Strongest Possible Liverpool Line Up To Face Sunderland: Lovren And Sakho To Start

Liverpool Klopp

‘Consistency’ has become a key word for the big clubs of the Premier League this season, you talk of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur or most importantly for Liverpool, who win one game, lose the next two. And consistency is something, without which a side challenge for the top four at all. Both City and Spurs have shown far more consistency than Jurgen Klopp’s men in red and it’s a big reason for as to why the duo are in contention for at least, making it to the top four, if not for the title.

After a much needed win over Leicester, which was the first occasion this season, when the Foxes failed to score and lost away. The Reds will look to carry on the momentum to their game at the Stadium of Light, where they’ll take on a struggling Sunderland outfit. We predict a 1-0 win for the travelling side. You can find a list of bingo sites with Double Bubble slot for more information before placing your bets on the game.

And here’s how the 8th placed side from Anfield may line up:

GK: Simon Mignolet 

After Adam Bogdan had a terrible outing against Watford a week ago, it’s clear that Klopp won’t mess around with replacing Simon Mignolet, who earned himself a clean sheet against Leicester. And the Belgian will start again, when Liverpool travel to Wearside.

RB: Nathaniel Clyne

The former Southampton star has been bright for Liverpool this season. Under Rodgers, he was the most sound player and he’s been just as compact under Klopp. The 27-year-old has played every single game this season and one can expect him to start this time around too.

CB: Dejan Lovren

It seems the Croatian has now comeback to his own self, after a truly frustrating period under Brendan Rodgers, since arriving from St. Mary’s. Arguably the best player on the pitch against Leicester, Lovren is finally emerging and growing into what most Liverpool fans expected out of him last season.

CB: Mamadou Sakho

The Frenchman’s rise to prominence has been just as unexpected. From a time when he was played as a ball playing centre half to an off the ball combative one, Sakho has excelled under Klopp exceptionally. Sakho has won 3.4 aerial battles in every game, bringing to the fore his physical adeptness.

LB: Alberto Moreno

The Spaniard did take a stud on his face, but put in a determined performance against Leicester. The former Sevilla man is very quick and attacks very well. He’s slightly deficient defensively, but has been very good for the Reds since joining last season.

CDM: Jordan Henderson

The Englishman’s third full game after being deemed fit to feature went very well as the former Sunderland star showed glimpses of what he’s capable of. And Henderson is sure to feature against Sunderland too.

CDM: Emre Can

The Turkish-German utility player has become a key part of the Klopp system, much like under Rodgers. And the 21 year old has established himself rather strongly in the heart of the midfield, doing both the defensive and attacking work to good effect.

RM: Adam Lallana

Someone who has pressed high up the pitch very well ever since Klopp’s era kicked off, Lallana has brought in a lot of energy and craft into this Liverpool side. Although, he hasn’t scored even once, but his hard working ethic is something his gaffer simply loves in his players.

CAM: Roberto Firmino

The new signing from Hoffenheim has shown brief flashes of his capabilities recently and is beginning to shine too. Came up with a man of the match performance against Leicester and a start against Sunderland is what he deserves.

LM: Phillipe Coutinho

Another Brazilian who can tear any defense apart on his day and run rings around them when he’s on song, Firmino comes up with flashes of sublime brilliance once in every game. If Liverpool has to come out of inconsistency quickly, Coutinho has to start.

ST: Christian Benteke

Often not given go’s because of not being the player Klopp wants, Benteke has come up with crucial goals for Liverpool this season. The goal against Southampton, the third goal against Chelsea and the winner against Leicester are prime examples and with Divock Origi not upto scratch and Dan Sturridge still struggling with fitness, Benteke is expected to start at the Stadium of Light.

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Written by Kaustubh Pandey

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