Liverpool will be looking to extend their winning streak to five matches when they host Fulham at Anfield on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in impressive form in recent weeks, but will be hoping to eliminate the defensive lapses that saw Tottenham recover a three-goal deficit at the weekend. Here is how Liverpool could line up for the midweek clash.
Roberto Firmino remains out of action with a muscle injury, while Diogo Jota is a doubt as he is “struggling” with a bruised rib. Thiago’s fitness was not mentioned after being left out on Sunday.
Liverpool’s XI vs. Fulham
Klopp may need to make some changes in order to preserve legs, with Joel Matip likely to keep his place after producing a Man of the Match display and scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 win at West Ham. Curtis Jones is continuing to impress in midfield having made it six consecutive starts against Tottenham, while Jota has been in impressive goalscoring form since ending his 372-day drought with a brace at Elland Road and will feel he has earned a starting spot against Fulham – if fit. This is how the team could look on Wednesday night:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Gakpo
If Klopp is looking to shake things up more during this busy period, Andy Robertson could be rested at left-back and be replaced by Joe Gomez. Darwin Nunez could return to the front three in place of Luis Diaz, while Ibrahima Konate could keep his place at centre-back. This is how an alternate team could look:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dik, Gomez; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo
Whichever side Klopp selects to face Fulham, he will be hoping to continue the momentum his team have built up from the four consecutive wins. With nine fixtures left until the end of the season, Liverpool fans are already starting to dream about taking all three points from each of them. Up the Reds!