Liverpool predicted lineup for Atletico Madrid trip
Alisson and Fabinho return whilst Jota is benched again for Liverpool.
Those are at least the key personnel decisions we’ve predicted as the Reds travel to Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium as they aim to keep their 100% record in Europe this season.
However, the trip to Atletico Madrid is the hardest game of the group on paper and won’t be an easy one in practice.
Klopp will have to get his team selection right and we’ve predicted who he’ll opt to start.
It helps massively that the Brazilian pair of Alisson Becker and Fabinho are available again after missing the weekend’s game.
We have the pair returning straight into the starting side.
That means Alisson is back in goal, and he’ll be behind a familiar back four.
We expect the same side who started against Watford to start again here.
That means Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson will start.
Alisson and Fabinho return whilst Jota is benched again for Liverpool
Both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson were subbed on 65 minutes on the weekend, giving them a rest ahead of tonight.
In midfield, Fabinho returns in the holding role.
Either side of him in a three we expect to see Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita to provide the industry.
Where it gets exciting, though, is the front three.
Mo Salah, the man in form, will obviously play.
Then Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino make up the attack, having scored four goals between them against Watford.
This means that Diogo Jota will once again be left on the bench.
The versatile Portuguese attacker was an unused sub against Watford and he could provide something off the bench tonight.
Having a player of the 24-year-old calibre waiting in the wings is always handy, even if he himself will want to start.
You can see the team in full here:
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