Liverpool host Brentford in the Premier League as the Reds try to strengthen their bid for the Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s team is currently behind leader Man City with 11 points with a match in hand on the way into the weekend after a short wobbling.
The Reds have only won once in normal time since December 16 – a 4-1 win over Shrewsbury in the third round of the FA Cup – and were kept at home for the first time this season in a goalless draw with ten-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup in the middle of the week.
This is how Klopp’s side was able to take shape this weekend.
Konate in action / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages
Alisson (GK) – The Brazilian has been missing for Liverpool recently due to Covid-19.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – Returned in the middle of the week after missing the FA Cup win over Shrewsbury after a positive Covid-19 test.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) – Has not yet fully convinced since joining the Premier League.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB) – His height will help protect against Brentford’s airport threats.
Andy Robertson (LB) – The Scottish captain will be keen to maintain his good form with Kostas Tsimikas snapping at his heels.
Fabinho netted twice against Shrewsbury / Clive Brunskill / GettyImages
Fabinho (CM) – The Brazilian offers the perfect balance for attack and defense in midfield.
Curtis Jones (CM) – His slalom run from midfield can cause problems for opponents, but he must add an end product.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (CM) – His physicality in midfield will be the key to a solid team from Brentford.
Jota in action / Catherine Ivill / GettyImages
Diogo Jota (RW) – The Portuguese will be keen to shoulder the responsibility of scoring in the absence of Mane and Salah.
Roberto Firmino (ST) – Produced a skilled backheel finish in the 4-1 win over Shrewsbury last time out.
Takumi Minamino (LW) – Opportunities in the Premier League have been few and far between for the Japanese national team player.
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