Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team news: Expected XI vs Arsenal, with eight players absent due to injury.
Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield tonight (5.30pm), hoping to get back on track following a string of poor Premier League performances.
In their first encounter back after the international break, Liverpool are likely to make two changes to their starting lineup when they face Arsenal at Anfield tonight (5.30pm). Since their last match, a 3-2 loss to West Ham, the Reds have experienced yet more injury woes, with many players picking up knocks while representing their country. With up to eight players certain to be ruled out, Express Sport looks at how Jurgen Klopp might line up against Arsenal.
Alisson had a nightmare against West Ham, which started with him being bullied – and rightly so – by Michail Antonio for the opening goal inside the first five minutes.
The Brazilian was partly to blame for the second and third goals at the London Stadium, both of which he could have done more to prevent. He failed to punch the ball clear at a corner, which he inadvertently put into his own net, and he was also partly to blame for the second and third goals, both of which he could have done more to prevent.
Alisson, on the other hand, has had a fairly great season for Liverpool and will be anxious to prove a point against Arsenal with a more complete performance. Despite his poor performance in the previous match, he inevitably starts over Caoimhin Kelleher as the No 1 again.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a fantastic free-kick at West Ham and contributed a hat-trick of assists in England’s 10-0 thrashing of San Marino.
He’ll start at right-back, with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, the same centre-back pairing that struggled to contain David Moyes’ side, getting a chance to redeem themselves.
Despite the temptation to call in Ibrahima Konate, who has performed admirably when called upon this term. Joe Gomez, a fellow centre-back, is still out with an injury.
Andy Robertson, who had muscle tightness while playing for Scotland, is another likely absentee, with Kostas Tsimikas set to replace him.
Although Robertson’s ailment is not significant, Klopp is unlikely to risk him considering Tsimikas’ performance this season. Given Liverpool’s dismal defensive performance last time out, the Greek has yet to concede a goal while on the pitch this season.
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