Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool managed to step into the 4th round of the FA Cup with a victory over Plymouth earlier this week but they will now have to turn their attention to their league game this weekend against Swansea. The Reds are currently 7 points off Chelsea at the top of the table and they cannot afford to lose any more ground in the title race. Paul Clement’s side
Paul Clement’s side are fresh from a loss to Arsenal in the previous round and trip to Anfield cannot be any easier. Klopp’s side will hope to make an early impact in the game and take all three points as the manager is expected to go with his strongest side for this game. Here is the predicted lineup that Klopp might field for this tie:
Here is the predicted lineup that Klopp might field for this tie:
Defender Joel Matip is stuck in a feud with the FA over his stance with the Cameroon national side but he may yet get his chance to feature in this game with the verdict set to be out. Sadio Mane is off to the AFCON while Danny Ings and Marko Grujic remain the only other injury concerns for Klopp. Defender Nathaniel Clyne who missed the last game is expected to be back in action after nursing his injury.
Expected lineup (4-3-3):
The Belgian is the first choice shot-stopper for Liverpool in the league this season and Klopp should stick with him for this tie.
The English international missed the first league game of the season at the Old Trafford but he is back fit and is expected to start this game.
The former Southampton man, who was superb in the previous round, was rested in the FA Cup tie and should be back in action this weekend.
The Estonian was an unused substitute in the midweek against Plymouth but with Matip absent, he is expected to get another chance in the starting XI.
The scorer of the only Liverpool goal against United, Milner was also rested for the FA Cup tie and should be back in his left-back position against Swansea.
The skipper of the side, Henderson has also been superb this season for Liverpool and should start just in front of the defense for the Reds.
The German international has not been at his best this season but Klopp should stick with him in the midfield for this weekend.
The former Newcastle man is still growing into this role at the club and he will hope to have a decent outing at Anfield.
The in-form midfielder for Liverpool was ineffective at the Old Trafford but he is expected to have a greater influence against the Swans.
The Brazilian attacker has been at his best playing as a false-9 and he should get his chance to lead the attack for the side on the night.
The Brazilian playmaker was given an hour under his belt against Plymouth and he should start his first PL game in over a month this weekend.