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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Manchester City

Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield within the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

When Brendan Rodgers was sacked by the Merseyside outfit seven lengthy years in the past, his Reds had collected 12 factors from the primary eight video games of the season. Jurgen Klopp has guided his present iteration of Liverpool to simply ten factors from their opening eight outings.

With little probability of Klopp struggling the identical destiny as Rodgers again in 2015, here is the XI the German tactician could deploy this weekend.

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Mohamed Salah has scored in 5 of his six video games in opposition to Manchester City at Anfield / Visionhaus/GettyImages

GK: Alisson – Liverpool’s sure-footed primary has misplaced simply certainly one of his 169 passes which have travelled lower than 30 yards within the Premier League this season (per FBref).

RB: Joe Gomez – In the absence of the hotly-debated Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gomez is ready to be ushered right into a back-four which has conceded as many objectives as 18th-placed Wolves this season (12).

CB: Ibrahima Konate – After an injury-riddled opening to the marketing campaign, Konate made his first begin of the season in Wednesday’s 7-1 rout in opposition to Rangers. Presumably, he’s conscious it hasn’t been fairly so easy-going for the Reds elsewhere this time period.

CB: Virgil van Dijk – Unlike many Premier League defenders, Van Dijk insists dealing with Erling Haaland is “one thing we must always sit up for.” Whatever you say, Virgil.

LB: Andy Robertson – By coming back from harm to function in Rangers’ Ibrox humiliation, the Celtic-supporting left-back timed his restoration completely.

CM: Fabinho – Upon his Premier League arrival, Fabinho issued a warning to his former Monaco teammate at Manchester City: “I’ve already instructed Bernardo that if he ever tries to do some tips in opposition to me, he’ll undoubtedly remorse it!”

CM: Thiago Alcantara – “Thiago oder nichts” – Thiago or nothing – was the blunt switch technique Pep Guardiola delivered in his first season at Bayern Munich. Almost a decade on, the prized midfielder shall be lining up in opposition to his former coach.

AM: Roberto Firmino – Across all competitions this season, Firmino is averaging a objective or help each 59 minutes.

RW: Mohamed Salah – The Egypt worldwide could have nabbed a six-minute hat-trick on Wednesday night time however has scored simply six league objectives from open play since coming back from the Africa Cup of Nations in February.

ST: Darwin Nunez – Despite his latest enchancment, direct communication with Klopp stays restricted for Nunez. “We don’t discuss a lot,” the striker admitted. “I don’t know English, he doesn’t know Spanish.”

LW: Diogo Jota – With Luis Diaz scheduled for an prolonged spell in Liverpool’s remedy room, Jota’s versatility might even see him shoved out on the left till the World Cup.

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