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Firmino To Return, Jota On The Bench | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Wolves

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Liverpool will play hosts to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on Sunday night hoping to return to winning ways in the Premier League. The Reds managed to grind out a 1-0 win over Ajax in midweek which will give them some momentum heading into this home clash versus Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

Jurgen Klopp will set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation and might make one change to his first-team by bringing back Roberto Firmino to lead the line while Diogo Jota gets a well-deserved rest on the bench.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Wolves

Defence

Caoimhin Kelleher will operate in goal for the Merseyside club after producing a match-winning display on his Champions League debut versus Ajax on Tuesday night. Joel Matip could once again partner Fabinho at the heart of the Liverpool backline as they look to keep the Wolves attackers at bay this weekend.

Neco Williams got himself an assist for setting up Curtis Jones’ winning goal in midweek which will keep him in high spirits when he lines up at right-back. However, Andrew Robertson is a slight doubt for this game after he picked up a knock in his last outing. If the Scotland international can pass a late fitness test, then he will look to impress as the left-back. Otherwise, Konstantinos Tsimikas will feature in that position.

Nathaniel Phillips will be available for selection on the bench but could come on in the second half if Klopp decides to call upon his services.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Wolves (Liverpool's Roberto Firmino is in action in the picture)
Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino misses a goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Midfield

Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson will anchor the midfield while Curtis Jones plays in a slightly more advanced role at the centre of the park. All three Liverpool midfielders will have to work hard towards establishing their authority over the opposition at the centre of the park.

Naby Keita and James Milner are major doubts for this contest and will be in a race against time to be fit this weekend.

Attack

Liverpool’s frontline will be comprised of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. All three forwards need a goal to boost their confidence as they have been shooting blanks of late. As mentioned earlier, Diogo Jota is likely to get a rest on the Liverpool bench but will be expected to influence the game as a second-half substitute if required.

Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi will also make up the numbers on Klopp’s bench as they await their chance to shine for the first-team.

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