Liverpool will clash heads with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday night, hoping to pick up all three points on their home turf. The Reds will be heading into the contest on the back of a thrilling 5-1 win against Porto, whereas the visitors recorded a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation; however, he is expected to keep changes to a minimum for the upcoming encounter.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester City
Alisson Becker will operate in between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Brazilian 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 James Milner 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.
Trent Alexander-Arnold remains a huge doubt for the forthcoming match.
“We did further assessment and in the end it was serious,” Jurgen Klopp revealed. “It doesn’t look great for the City game.”
Fabinho might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield the home side’s back-four.
Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones 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.
While Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott remain as absentees from Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad, Naby Keita was pictured working out at the club’s AXA training ground on Monday.
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 hosts against Manchester City this weekend. The Portugal international will be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the City defence that has conceded four goals in their last three matches across all competitions.