Alisson, Firmino And Salah To Return | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs West Ham United

Neco Williams, Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and team mates celebrate an own goal scored by Donald Love of Shrewsbury Town during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Liverpool at New Meadow. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Liverpool will take on West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday night hoping to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 19 points. The Reds will come into this contest on the back of a 2-2 draw versus Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup last weekend so Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to see his players bounce back when they travel to the English capital in midweek.

The European champions will set-up in a 4-3-3 formation with Klopp making a lot of changes to his first-team for this clash versus David Moyes’ men.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face West Ham United

Defence

Alisson Becker is expected to return to the first-team to play in goal for Liverpool after being rested in the FA Cup draw last weekend. Klopp might revert to his first-choice centre-back pairing of Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk for this match against the Hammers. The defensive duo will look to maintain a high line and keep the West Ham attackers quiet in midweek.

Trent Alexander-Arnold should get the nod to start in the right-back position while Andrew Robertson fills in on the other side as the left-back. Both Liverpool full-backs will focus on pushing high up the pitch so that they can whip in some dangerous crosses into the opposition penalty box.

The Reds currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League after allowing just 15 goals in 23 league matches so far. So Klopp will be quietly confident about his side’s chances of keeping another clean sheet away from Anfield.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates victory after the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Midfield

Jordan Henderson has been Liverpool’s best player in recent weeks, so he is a nailed-on starter in midfield alongside the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Reds midfielders will try to press the opposition high up the field so that they can win the ball back quickly and set-up the front players on the counter.

Naby Keita will share a place on the bench with Curtis Jones and Fabinho as they await their opportunity to make an impact in the game. However, James Milner and Adam Lallana are unlikely to be fit in time to feature in this encounter at the London Stadium.

Attack

Sadio Mane is reportedly out of action for three weeks with a hamstring microtear. So we can expect to see more of Divock Origi in the coming weeks as he looks to build a fruitful partnership with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah up top. Firmino has enjoyed a rich vein of form for Liverpool of late so he will carry most of the goal-scoring workload in the final third on Wednesday night.

Takumi Minamino will be available on the Reds bench and might come on to influence the game if Klopp calls upon his services.

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