Liverpool teams and predicted line-ups for the Premier League clash with Leeds on Monday night.
Another chance for Curtis Jones’
Paul Gorst: With just three away wins all season, Liverpool might be venturing up to Leeds with a sense of trepidation this evening. But having not played for eight days, Jurgen Klopp has had ample time to tweak his set-up, which is something the Reds boss rarely has.
The big question is what he does with Trent Alexander-Arnold. The No.66 was playing more as a central midfielder in the second half against Arsenal but I suspect even if that is the case at Elland Road, he will still start the game as an official right-back. Ibrahima Konate, and Virgil van Dijk continue at centre-back with Andy Robertson on the left.
In the centre of midfield, might this be a good chance for Curtis Jones to make a third successive start of the campaign? The Liverpool-born midfielder recently said he will do his best to convince he belongs at Anfield in the long term, so a strong end to the campaign for him will be vital after his injury troubles. I’m also starting Thiago Alcantara alongside Fabinho to complete the three.
Up top, the return of Luis Diaz is timely but the Colombian can expect to kick his heels on the bench to begin with. Darwin Nunez or Diogo Jota is the other selection poser. I’ll start the former alongside Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo.
My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.