better of Newcastle United on Boxing Day to set up this grand clash against the Gunners. Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently six points clear at the top of the table.
They are up against an Arsenal side who only managed to take a point away at Brighton after taking the lead. Unai Emery’s men though, have shown that they are not going to be easy opponents for any team this season. Hence, expect a proper showdown at Anfield this weekend.
James Milner had a muscle issue which kept him out of Boxing day game. He is still 50-50 for the upcoming game. Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are not coming back until mid-January. Alberto Moreno has a slight back problem.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
The Brazilian has been a brilliant addition this season. He has kept 12 clean sheets so far and would be hoping to make it 13 on Saturday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
He is back fit now and should start this game ahead of his competitor, Nathaniel Clyne.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
Liverpool are lacking depth in central defence, with two players injured. Hence, Lovren is expected to start alongside van Dijk.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
The Dutchman has been a colossus at the back for the Reds. His addition to this team is probably the best thing to have happened in years.
Andrew Robertson (LB)
The Scottish machine starts at left-back in every league game. He has been the most consistent full-back in the league this season.
The Brazilian came on for the last few minutes against Newcastle, probably because he will start this game.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)
The Dutchman played only 60 minutes against the Magpies and was subbed off, probably with this game in mind.
Naby Keita (LAM)
He didn’t even feature for a minute on Boxing Day and could start this game in half-space on the left-hand side of the midfield.
Sadio Mane (RAM)
The Senegalese star is expected to start on the right-hand side of the attack, just like he did against Manchester United and Wolves.
Roberto Firmino (SS)
Firmino’s new role is behind the striker, linking up the play with the midfield. The Brazilian has a good understanding with Salah, which helps a lot.
Mohamed Salah (ST)
The Egyptian has adapted well to his new position as the focal point of the attack. He is in form at the moment and that could spell danger for the Arsenal defenders.