Liverpool will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they face Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have dropped points in their previous two league games against West Ham and Leicester, resulting in them dropping down to second spot in the league, albeit on goal difference and having played a game less.
As the pressure of the title race hots up, three minutes is a must for the Reds against Cherries, as they seek to reclaim top spot.
In terms of injury updates, Klopp had some positive things to convey. The midfield duo of Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum, who missed the last game, trained normally.
Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is also back in full training after three-and-a-half weeks out. Joe Gomez had a successful injury and the gaffer hopes to see him in action in four to six weeks. Dejan Lovren is still not right and may be back by the Bayern game.
Here’s how I think Klopp may line his team up tomorrow:
The Brazilian has started every league game so far and that is expected to continue.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold
The youngster is back in full training and is expected to start at right-back. James Milner will be a relieved man!
CB: Joel Matip
With Gomez and Lovren out, Matip is the only fit centre-back able to partner Virgil van Dijk. The Cameroonian has to improve on his performance level though.
CB: Virgil van Dijk
The Dutchman wasn’t at his best in the previous two games, partly due to the illness. He is still a colossus at the back and an irreplaceable cog in the team.
LB: Andy Robertson
The Scot is the undisputed first-choice left-back in the team. He is expected to take the field.
The Brazilian has come leaps and bounds in the past couple of months in terms of his development. He is now an important player in midfield for the Reds and should start.
RCM: Georginio Wijnaldum
The Dutchman trained normally as suggested by the boss and is expected to start. Liverpool missed his calm presence in midfield against West Ham.
LCM: Naby Keita
The Guinean international tried his best to unlock the Hammers’ rearguard. He is more suited to playing in a three-man midfield, so that he can take risks with the ball in tight areas.
RW: Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian looked like didn’t fancy it in the last match and may need to up his game if the Reds are to get back to winning ways.
ST: Roberto Firmino
The game against West Ham was probably Firmino’s worst by a mile. He should improve on that against Bournemouth.
LW: Sadio Mane
The Senegalese star has scored in the last three games and has been in good form lately. Liverpool fans will be hoping it stays the same for the rest of this season.