The Liverpool Lineup That Should Start Against Wolves

Dec 5, 2020, 1:45 PM GMT
Diogo Jota
Diogo Jota seems undroppable on current form | Pool/Getty Images
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Liverpool will attempt to keep their phenomenal Premier League run at Anfield going when they host Wolves on Sunday night.

The Reds are undefeated in 64 games at Anfield and history favours them to extend that run against Wolves, a side they haven't lost to in the league since 2010, while the return of up to 2,000 fans to the stadium adds to the motivation for a strong showing.

Here's how Jurgen Klopp could line up his team on Sunday.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders


Caoimhín Kelleher (GK) - The Irish starlet was a surprise inclusion for the Champions League win over Ajax mid-week. His impressive display including late reflex save from a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar header means he'll likely continue in goal with Alisson out.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) - The right back returned to training on Friday and if he's fit enough, he'll start. Liverpool have missed his creativity from out wide.

Joel Matip (CB) - The German-born star has had to shoulder much of the responsibility at the heart of the defence with Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk missing with injury.

Fabinho (CB) - The Brazilian has proved more than capable as an emergency centre-back and his transition from midfield to defence has been seamless, thus far.

Andrew Robertson (LB) - The Scotland captain has been a near ever-present for Liverpool this season amid other injury worries. He may get some rest in the coming weeks.

2. Midfielders


Curtis Jones (CM) - Deserves to start having scored the winner in his side's 1-0 win over Ajax mid-week. The 19-year-old has grown into a midfield role and looks part of the furniture at Anfield already.

Jordan Henderson (CM) - Though still a slight doubt with the knock he picked up against Ajax, club captain Henderson seems likely to start against Wolves and provide drive and balance from the centre of the park.

Roberto Firmino (AM) - After some questioning of his performances, Firmino has impressed in recent weeks, most notably in the win over Leicester in which he scored. Still, he offers much more than just goals and Klopp is more than happy with that, it seems.

3. Forwards

Diogo Jota
Jota has been sensational for the Reds ever since his switch from the Molineux | Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sadio Mané (RW) - Mane had a brilliant header ruled out against Brighton but looked threatening throughout. He may be switched to the right to accommodate the the other forwards in a 4-2-3-1.

Mohamed Salah (ST) - Unlucky not to be on the scoresheet at the Amex last week, Salah remains Liverpool's most potent threat in attack and will start from the off as he bids to add to his eight Premier League goals this season.

Diogo Jota (LW) - Arguably the signing of the summer, Jota has cemented a place in the starting XI and has the chance to score against his former employers on Sunday in his first game with fans since joining Liverpool.

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