Strongest Liverpool lineup for the Premier League restart (Liverpool's Wijnaldum is seen celebrating in the picture)
Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool will lock horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night hoping to return to winning ways following their dismal 3-0 loss away at Watford last weekend. The Reds have to find a way to turn things around if they are to seal a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in midweek.

Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might make three changes to his first-team for this encounter versus Frank Lampard’s men.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea

Defence

Alisson Becker might keep his place in goal despite letting in three goals versus the Hornets last weekend. Klopp won’t take any risks in this midweek game so the Brazilian keeper should get the nod ahead of Adrian who has featured heavily in the earlier rounds of the FA Cup.

Joel Matip could get an opportunity to line up alongside Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the Reds defence as they focus on coping with Olivier Giroud’s physicality during the clash. Dejan Lovren put in one of his worst performances of his Liverpool career in the loss away at Vicarage Road. Therefore, the Croatian defender could be dropped to the bench.

Joe Gomez is back in contention after missing out because of injury last weekend. However, Klopp might not risk playing him on Tuesday, especially with a home match against Bournemouth in the Premier League looming on the horizon.

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool reacts after missing a chance during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Trent Alexander-Arnold had a poor game in his last outing so Neco Williams could get a chance to shine in the right-back position for this clash at London. Andrew Robertson will operate on the other side as the left-back. Both full-backs will look to push high up the pitch so that they can win the ball back quickly and create some decent goal-scoring chances for the front players.

Midfield

The Liverpool midfield could be comprised of Curtis Jones, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum. All three midfielders will be expected to cover a lot of ground so that they can establish the away side’s dominance at the centre of the park. Jones managed to score the winner against Everton in the third round, so he will fancy his chances of putting in a similar display versus the Blues tomorrow night.

Both James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available for selection on the bench and might get a chance to make an impact if required.

Attack

Klopp might be inclined to name his strongest front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah up top. The talented trio cannot afford to have another off day in front of goal and will have to figure out a way to carve open the Chelsea defence in midweek.

Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi will make up the numbers on the Reds bench.

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