Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson will likely return to the starting lineup when Liverpool host Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.
Liverpool will look to inch closer to winning the Premier League title when they welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp has a couple of fresh injury concerns to take care of, but he also welcomes some recoveries in the form of Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson.
Salah was an unused substitute while Robertson missed out completely due to injury concerns against Everton on the weekend. The duo, will, however, return to the starting lineup ahead of the visit of Palace. Klopp addressed both players’ injuries in the pre-match press conference, reassuring Liverpool fans that the pair took part in team training prior to the game.
“[Mo] trained yesterday completely normal, he will train today completely normal I would guess and then he is available. What I make with the line-up, you have to wait until tomorrow. It is the same with Robbo; he trained yesterday completely normal as well, so it’s the same.”
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino should retain their spots in the starting lineup, even though the former played every minute of the Merseyside Derby. That said, Divock Origi remains an option that Liverpool can rely on if Mane is not able to start.
Jordan Henderson is the only player who will not be replaced from the midfield, starting at the base and screening the defence. In an attempt to rotate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldium should play on the right and left sides of Henderson, respectively, completing the trinity in the centre of the park.
Liverpool have some concerns in their back-line after Joel Matip and stand-in left-back James Milner picked up injuries to their toe and hamstring, respectively. The duo will miss out against Palace. Klopp spoke about these apprehensions, saying, “Millie and Joel will not be available for tomorrow. We have to figure out exactly how long it will take, but tomorrow they will not play.”
Joe Gomez will replace Matip in the heart of the Liverpool defence, partnering one of the only constants in the Liverpool team – Virgil van Dijk. Trent Alexander Arnold and Robertson will provide the width from deep. The back four will play ahead of Alisson Becker, who will hold the fort for the Reds in the box.
Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane