Predicted Liverpool Lineup To Face Swansea City In The Premier League
Liverpool will make the journey to Wales this weekend as they prepare to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.
The Reds are currently sitting 3rd in the Premier League table, following their 4-3 win in an enthralling encounter against Manchester City last weekend. They are just three points off 2nd-placed Manchester United and will look to keep the pressure on the Red Devils, with a win against the Swans away from home on Monday.
Club record signing Virgil van Dijk could be available for the match, after missing out on the win over City last week with a hamstring problem. Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge are close to a return as well, but might not feature on Monday, while captain Jordan Henderson remains sidelined along with Nathaniel Clyne.
Here’s how Jurgen Klopp might set his team out against Carlos Carvalhal’s side:
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Loris Karius (GK)
The manager has confirmed that his compatriot will be the No.1 for the Reds ahead of Simon Mignolet. Should start at the Liberty.
Joe Gomez (RB)
The English defender has been a solid performer for the Merseysiders. A definite starter at right-back on Monday night.
Joel Matip (CB)
In the heart of the defence, it will be Cameroonian defender Joel Matip, who had a solid outing against Manchester City last weekend.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
The Croatian international is likely to occupy the spot alongside Matip, as Klopp might not look to rush Virgil van Dijk into action immediately.
Andy Robertson (LB)
The Scottish left-back has been in brilliant form of late. Should complete the back four for the Merseyside outfit on Monday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM)
The former Arsenal man proved his worth with a Man-of-the-Match display against Manchester City last weekend. Should keep his place intact.
Emre Can (CM)
The German midfielder was another solid performer for Liverpool last weekend. Despite the doubts surrounding his future, he should start against Swansea.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)
Put in one of his best performances of the season, against Pep Guardiola’s side. Deserves to keep his spot in the playing XI.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Scored his 23rd goal of the season in the win over Manchester City. The Egyptian has been unstoppable this term and will pose a huge threat to the Swans’ defence.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
The “engine” of the team, according to the manager, Firmino has scored 17 goals this season – more than the likes of Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette. Sure to start on Monday.
Sadio Mane (LW)
The Senegalese attacker has scored 6 and assisted 4 in 15 league games this season. Expect him to add to his tally on Monday night.