Liverpool put in one of their worst performances of the season at Wembley last week. Jurgen Klopp was left helpless as his side were hammered 4-1 by Tottenham.
The defence seemed to have turned up at the wrong party and were all over the place. The loss meant that the Reds dropped to 9th position, way behind the leading pack.
Liverpool are up against a confident Huddersfield’s side later tomorrow evening, who are on the back of a win over heavy-weights, Manchester United. Here is how we expect the Merseyside Reds to line up this weekend –
There were talks that Karius could make a start ahead of Mignolet. But it doesn’t seem likely and the latter is set to keep his spot in the starting XI.
Joe Gomez was the only bright spot for the Reds against Tottenham. The Catford lad is expected to drop down to the bench with Alexander-Arnold most likely to get a nod for this fixture.
Lovern and Matip were responsible for three of the four goals that Liverpool conceded last weekend. Jurgen Klopp was forced to withdraw Lovern and alter his tactics in the 31st minute. However, the duo is set to start against Huddersfield as the former Dortmund boss is short of options.
Moreno was caught out of position on multiple occasions against Tottenham. The gaffer might rethink his options and there is a possibility that Milner is pulled back into the left back position.
The midfield was pretty average in the game last weekend. Henderson managed to find the assist to Liverpool’s sole goal in the game but lacked the leadership skills to lift his side. The Englishman will hope to improve his performances as he looks to help his side make a move upwards in the points table.
Emre Can will be partnering Henderson in midfield and will have to certainly up his game against a poised Huddersfield side.
Wijnaldum was out last weekend due to a knee injury. The Dutch International will make his return this weekend and Klopp will hope that he can be the victory factor against Huddersfield.
Salah has been Liverpool’s Player of the Season, even managing to score against Tottenham last week. The Egyptian winger is set to take up his role on the right wing once again this weekend.
Barcelona-linked, Coutinho will have to be focused on the left wing as his side look to pick up the three points on Saturday. Roberto Firmino is expected to lead the Liverpool attack against Huddersfield Town.
Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno/Milner; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho