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Gapko To Make His Debut, Keita To Start | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Wolves

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Liverpool will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers as they welcome them to Anfield on Saturday night for the third round of the FA Cup. The Reds will come into the match on the back of a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brentford, so they will be looking to bounce back in this weekend’s encounter with the Premier League side.

Jurgen Klopp will make use of the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the first XI for this home encounter. Nederlands international Cody Gakpo is set to make his debut after signing for the Merseyside club while Naby Keita will replace Harvey Elliot in the middle of the park to play from the start.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Wolves

Defence

Caiomhin Kelleher will feature in between the sticks for the Reds hoping to produce a strong performance and secure a clean sheet. Joel Matip will form a centre-half partnership with Joe Gomez at the heart of Liverpool’s backline as they look to keep things solid at the back throughout the game.

Liverpool
Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold will be a nailed-on starter at right-back while Andrew Robertson hopes to give a good account of himself on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and will be asked to remain compact defensively.

Virgil Van Dijk will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions.

Midfield

Klopp could opt for a midfield comprised of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park and engineer enough clear-cut opportunities for the attackers in front of the goal.

Harvey Elliott and Thiago Alcantara will be named on the bench as they wait for a chance to impress in the latter stages of the game if required.

Attack

As mentioned earlier, Cody Gapko is in line for his debut so, we can expect him to function as the left-sided wide player while Mohamed Salah hopes to give a good account of himself on the right flank.

Darwin Nunez will continue to lead the charge for the Reds down the middle. He failed to take any of his chances to find the back of the net versus the Bees. Hence, we can only hope that the Uruguayan makes a difference against the Wolves this weekend.

Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz remain sidelined for the long term. However, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might come on to make an impact in the second half if Klopp decides to call upon his services.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Wolves
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Wolves
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