Will this be Liverpool’s starting lineup to play Sheffield United on Saturday night?

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Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday night when Sheffield United visit Anfield. Let’s have a look at the likely starting eleven for The Reds.

Jürgen Klopp will be hoping to welcome back Thiago Alcântara and Joël Matip to the squad while Kostas Tsimikas and Naby Keïta will also face late fitness tests.

Some good news for Klopp is that Joe Gomez and Fabinho looked good as a central-defensive partnership against Ajax on Wednesday night. The Reds kept a clean sheet, getting their Champions League journey off to a great start with a 1-0 win in Amsterdam.

Adrián will continue in goals with Alisson Becker not expected back for another week or two at least. I think the back four will be the same as it was against Ajax with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson in their full-back positions.

Thiago could return in midfield with Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum making up the rest of the midfield trio.

Diogo Jota looked very good when he came on for the last 30 minutes on Wednesday night. If Roberto Firmino is to be rested – as has been suggested by many – Jota could start on the left of the front three with Sadio Mané either going central or the right to allow Mohamed Salah to play through the middle.

Predicted Liverpool lineup (4-3-3) vs Sheffield United: Adrián; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané

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