Predicted Liverpool Line-up To Face Bournemouth In The Premier League
Having secured a berth in the Champions League semi-finals after a long time, Liverpool will now concentrate on their Premier League objectives in order to secure a Champions League place for next campaign.
They are well ahead of 5th-placed Chelsea in the points tally and victories in the three remaining home games will be sufficient to fulfill season’s aspirations even if the Blues win their remaining fixtures.
The Reds registered an incredible 2-1 win over Manchester City at Etihad in midweek’s Champions League quarterfinal return leg tie and will now be looking to replicate the same while hosting Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Loris Karius (GK)
The custodian has redefined himself between the sticks since replacing Simon Mignolet earlier this year and has pulled off some stunning stops to earn reliability.
Nathaniel Clyne (RB)
Started last weekend’s Everton game and also played a few minutes against Manchester City on Tuesday night, coming on as a late substitute for Trent Alexander-Arnold. Klopp might hand him another Premier League start against the Cherries.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
The Croatian, notoriously known for his error-prone outings, has truly stepped up in Matip’s injury absence and his towering displays against Manchester City (on both occasions) earned him massive appreciation from every corner.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
The Dutchman has stepped up as a true leader to guide the Reds in protecting their goal with enormous efficiency. A sure starter.
Andrew Robertson (LB)
This low-key signing from Hull City has been a surprise package. The Scotsman is now the first-choice ahead of Alberto Moreno and has established himself as league’s best left-back due to his attacking intent as well as defensive composure.
Jordan Henderson (CDM)
The skipper missed the return leg tie against the Cityzens due to suspension but should return against the Cherries on Saturday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (RCM)
The former Arsenal star has been a revelation since his summer switch as he has earned a regular role in Klopp’s system with his hard work, commitment, and aggressive intent.
Georginio Wijnaldum (LCM)
Delivered an inspiring second-half display against Manchester City in the 2nd leg of the quarter-final clash. However, the return of Henderson will allow him to play further high up the pitch and connect with the attacking third more often.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
The electrifying Egyptian has already scored 39 goals this season in Liverpool colours and leads the Premier League top-scorers’ chart with 29 goals. He missed the Everton game with a groin strain but came back strongly, scoring the much-needed equaliser against Manchester City.
Sadio Mane (RW)
The Senegalese has been on a decent run of form in recent weeks and is likely to trouble the Cherries backline with his tricky runs, layoffs and cut-ins.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
The main man in Klopp’s system who works tirelessly to win back possession, constitute attacking moves and be clinical in front of goal. The Reds still have plenty to play for this season and the Brazilian will hope to continue his scintillating form for the remainder of the campaign.