Manchester United will lock horns with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night, hoping to pick up a positive result on their home turf. The Red Devils will be coming into the match on the back of an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford, whereas the Reds recorded a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.
There’s plenty of bad news on the injury front for Liverpool as Joel Matip, Roberto Firmino, Thiago Alcantara, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Calvin Ramsay remain either absent or as doubts for the trip to Manchester.
‘Darwin Nunez is set to serve a three-match Premier League suspension following his red card against Palace on August 15.’ – Liverpool’s official website stated.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with several tweaks from the last game. In midfield, Naby Keita might get the nod over Harvey Elliott, whereas Joe Gomez looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester United
Alisson Becker should operate between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Brazilian shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Monday.
Joe Gomez will form the centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.
Andrew Robertson is a guaranteed starter 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.
Konstantinos Tsimikas will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Fabinho might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield his side’s back-four.
Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita 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.
Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Roberto Firmino will lead the line against Manchester United this weekend. The Brazil international would hope to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the United defence that has conceded six goals in their opening two fixtures.
Fabio Carvalho could come off the bench in the second forty-five minutes of the match.