Liverpool will lock horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday hoping to pick up the all-important three points on the road. The Reds managed to beat Leeds United by a narrow 4-3 scoreline in the opening weekend of this Premier League campaign. However, it was not the best performance from them defensively as they ended up shipping in three poor goals in that game which will give the Blues a lot of encouragement heading into this clash this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp will stick with his preferred 4-3-3 formation and might bring Fabinho back for this contest away at the English capital. The Brazilian’s return could mean that Naby Keita will have to settle for a spot on the bench.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Chelsea
Alisson Becker will operate in goal for the reigning champions of England despite conceding three goals versus Marcelo Bielsa’s men last weekend. Joe Gomez will once again partner Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool backline as they try to neutralise the threat of Chelsea’s Timo Werner during the 90 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold failed to give a good account of himself in his last league start, so he will be desperate to produce a strong showing at right-back this weekend. Andrew Robertson will once again lineup on the other side as the left-back. Klopp will ask both of them to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack so that they are not exposed on the defensive end of the field.
The Reds midfield will be comprised of Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson as they concentrate on working hard towards establishing Liverpool’s dominance at the centre of the park. All three midfielders need to be more inventive with their ball-distribution if they are to create enough goal-scoring chances for Klopp’s front three in the final third.
Curtis Jones, Naby Keita and James Milner will be available for selection on the bench as they await their chance to shine as the impact substitutes in the second half if Klopp decides to call upon their services.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will once again make up the Liverpool frontline on Sunday. Salah is currently enjoying a rich vein of form after bagging a hattrick versus Leeds last weekend which will keep him in high spirits heading into this weekend’s showdown at West London.
Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi will have to be content with a spot on the bench, but might come on to influence the game in the second 45 minutes if needed.