Liverpool predicted XI v WBA: Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones start
Liverpool travel to West Bromwich Albion this afternoon knowing that a victory would keep them on course for a place in next season’s Champions League.
The Reds beat Manchester United 4-2 on Thursday to pile the pressure on the other clubs in the race to secure a top-four finish.
Today represents a different challenge for the Baggies, with Sam Allardyce’s men having their relegation confirmed already.
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the reverse fixture, with the result sparking an alarming run of him games without a win.
Ahead of today’s trip to the West Midlands, we looked at how Liverpool could line up.
In goal and back four
Alisson Becker is established as the club’s number one goalkeeper and will keep his place between the posts.
Trent Alexander-Arnold returned to form at Old Trafford in midweek and will keep his place at right-back. Andy Robertson should start on the left.
At centre-back, Nat Phillips was impressive against United and he looks likely to partner Rhys Williams once more at centre-back.
It would be no surprise to see one change come in midfield, with Curtis Jones coming into the team.
With Gini Wijnaldum’s contract up in the summer, Jurgen Klopp could choose to use the youngster as he prepares for the long term.
The £90,000-a-week player is set to leave when his contract expires in the summer and Klopp could shuffle his midfield today.
Fabinho and Thiago were both pretty good against United and should keep their places.
Given that Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah all scored the other night, it would be a surprise to see any of them drop out today.
As a result, Sadio Mane looks set for another game on the bench after missing the United game.
He was visibly upset with his boss after the full-time whistle at Old Trafford and he might get some more time to gather his thoughts on the bench this afternoon.
Here is how Liverpool could line up: