Klopp keeps faith in ‘magnificent’ midfielder, as big Jota call made: Liverpool predicted XI vs Bournemouth
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Klopp keeps faith in ‘magnificent’ midfielder, as big Jota call made: Liverpool predicted XI vs Bournemouth

It would make perfect sense for Jurgen Klopp to select the same Liverpool XI that mauled Manchester United 7-0 last week for this Saturday’s clash against Bournemouth.

Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez ran riot as they all managed to score twice, before Roberto Firmino came on late to bag the seventh of the game.

The Cherries are one of the lower scoring sides in the Premier League this season, meaning the Reds can opt for an attacking line-up.

With the race for a spot in the top-four back on, Klopp will be planning to put out a strong team – despite the last-16 second leg Champions League tie against Real Madrid taking place next Wednesday.

Here’s how we think Liverpool will line-up at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.


Surely in the running for the Reds’ player of the season award, Alisson Becker will retain his starting spot in goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will keep his role at right-back, with Joe Gomez out with injury.

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Having returned to full fitness after suffering a muscle injury, Virgil van Dijk will be partnered by Ibrahima Konate at centre-back.

Andy Robertson is likely to keep his place over Kostas Tsimikas at left-back, after an incredible performance against Man United.


After three impressive displays in the middle of the park against the Red Devils, it would almost be unfair to drop any one of Harvey Elliott, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Elliott has been in and out of the starting XI recently, but his stunning performance last weekend demonstrated why he is a serious option for Klopp going forward. He has been rightly dubbed as a ‘magnificent’ player by Reds legend John Aldridge.

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Stefan Bajcetic certainly has a case for his inclusion, so that could be an option, but the manager is likely comfortable with the same midfield he used last week.

Naby Keita will return to the bench after returning to training, having missed the side’s last two matches.


The same scenario applies to the front-line. Against United, Liverpool’s attackers were absolutely phenomenal.

Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo were particular standouts, ensuring their places in this week’s starting XI.

Darwin Nunez was slightly off the pace in the first 45, but he came alive for the second half.

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As a result, Klopp is likely to stick with the same front-three, as they seem to be gelling more and more with one another each passing week.

Diogo Jota could always come in, but he is more likely to make a cameo off the bench.

Luis Diaz still appears to be a way off from making the squad.

Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.

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