Liverpool will have little time to enjoy their victory over Manchester City because West Ham United visits Anfield on Wednesday. The Reds will be hoping to gain some serious momentum from the game, especially after two excellent results.
However, with games coming thick and fast, Jurgen Klopp must use his entire squad. We can expect some rotation as he tries to keep players fresh ahead of Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest.
Liverpool has little time to celebrate their win over Manchester City – West Ham United comes to Anfield on Wednesday. The Reds will hope to generate some serious momentum from the fixture, especially on the back of two great results.
But with games coming thick and fast, Jurgen Klopp must take advantage of his full squad. We expect some rotation, then, as he tries to keep people fresh ahead of Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Alisson Becker is obviously a certainty in goal and we think Trent Alexander-Arnold will be back at right-back. He came on against City, suggesting he’s close to fitness again.
Andy Robertson will likely keep his left-back place as he’s only just backed himself. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are the only fit center-backs, so they’ll start.
Jordan Henderson almost certainly comes in for this one. He didn’t start against City and this is the easiest way Liverpool can rotate against West Ham.
But who partners him? We think it will be Fabinho, with Thiago perhaps coming back in for one of them against Forest.
This is where Klopp can really shake Liverpool up. Roberto Firmino should drop to the bench after starting back-to-back games, as should Harvey Elliott.
And we wonder if Jota will keep his role on the left, allowing Liverpool to play both Salah and Nunez centrally here. It’s a strike-pairing we haven’t seen before but the potential feels massive. Two incredibly direct, physical players who can’t be defended one-on-one.