Liverpool will entertain Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday evening looking to bag the three points which will help them consolidate their position in the top 4. The Reds are in a rich vein of form after securing a passage through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s team will now turn their attention to the Premier League in their quest to ensure Champions League football for next season.
Meanwhile, the Cherries have been a joy to watch under the stewardship of Eddie Howe during the course of this campaign. They will be confident about their chances of nicking a goal at Anfield which might help them get a result on the day. Klopp is expected to stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might opt to make some changes for this contest.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Bournemouth
Loris Karius is expected to start in goal for the Reds while Simon Mignolet settles for a place on the bench. The German keeper might be shielded by a backline of Dejan Lovren and Virgil Van Dijk in central defence while Alberto Moreno starts in the left-back position and Nathaniel Clyne takes his place on the right-hand side of the backline.
Both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold might be rested for this clash. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his defenders can keep it tight at the back versus the Cherries on Saturday so that they have a good chance of securing the three points and maintain their push towards second place in the Premier League table.
The trio of Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson could be deployed at the centre of the park and the performance of these players will be a decisive factor if Liverpool are to break down the Bournemouth defence at Anfield.
James Milner could be available on the bench for this clash versus Eddie Howe’s side.
The front three would consist of Roberto Firmino spearheading the Liverpool attack, Sadio Mane looking to use his pace down the left flank while Mohamed Salah tries to cause some damage on the right flank. Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke could be available for a place on the bench and might come on during the match if needed.
The form of Salah has been magnificent, to say the least, which is why the Egyptian will once again be expected to get his name on the scoresheet as he battles with Harry Kane in pursuit of the golden boot.