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Liverpool will face off against Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium on Tuesday night hoping to build on their four-match winning run across all competitions. The Reds managed to grind out a narrow 2-1 win over West Ham United last Saturday which will give them a lot of momentum heading into this midweek clash against the Bergamo-based outfit in the UEFA Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp will probably stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and could be inclined to make a few changes to his first-team for this upcoming encounter versus Gian Piero Gasperini’s men.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Atalanta


Alisson Becker will retain his spot in goal for the Reds after failing to keep a clean sheet against West Ham United on Saturday. Klopp could once again rely on the centre-back pairing of Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Phillips as they look to keep things tidy at the back throughout the 90 minutes.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will get another chance to impress at right-back while Andrew Robertson hopes to put on a productive performance as the left-back. Both of them can expect to defend a little more than usual against a free-scoring Atalanta side spearheaded by Duván Zapata, who would look to run in behind the Liverpool defenders on the counter.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Atalanta (Liverpool players are celebrating in the picture)
Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota (L) celebrates scoring their second goal with Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (R) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on October 24, 2020. (Photo by STU FORSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)


The Reds midfield will be comprised of James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum and Naby Keita as they focus on retaining possession at the centre of the park so that they can feed some inviting passes to the front three. Keita is a doubt for this game and will be in a race against time to be fit for this European contest in midweek.

Jordan Henderson will be rested on the bench but is expected to come on at half-time to replace Wijnaldum as Klopp would be eager to manage both of their minutes. Curtis Jones will accompany the Liverpool captain on the bench after an uneventful performance from him versus the Hammers last Saturday.


Klopp might choose to name Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino and Mohamed Salah as his front three for this game away in Italy. Both Jota and Salah managed to get their names on the scoresheet, so they will fancy their chances of repeating the feat on Tuesday night.

Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi will make the numbers on the Liverpool bench, but one or two of them could come on to influence the game as the impact substitutes if required.

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