After Manchester City
reclaimed top-spot midweek, Liverpool have the chance to put the pressure back
on their title rivals with a win over Huddersfield. Here’s the team Hannah
Pinnock (@hannah_pinnock) expects to line up at Anfield.
Alisson: The Brazilian is a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s side and will no doubt be named in
tonight’s starting XI.
Gomez: Right back is a tough one. Trent definitely suffered against Cardiff’s Mendez-Laing on Sunday and looks like he could do with a rest ahead of Barcelona. Huddersfield at home is a good opportunity to give Joe Gomez some vital minutes, but it’s whether the Liverpool boss feels Trent’s attacking prowess is key to breaking down the opposition.
Matip: Named Sky’s
Man of the Match last time out, Matip has received a lot of praise in recent
weeks. With Lovren’s fitness a constant doubt and Joe Gomez unlikely to be thrown back in at centre-half, I fully expect Klopp to stick with this partnership
until the end of the season. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Van Dijk: Never a
question. Named in the PFA’s team of the season and front-runner for Player of the Year. What a man.
Robertson: Should Trent be rested; Robertson will be even
more important to our attack. Possibly an opportunity to break ahead in their
he’s likely to start in Barcelona midweek, Klopp has said himself there’s enough time in-between fixtures. Scored a rare away goal against Cardiff so will be eager to get back out there and continue his good form. Fabinho may come in as the six if he’s fit, but I can’t see any risks being taken so I’d expect Gini to start.
Keita: Looked bright on Sunday and Huddersfield at
home definitely feels like a game for Naby. Another goal would be nice.
form he’s in, the skipper is arguably un-droppable at the moment.
Salah: Jetted off
to New York but is back and will be raring to go. I’m hopeful this will be a high scoring game in favour of Liverpool so could be a good opportunity for our forwards to make some headway in the race for the golden boot.
Firmino: In good form
and I can’t see Klopp making any drastic changes, even if Barcelona is looming.
Mane: In outstanding form. Can’t see him being rested.
Let me know on Twitter (@hannah_pinnock) who you expect to start tonight. Up the reds.