Jurgen Klopp is likely to make some changes to his starting eleven for Wednesday night’s UEFA Super Cup meeting with Chelsea in Istanbul. Read on for our predicted lineup.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side was humiliated at Old Trafford on Sunday in a crushing 4-0 defeat. It was The Blues’ opening Premier League game of the season and not the ideal beginning to Lampard’s managerial reign at the club.
Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 on Friday night with goals from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi adding to the own-goal which put them ahead within the opening ten minutes of the game.
Alisson will miss out on Wednesday’s fixture as his injury looks to be set to keep him out for at least four weeks. Adrian will start in his place between the sticks.
In defence, Joel Matip could get a start alongside Virgil van Dijk in the centre instead of Joe Gomez. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson should start on either side.
The midfield could see wholesale changes as Klopp looks to get some more players up to match fitness. Gini Wijnaldum might start at the base of the midfield with James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of him, meaning Fabinho and Jordan Henderson would be on the bench.
Naby Keita would more than likely have started but the Guinean international picked up an injury in training yesterday for The Reds and is ruled out of tonight’s game.
In the forward line, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi will probably start and I expect Sadio Mané to come in for Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool’s predicted lineup Vs Chelsea: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Origi, Mané
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