Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, a match which could have a huge bearing on where the Premier League title will go at the end of the season.
The hosts have been in fantastic form this season, losing just two points in the league this season, while their opponents have lost two games and drawn one in the opening 11 games.
Jurgen Klopp has an almost full squad to choose from for Sunday’s game, barring 2-3 first-team players. Liverpool could extend their lead to 9 points if they win the all-important game.
Who could Klopp start in this important game? Let’s take a look at the possible Liverpool lineup for Sunday.
Liverpool Team News
Joel Matip will miss the game due to a knee injury, as will Xherdan Shaqiri. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson missed the mid-week Champions League game due to illness, but he has recovered to be available for this game.
Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Manchester City
Alisson will continue in goal for Liverpool against City, and will start his fifth league game of the season.
The big loss for Liverpool for Sunday’s game is the injury to Joel Matip, who has been very good at the back with Virgil van Dijk. Matip will miss the game which means that Dejan Lovren and van Dijk will start at the back for the Reds. Lovren will start his fourth Premier League game of this season.
Out wide at right-back and left-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson will start and provide a lot going forward for Liverpool.
Adam Lallana played in midfield last weekend against Aston Villa as Klopp wanted to save Fabinho from getting another booking, which would have seen him miss this week’s City game. Fabinho should start in midfield, alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson.
Henderson was rested for the mid-week Champions League, but the Liverpool captain should return for this key clash. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is an option, after having hit good form recently.
The trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane should start up top for Liverpool against Manchester City.
Firmino has scored three, Salah has scored five, and Mane has scored six in the Premier League so far, and they could trouble City on Sunday, as their defence has injuries to deal with.