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Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday night when they face Wolves at Anfield, hoping to keep the pressure at the top of the table.
Chelsea rose to the top of the league after his win against Leeds Saturday night, but the Reds could come back to the top on Sunday, depending on Tottenham Hotspur’s result earlier in the day.
Jurgen Klopp still has a long injured list to deal with ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo’s team visit, but was fueled by the news earlier this week that both Naby Keita and Trent Alexander-Arnold have returned to first team training.
Do you think Alexander-Arnold could start against Wolves?
The England international has been sidelined since picking up a wound against Manchester City before the international break, but we think he could go straight back to the Reds first team on Sunday night.
Here’s how Football FanCast expects Klopp to line up against the Wolves, with two changes from the starting XI that beat Ajax midweek …
Caoimhin Kelleher should keep his place in goal after an impressive display in the midweek win against Ajax, with Fabinho and Joel Matip, unsurprisingly, selected ahead of him as central defender.
Andrew Robertson should be in shape to face the Wolves despite taking a hit against Duch’s side, as he completed 90 minutes against Erik ten Hag’s side.
There is a change in defense, like Alexander-Arnold, who wins £ 40k a week At Liverpool, he is returning from injury to regain his place as a right-back, with Neco Williams falling to the bench after struggling in recent matches, notably against Brighton when he conceded a penalty.
The academy graduate was highly praised for talkSPORT expert Ray Parlor earlier this year, as he said:
“If he continues to put those statistics, as Cafu says, he will be there for a Ballon d’Or, there is no doubt about it.
“The amount of assists he receives is an absolute weapon for either side.”
He’s certainly going to have to be in his prime if he wants to help keep this dangerous Wolves team quiet, and Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore are likely to be a threat Sunday.
There is another shift on Klopp’s side, as Curtis Jones falls to the bench, despite scoring midweek, to accommodate Roberto Firmino back in Liverpool’s attack, and the four forwards are likely to cause trouble if they are they trade throughout the game, while Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum fix things in midfield.
It will be interesting to see how Klopp opts to prepare his team for what will undoubtedly be a difficult game against Old Gold, with the Reds hoping to continue their impressive home run.
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