Liverpool will clash heads with Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday night, hoping to pick up all three points in their fourth game of the campaign. The Reds will be heading into the contest on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Chelsea, whereas Marcelo Bielsa’s men recorded a similar 1-1 stalemate against Burnley on matchday 3.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game. Caoimhin Kelleher might get the nod over Alisson Becker, whereas Naby Keita looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Leeds United
FIFA’s ban on Brazilian Premier League players could forbid Alisson, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino from playing a part in Liverpool’s next match.
As a result, Caoimhin Kelleher might operate in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Irish shot-stopper will be hoping to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Virgil van Dijk will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Joel Matip at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.
Andrew Robertson will start at the left wing-back position, whereas Trent Alexander-Arnold will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stretch their side’s attack in the opposition half.
Naby Keita might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield the away side’s back-four.
Jordan Henderson and 18-year-old Harvey Elliott will slot into the central midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear cut goal scoring chances for the front men.
Thiago Alcantara will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could come on to make a cameo appearance in the second half.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.
Diogo Jota will lead the line for the visitors against Leeds United this weekend. The Portugal international will be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the Leeds defence that has conceded eight goals in their last three league games.