Liverpool will clash heads with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon looking to go above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings. The Reds managed to secure two crucial victories against Everton and Burnley respectively which would give them a lot of confidence going into this encounter versus the Cherries.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to opt for a 4-3-3 formation and might make a whole host of changes to his team for this league contest against Eddie Howe’s men.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Bournemouth
Alisson Becker will start in goal for Liverpool following another solid display against Burnley in midweek which made the three points secure for the Reds. Simon Mignolet will sit on Klopp’s bench as the backup goalie.
The centre-half duo of Virgil Van Dijk and Dejan Lovren could start at Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon in the absence of Joe Gomez who will miss out due to an injury. Joel Matip got a rare start in midweek which indicates that Klopp might rotate his squad once again this weekend.
Andrew Robertson is a significant doubt for this clash as he has a dead leg so Alberto Moreno might start at left-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold will feature on the other side as he would look to deliver some telling crosses inside the opposition penalty box.
The Liverpool midfield has lacked creativity in recent weeks but the trio of James Milner, Naby Keita and Fabinho have all impressed with their recent performances on the pitch. Jordan Henderson needs to be dropped to the bench as he has not been inventive at the centre of the park.
The dynamic trio of Xherdan Shaqiri, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are expected to start against the Cherries on Saturday after they linked up well in the second half to earn a vital win versus Burnley in midweek. Both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi will look to make an impact from the bench if Klopp chooses to call upon their services this weekend.
Sadio Mane is currently out of action with a foot injury, and it is highly unlikely that he would feature in this match at the Vitality Stadium.