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Milner And Lallana To Start | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs FC Porto

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Liverpool will entertain FC Porto at Anfield on Tuesday night looking to build on their impressive 3-1 win over Southampton. The Reds are enjoying a rich vein of form of late after securing five consecutive victories across all competitions. However, the Portuguese side could be a tricky opposition for them so Jurgen Klopp’s men cannot afford to get complacent in midweek.

The Merseyside outfit will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation with James Milner, and Adam Lallana set to start in this upcoming UEFA Champions League encounter.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face FC Porto

Defence

Alisson Becker will start in goal for the Reds of Merseyside after conceding a goal in each of his past four matches across all competitions. The Reds have not kept a clean sheet in their last five games, so there is some reason for concern at the back.

The reliable centre-back pair of Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip will lineup at the middle of Klopp’s backline. Trent Alexander-Arnold will operate as the right-back while James Milner fills in for the suspended Andrew Robertson at the left-back position.

Milner has played as a makeshift left-back before so he shouldn’t have too much difficulty trying to cope with the challenges of operating in a full-back role. Klopp would need his defenders to keep a clean sheet at Anfield so that they are in a strong position heading into the second leg away at Portugal later this month.

Midfield

Liverpool’s midfield three might consist of Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana as the trio look to win the 50-50 battles and establish the home side’s dominance at the centre of the pitch. Klopp might be inclined to go a bit more on the offensive with his lineup so he could include Lallana to ensure Liverpool have enough firepower in the FC Porto half.

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson will be available on the bench and might come on during the encounter if required.

Attack

Roberto Firmino will lead the line for the Reds up top with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane stretching the pitch on the flanks. Klopp will expect his fabulous front three to fire on all cylinders versus Porto on Tuesday night so that they can take a healthy lead into the second leg at Estádio do Dragão.

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