After a comfortable victory over Sunderland in the previous round, Jurgen Klopp’s men were given a boost as they stepped into the semi-final of the League Cup this season earlier this week. They will be up against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth this weekend as they look to take advantage of any slip-up from the two sides fighting at the Etihad on Saturday. Klopp will know that the absence of Philippe Coutinho can affect the side but the options he has at his disposal are bound to help him out of this situation. A win can potentially see them go top of the table this weekend and Klopp is expected to field his best side and here is the predicted lineup that he might play for this game:
The German manager will miss the likes of Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho who are on the long-term injury list. England internationals Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana back in training but they are not expected to make it into the starting line while Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino are back in action after nursing small knocks they picked up in the last round.
The German is the first choice shot-stopper for Liverpool this season and he should keep his place in the side for this game against Bournemouth.
One of the most consistent right-backs in the league, Clyne is an automatic starter for Klopp and will have to do a decent job this weekend.
Arguably the best summer buy this season, Matip has been excellent at the back for the club recently and should start this game at the heart of the Liverpool defense.
The former Southampton man was solid in the previous game at Anfield but he is expected to have a slightly tougher night this weekend against the Cherries.
The makeshift full-back for Liverpool got a few miles under his belt in the League Cup in the midfield but should be back to the left-back position for this game.
The club captain was yet again commanding in the midfield for the Reds last weekend and he will have to play a similar role this weekend against Bournemouth.
The German midfielder has been effective since coming back from injury and he should keep his place in the side for this trip to Bournemouth.
The former Newcastle man has been an important figure in the midfield for the Reds this season in the absence of Lallana and he should have a good night if Liverpool are to take anything from this game.
The Senegalese winger has been in devastating form this season for Liverpool and he should start on the right wing on the night against Bournemouth.
Back in action after missing the League Cup tie, Firmino should be fresh and ready to take on Eddie Howe’s side this weekend.
The Belgian striker was on the scoresheet in the last two games for Klopp’s side and he should lead the attacking line for Liverpool in this game against Bournemouth.