Liverpool face Sevilla this evening in the Champions League, in a tie from which a single point would see them guarantee qualification from the group stages. This is how I think Liverpool will line up:
Goalkeeper: Loris Karius
Mignolet was in action for the Premier League tie against Southampton at the weekend, but Loris Karius is set to continue his Champions League campaign.
Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold
Alexander-Arnold played well at the weekend against Southampton, and I’d expect him to retain his spot this evening. This is said with Saturday’s game in mind, as against Chelsea Klopp may fancy the more defensively minded Joe Gomez, who will have had plenty of time to recover from international duty.
Centre back: Ragnar Klavan
As Joel Matip is still injured and unlikely to feature this evening, the Estonian Showboat will likely keep his place. I’m hoping to see another Klavan Turn.
Centre back: Dejan Lovren
Lovren impressed on Saturday under difficult circumstances, his first start since being dragged off after thirty minutes, against his former club, but he did well. Hopefully he can build upon that performance this evening.
Left back: Alberto Moreno
Centre midfield: Jordan Henderson
Henderson was excellent at the weekend as he dictated the tempo at which Liverpool played. With some good long balls forward but plenty of interceptions Henderson effectively screened the defence and helped Liverpool get up the pitch.
Centre midfield: Emre Can
This is, as it was at the weekend, a choice between Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum. With Adam Lallana returning from injury you could even have him playing in this position, though I think Klopp will look to ease him in gently. Wijnaldum played at the weekend and I think will be rotated out for Can ahead of Saturday’s tie against Chelsea.
Centre midfield: Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho returned from international duty with a bang, providing the assist for Salah’s second and scoring the third goal. Hopefully he continues his recent run of goal scoring form.
Right wing: Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian looked to have benefited from his time off during the international break as he bagged two goals at the weekend. With no signs of letting up, Salah should be looking to continue his hot streak against Sevilla.
Centre forward: Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino was influential on Saturday despite not scoring or assisting. Vital to the way Liverpool play, Firmino is surely one of the first names on the team sheet when available.
Left wing: Sadio Mané
Mané had a quiet game on Saturday by his standards, but that’s not to say he was poor. Still offered the usual threat going forward.