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Liverpool predicted XI v Brighton: 28-year-old dropped, £140k-a-week man switches position

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Liverpool predicted XI v Brighton: 28-year-old dropped, £140k-a-week man switches position

Liverpool will hope to get back to winning ways and climb to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday, the Reds taking part in the day’s early kickoff.

Jurgen Klopp’s charges ran out 3-0 winners in their last league game but fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atalanta in the Champions League earlier this week.

Liverpool make the trip to the south coast to face Brighton and will leapfrog current league leaders Spurs at the summit should they avoid defeat.

Klopp rotated his pack for the midweek defeat at Anfield so there will most likely be numerous changes to the starting XI against the Seagulls.

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In front of Alisson Becker, we predict a much-changed back four, with only Joel Matip to keep his place, while Kostas Tsimikas, Rhys Williams and Neco Williams drop out.

Andrew Robertson will likely take the 24-year-old’s spot at left-back, while Fabinho and James Milner could slot in at centre-back and right-back respectively.

The £140,000-a-week veteran played in midfield against Atalanta but, as Liverpool’s flanks were vulnerable on Wednesday, Klopp could opt for experience on the right.

 

Liverpool have been boosted by Jordan Henderson’s return to training and we predict he’ll go in the XI, flanked by Curtis Jones and Georginio Wijnaldum.

In attack, meanwhile, Sadio Mane’s lethargic performance last time out suggests he needs a rest, and could be dropped to the bench.

Diogo Jota could replace the 28-year-old on the left, with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in the centre and on the right respectively.

Liverpool predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Milner, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Jota

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