Liverpool will welcome Burnley at Anfield on Saturday afternoon as they look to pick up a victory in front of their home supporters. The Reds managed to secure an impressive 3-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road last season which will give them some confidence going into this league encounter versus the Clarets.
Jurgen Klopp will probably set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make one change to his first XI for this game. Fabinho could be in line to start for the Merseyside club while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has to be content with a spot on the bench.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Burnley
Alisson Becker will feature in goal for the Reds after he earned a clean sheet against the Canaries in his last league outing. Joel Matip will resume his defensive partnership with Virgil Van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool backline as they try to keep the Burnley attackers at bay this weekend.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will feature at right-back while Konstantinos Tsimikas fills in on the other side as the left-back in the injury absence of Andrew Robertson. Klopp will give both his full-backs the license to get forward and express themselves in the Burnley half.
Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez will provide cover for the central defensive positions on Klopp’s bench.
The Liverpool midfield could be comprised of James Milner, Fabinho and Naby Keita as they hope to dominate possession at the centre of the park and create some decent openings for the front players. All three of them will also have to figure out a way to win plenty of 50-50 aerial duels if they are to stop Burnley from building attacks from midfield.
Curtis Jones, Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson are all significant concerns for this game but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available for selection on the bench as he waits for his chance to catch the eye in the second half if needed.
Sadio Mane would look to put in a goal-scoring performance on the left flank while Mohamed Salah tries to do the same from the right. Diogo Jota will get the responsibility to lead the charge for the Merseyside giants down the middle.
Roberto Firmino will once again have to settle for a spot on the bench but could come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game if Klopp opts to call upon his services.