Klopp makes 6 changes, Joe Gomez starts: Predicted Liverpool XI vs Bournemouth – opinion

Liverpool will play Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as they look to continue their monumental run of form.

By beating Everton on Wednesday, the Reds set a new club record of 32 matches unbeaten, whilst they also went back to being eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Klopp made a number of changes for that match, and with the games coming thick and fast, there is a strong possibility he could rotate his squad once again on the south coast.

Here, we try to predict his starting XI.

In goal, Alisson should come back into the side following his return from a one-match suspension after a red card against Brighton last week. Adrian stepped into the breach and, although neither of the Toffees’ goals were his fault, Klopp will be happy to see his number one return.

At left-back, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold should keep their places. With 11 assists between them already in the Premier League this term, they are amongst the Anfield outfit’s most creative players, and they will be looked at once again to break down the opposition’s defence this matchday. At centre-back, Virgil van Dijk will keep his place, whilst Joe Gomez could be given the nod next to him. Dejan Lovren was slammed by some of the club’s supporters for his last performance against Everton, so it would be interesting to see whether the 22-year-old England international could do any better.

This match should see Klopp revert back to his preferred 4-3-3 formation. Georginio Wijnaldum, who scored in midweek, should keep his place, but expect James Milner and Adam Lallana to drop to the bench. In their places, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should come back into the team.

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Up front, we should see Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino re-take their places. That would be harsh on both Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi, who were both on scoresheet against Marco Silva’s men, but there is a reason why the former two finished fourth and fifth respectively in the Ballon d’Or rankings this week. On the left, Sadio Mane should keep his place. He did play in midweek, but such his form at the moment – he has nine goals and six assists already this season in the league – it would be madness for him to be given a rest.

Meanwhile, Thierry Henry says Klopp showed respect to one Liverpool player against Everton.

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