Liverpool host Brentford in the Premier League as the Reds look to strengthen their Premier League title bid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently trail leaders Man City by 11 points with a game in hand heading into this weekend after a brief wobble.
The Reds have won just once in normal time since December 16 – a 4-1 win over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round – and were held at home for the first time this season in a goalless draw with ten-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Here’s how Klopp’s side could shape up this weekend.
Alisson (GK) – The Brazilian has been missing for Liverpool recently due to Covid-19.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – Returned in midweek after he missed the FA Cup win over Shrewsbury following a positive Covid-19 test.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) – Has yet to fully convince since his arrival in the Premier League.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB) – His height will help guard against Brentford’s aerial threat.
Andy Robertson (LB) – The Scotland captain will be keen to maintain his good form with Kostas Tsimikas snapping at his heels.
Fabinho (CM) – The Brazilian offers the perfect balance for attack and defence in midfield.
Curtis Jones (CM) – His slaloming runs from midfield can cause issues for opponents, but he needs to add an end product.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) – His physicality in midfield will be key against a tenacious Brentford side.
Diogo Jota (RW) – The Portuguese will be keen to shoulder the goalscoring responsibility in the absence of Mane and Salah.
Roberto Firmino (ST) – Produced a deft backheel finish in the 4-1 win over Shrewsbury last time out.
Takumi Minamino (LW) – Opportunities in the Premier League have been few and far between for the Japan international.