Liverpool-Nottingham Forest lineups, starting 11s, team news: Mohamed Salah fitness latest

Liverpool fans have been introduced to a host of new heroes over a dizzying few days as the Jurgen Klopp era twists and turns towards its conclusion.

Academy products such as Conor Bradley, James McConnell and Bobby Clark all played their part as the depleted Reds beat Chelsea 1-0 in extra time last weekend to lift the Carabao Cup.

Then, in midweek, Lewis Koumas opened the scoring and Jayden Danns came off the bench for a game-sealing brace as Southampton were beaten 3-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Obviously, such a situation is not sustainable in the white heat of a Premier League title race, especially against a Nottingham Forest side scrapping for their lives at the wrong end of the table.

So what’s the fitness latest on some of Liverpool’s main men such as Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai?

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Liverpool-Nottingham Forest lineups, starting 11s, team news

Nuno Espirito Santo is still without five players through injury with Ola Aina, Ibrahim Sangare and Willy Boly among those absent for the home side following their Africa Cup of Nations returns.

Boly and Sangare could undergo late fitness tests but the game is ultimately expected to come too soon for them.

Nottingham Forest predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Sels (GK) — Williams, Murillo, Monteiro, Toffolo — Danilo, Kouyate — Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi — Awoniyi.

Nottingham Forest subs (9): TBC

  • Injured: Aina, Wood, Tavares, Sangare (doubt), Boly (doubt)
  • Suspended: None.

Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai returned to training with Liverpool on Thursday and are set to be in contention with Andy Robertson (illness) and Wataru Endo (knock) also hopeful of recovering in time.

However, key men Mohamed SalahTrent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson remain on the sidelines

Liverpool predicted XI (4-2-3-1 right to left): Kelleher (GK) — Bradley, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson — Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Clark — Elliott, Nunez, Diaz.

Liverpool subs (9): TBC

  • Injured: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Jota, Matip, Bajcetic, Jones, Gravenberch, Thiago
  • Suspended: None.

Liverpool-Nottingham Forest live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is not available via live broadcast due to the Saturday 3 p.m. embargo. BBC Radio 5 Live will provide radio commentary.

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