Liverpool will face Manchester City this Sunday at Anfield as they meet again after the Community Shield showdown. The Reds come into the match on the back of an enthralling 7-1 victory over Rangers in the Champions League group stages. On the other hand, the Sky Blues were held to a frustrating scoreless draw away by Copenhagen in the midweek European contest.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the playing XI. Mohamed Salah will return to the frontline as he plays from the start while Thiago Alcantara takes his place back in the midfield.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
Alisson Becker will operate between the sticks for this most anticipated Premier League match-up. The Brazilian shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance trying to keep the opposition from scoring one against his side. Ibrahima Konate will continue the centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.
Andrew Robertson will start at the left wing-back position, whereas Joe Gomez will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stretch the opposition’s backline while remaining compact in defence.
Kostas 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 will start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield his side’s back-four and make some crucial interceptions to initiate a counterattack.
Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara will slot into the central midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the men up front.
Harvey Elliot will drop back to the bench looking to offer cover for the midfield positions if needed.
Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively. Both of them will be looking to provide support from wide areas.
Roberto Firmino will lead the line against the Sky Blues at the weekend. The Brazil international would hope to continue his great run of form and get his name on the scoresheet.
Darwin Nunez could come off the bench in the latter half of the match if the Merseyside club are in need of a goal by then.