Predicted XI: Huddersfield (H)

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
assist competition.

Wijnaldum: Although
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.

Henderson: The
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.

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