Despite a fantastic run of form, the predicted Liverpool team to face West Ham could be weaker, due to injuries within the camp.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are in a fantastic vein of form. Indeed, they won the League Cup on penalties against a strong Chelsea side at the weekend.
Prior to that, Klopp’s men smashed Leeds United 6-0. In fact, the Reds have won every contest they have played since midway through January.
While the second-placed side in the Premier League are in good form, their squad could be weaker this weekend. Klopp mentioned some injuries which could hinder the side in his pre-match press conference.
“Physical part is tough. The big challenge is [to keep fresh],” he said.
“Bobby [Firmino] not for the weekend. The plan is he trains on Sunday for first time.”
Klopp also mentioned he “doesn’t know” if Naby Keita will be fit. In addition to Thiago Alcantara’s injury, the midfield region could be weakened.
Last time out – Liverpool 2-1 Norwich City
Alisson started in goal, with James Milner and Kostas Tsimikas occupying the full-back positions. Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez started in the heart of defence.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson played with Curtis Jones – who was forced off at half time due to a knock – in the midfield.
Takumi Minamino scored a brace from the right wing, and Diogo Jota played on the left.
Divock Origi was utilised as the striker for the contest.
Predicted Liverpool team against West Ham
Alisson could remain in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson returning as the full-backs. Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip could return in the centre of defence.
Harvey Elliott could play in the midfield, thanks to injuries to a host of Liverpool’s central players. Fabinho could replace Oxlade-Chamberlain, though Henderson may remain in the side.
The normal wing pair of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will no doubt return, with Jota playing up top.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mane
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