Jurgen Klopp may have hinted at the starting lineup he will use against Norwich.
In their pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fielded a strong team.
In their pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao, Liverpool chose a solid starting lineup that hinted at who will start against Norwich in the new Premier League season. On August 14, the Reds travel to Carrow Road to face the newly promoted Canaries.
The Reds fielded a solid starting 11 against Bilbao, which included Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will be seeking to mount a genuine title assault in the coming season in order to dethrone Manchester City from the Premier League title.
They’ve had a quiet transfer window so far, just bringing in RB Leipzig’s French centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
However, with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk playing at centre-back for the Reds, their sole summer signing had no place in Klopp’s starting eleven versus Bilbao.
The rest of the back four was made up of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, who will likely make up the majority of Liverpool’s defense against Norwich next weekend.
DON’T MISS: This is how the Reds line up for today’s match against @AthleticClub at Anfield Robertson was anticipated to face Norwich but now appears to be destined for a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle twist in the first half.
With a midfield three of James Milner, Naby Keita, and Harvey Elliott all starting against the Spanish club, there could be a few changes in midfield ahead of their Premier League opener.
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, on the other hand, are unlikely to be fit in time for the start of the new season, therefore Keita and the seasoned Milner may continue to play in the middle of the park.
Henderson and Thiago are expected to start Liverpool’s friendly against Osasuna on Monday, according to Klopp in the build-up to the encounter against Bilbao.
He told Liverpoolfc.com, “Yeah, that’s the plan.”
“They both exercised this morning, and I’m confident they’ll get a few minutes tomorrow night – or at least that’s what I’m hoping.” Both players had a long summer holiday after representing their country at Euro 2020.
In a remarkable campaign for the Three Lions, Henderson helped England reach their first European championship final, while Thiago. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”