Liverpool will aim to continue their charge in the league when they face Bournemouth away at the Vitality stadium on Saturday. This is the first time in a while that the Reds will play before Manchester City, meaning that they will have a chance to go top of the table for few hours by beating the Cherries.
However, Eddie Howe’s men are no pushovers. They are currently seventh in the table and look a proper Premier League unit. The pace their attacking players possess on the counter will be tough to defend against.
The away side will miss Dejan Lovren for this game, while Joe Gomez is out for six weeks. Sadio Mane is a major doubt, but Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson is back in the reckoning.
The home team will miss Lewis Cook in midfield, who has sadly ruptured his ACL and will be out of action for nine months.
Here’s how we think Klopp would line his team up tomorrow:
The Brazilian has made a significant impact so far and starts every game.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold
At this moment in time, Trent is the only viable right-back option in the squad. Hence, the youngster starts this game.
CB: Joel Matip
With Lovren and Gomez out, Matip will keep his place in the team.
CB: Virgil van Dijk
An irreplaceable in the team and a proper leader at the back. Money well spent by the Reds on the Dutchman.
LB: Andy Robertson
He was rested/had a injury niggle for the Burnley game. But he is fit now and should start on Saturday.
The Brazilian didn’t play in the midweek, expect him to start against Bournemouth.
LCM: Naby Keita
The Guinean showed his qualities against Burnley. He now needs a run of games to bring that consistency to his game.
RCM: Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum had a slight issue, hence, he wasn’t included for the Burnley game. He is available now and should start tomorrow.
RF: Xherdan Shaqiri
The Swiss is becoming a mainstay in the team, especially in league games.
FWD: Mohamed Salah
Played the last half hour of the Burnley game, hence, he should be fresh to start the game against the Cherries
LF: Roberto Firmino
With Mane expected to miss out, we may Firmino switched to the left-hand side of the attack.