Liverpool face Genk in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. The Reds are currently second in the group with three points whilst their hosts lie bottom with just the one point. At the weekend Liverpool dropped their first points of the Premier League season after Martin Atkinson robbed Jürgen Klopp’s side of a victory. The midfield looked as fruitless as ever at Old Trafford and it looks as though the boss is set to shuffle the midfield to provide an attacking spark. Here is our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Genk.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Becker returned to the Reds side at the weekend for his first appearance since suffering a calf injury in August against Norwich. He shouldn’t have too much to do tonight.
Right back: James Milner
Trent Alexander-Arnold is missing with a virus and Milner is as versatile as they come, he won’t struggle in an adjusted role.
Centre back: Joe Gomez
JoGo is an undeniable talent but so is Joel Matip. With the Cameroonian out with a knee injury, Joe Gomez will return to the Liverpool lineup to face Genk.
Centre back: Virgil van Dijk
The favourite for the Ballon d’Or this year will be looking to rekindle his partnership with Gomez.
Left back: Andy Robertson
Unlucky to miss out on the Ballon d’Or shortlist, the Scotsman will be flying down the left as the Reds dominate possession.
Defensive midfield: Fabinho
Also has a right to feel hard done by by the Ballon d’Or shortlist. The Brazilian will give his midfield partners license to roam forward.
Centre midfield: Naby Keita
The Guinean midfielder came on for the last 10 minutes against Man United at the weekend and played well enough to warrant a place in the Liverpool lineup against Genk.
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum
Another Ballon d’Or shortlisted Red. The Dutchman is an ideal partner for Naby Keita.
Right wing: Sadio Mane
Didn’t have his best game against Man United at the weekend. The Senegalese winger will be looking to bounce back against Genk.
Left wing: Divock Origi
The Belgian will keep his place in the Liverpool lineup to face Genk as Klopp won’t want to risk Mo Salah ahead of Sunday’s visit from Spurs.
Striker: Roberto Firmino
The Brazilian missed a golden chance at Old Trafford, he surely won’t be as sloppy against Genk.