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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Sheffield United

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Liverpool took residence on the prime of the Premier League desk final weekend and might be aiming to increase their lead on the summit on Thursday night.

The Reds returned from the March worldwide break with a 2-1 victory over Brighton at Anfield on Sunday, with the Premier League title race now firmly again of their palms after Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal’s bore draw.

Jurgen Klopp is beginning to welcome again a few of his key personnel after important harm layoffs at an important level within the run-in, however he’s nonetheless with out some heavy hitters throughout his beginning XI.

Whereas a house conflict with Sheffield United needs to be comparatively simple, Liverpool could have one eye on an important away journey to Previous Trafford to face rivals Manchester United this coming weekend, with Klopp’s males having misplaced there within the FA Cup simply earlier than the worldwide interval.

Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah scored the winner towards Brighton final day out / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

GK: Caoimhin Kelleher – With Alisson nonetheless sidelined, Kelleher might be beginning once more on Thursday evening. The Irish worldwide has been in terrific kind whereas filling in for his injured teammate and will not anticipate to be too busy towards the Blades.

RB: Conor Bradley – The teenager continues to astound together with his mature and tireless shows at right-back and the Northern Eire prodigy is bound to provide Trent Alexander-Arnold a run for his cash when the latter returns to health.

CB: Jarell Quansah – Regardless of that includes for France over the worldwide break, Ibrahima Konate was solely deemed match sufficient for the Liverpool bench on Sunday. He could also be rested once more with the large recreation towards Man Utd to return, that means the spectacular Quansah could also be in line for some extra minutes.

CB: Virgil van Dijk – The Liverpool skipper merely should begin when match, with the Dutchman having scored an vital objective within the reverse fixture in December.

LB: Joe Gomez – With Andy Robertson’s participation doubtful, Gomez could also be favoured at left-back. The Englishman has proven his high quality within the full-back roles this season, though Kostas Tsimikas could also be utilised to supply slightly extra attacking menace down the flank.

CM: Dominik Szoboszlai – The midfielder was in high-quality kind for Hungary over the worldwide interval and put in a robust if unspectacular show towards Brighton..

CM: Wataru Endo – Few anticipated the Japan skipper to be a must-start when the season started, however that is actually the case now. Endo might be tasked with hoovering issues up in entrance of the backline, whereas his presence additionally allows Alexis Mac Allister and Szoboszlai extra freedom.

CM: Alexis Mac Allister – Participant of the match towards his former facet Brighton final day out, the Argentine has been in sensational kind for the Reds since transferring right into a extra superior function. The right playmaker for Klopp, he would be the chief creator up towards Sheffield United‘s low block.

RW: Mohamed Salah – Regardless of scoring the winner towards Brighton, the Egyptian was surprisingly wasteful having taken a exceptional 12 photographs throughout the 90 minutes. Nonetheless, he might be eyeing up some extra objectives towards the Premier League‘s most porous defence midweek.

ST: Darwin Nunez – Liverpool’s ‘Captain Chaos’ was uncharacteristically quiet towards the Seagulls, however his tempo and relentlessness might be key to unlocking the Sheffield United backline.

LW: Luis Diaz – A lot improved in 2024, the Colombian was at his tough finest towards Brighton final day out, getting his title on the scoresheet with an instinctive and intelligent end. Diaz was additionally on fireplace over the worldwide interval and his hit kind at simply the precise time.

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