Liverpool welcome Brighton to Anfield for his or her first Premier League match in 28 days on Saturday afternoon.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the September worldwide break have conspired to afford Liverpool a month with no match in England’s high flight. Nevertheless, that is the primary of 9 video games the Reds have in October alone.
This is the XI Jurgen Klopp might deploy in Liverpool’s return to Premier League motion.
GK: Alisson – To psych himself up earlier than a match, Alisson listens to Brazilian gospel singers belting out a hymn.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – England’s loss is Liverpool’s acquire as Klopp can welcome the 23-year-old again from the worldwide break with no single minute of aggressive motion in his legs.
CB: Joel Matip – The Camerooian’s worldwide absence is fully self-imposed after Matip stepped away from his nation aged simply 24.
CB: Virgil van Dijk – The Dutch captain scored his fifth worldwide objective final weekend to increase the Netherlands’ unbeaten run to fifteen matches underneath Louis van Gaal.
LB: Kostas Tsimikas – Few gamers have embraced a nickname with fairly the identical enthusiasm as Tsimikas. The “Greek Scouser” even sourced a Liverpudlian phrase guide final Christmas, Lern Yerself Scourse.
CM: Harvey Elliott – No teenager has performed extra minutes within the Premier League this season than Elliott.
CM: Fabinho – Whereas his spot within the Brazilian nationwide staff is uneasy – Fabinho hasn’t began for the Seleçao since March – Klopp not often overlooks his midfield pivot.
CM: Thiago Alcantara – The returning metronome in midfield might make his first Premier League look since limping off through the opening weekend draw in opposition to Fulham.
RW: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool’s main scorer for the previous 5 seasons returned early from worldwide obligation with Egypt to organize for Saturday’s match.
ST: Diogo Jota – Harm derailed Jota’s begin to the season however the Portuguese worldwide – who marked his return to health with a objective for his nation final week – may very well be in line for his first begin of the Premier League marketing campaign.
LW: Luis Diaz – Since becoming a member of Liverpool final January, no participant on the membership has scored extra headers than the springy Colombian (4).