Liverpool will take on Crystal Palace later today, and will hope to go one step closer to winning the Premier League title.
The Reds were sluggish in the Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday, and were perhaps lucky to come away with a draw as the Toffees created the better openings.
Jürgen Klopp’s side are not up to speed yet after the break, but could have a couple of key players back for the clash against Palace, who looked mighty impressive in their 2-0 win against Bournemouth in their last outing.
Should Liverpool beat Palace, they will be crowned Champions if Manchester City drop points against Chelsea in their game on Thursday.
Liverpool Team News
The Reds were without Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson when they faced Everton, but the duo are expected to return tonight against Palace, and could make the Liverpool lineup.
Joel Matip will be unavailable after picking up a foot injury, while James Milner strained his hamstring and will miss out as well.
Predicted Liverpool Lineup vs Crystal Palace
We could a couple of changes at the back, with Matip and Milner both injured. The duo started in the previous game, and could be replaced by Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson in the Liverpool lineup.
Gomez played more than a half against the Toffees, and will partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence, while Robertson will play at right-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold should keep his place at right-back, while Alisson Becker will start in goal.
Klopp went with a midfield three of Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho against Everton. Considering how well Palace played, we could see the German revert to his oft used combination of Henderson, Fabinho, and Gini Wijnaldum.
Klopp will have options though, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Keita will be on the bench.
Roberto Firmino should lead the attack and play as the false nine, while Sadio Mane and Salah are expected to feature as the wide forwards.
Takumi Minamino featured against Everton, and combined well with the likes of Alexander-Arnold and Henderson. The Japanese will be an option off the bench. Divock Origi too might get a chance to impress.