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Milner to return to the line-up? – Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool XI to face West Ham in the Premier League

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Fabinho after the 1-0 win over Brighton

Liverpool need to keep the pressure on the chasing pack with a win over West Ham United on Monday. The Reds were given a chance to extend their Premier League lead to seven points as Newcastle defeated Manchester City, however, we failed to beat Leicester and could only open up a five-point lead.

The team wasn’t fluent against a resolute Foxes side, and Jurgen Klopp should have James Milner returning as the right-back after serving his suspension in the last game.

The Reds are without Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez for this game, while Dejan Lovren seems to have picked up a hamstring problem.

However, West Ham have their own injury concerns and we should start as favourites in this clash. Playing away against the Hammers is never easy but we beat them 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson (GK)

Alisson didn’t do anything wrong in the draw against Leicester, however, his kicking wasn’t the best.

James Milner (RB)

It will be a bit of a relief seeing Milner back as the right-back and hopefully, he can nullify the attacks from his side of the pitch.

Joel Matip (CB)

Liverpool are short on fit central defenders and Matip should keep his place in the starting XI.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

Van Dijk made a mistake which led to the goal against Leicester, but we should not see similar errors from the Dutchman on Monday.

Andy Robertson (LB)

Robertson’s foul led to the goal that the Foxes scored, but that has been one of the minor blips in an otherwise brilliant season.

Fabinho (CM)

The Brazilian didn’t start against Leicester but should return to the side and provide us with more stability in the midfield.

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Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)

Wijnaldum had a decent game against the Foxes and should start the game ahead of Naby Keita.

Jordan Henderson (CM)

The captain should return to his midfield slot on Monday, and he needs to control the tempo of the game against the Hammers.

Mohamed Salah (RW)

Salah had a poor outing against the Foxes and needs to fire on all cylinders on Monday.

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Sadio Mane of Liverpool scores

Roberto Firmino (ST)

The Brazilian was another player who didn’t have a great game last time around, and we need him to be at his best against the Hammers.

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Sadio Mane (LW)

Mane got the only goal for us in the 1-1 draw against Leicester and should be the biggest threat against the Hammers due to his pace.

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ESPN pundit claims this Liverpool star is perfect to replace Luis Suarez at Barcelona

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Liverpool FC transfer news: ESPN pundit claims Roberto Firmino would be a great fit at Barcelona

Roberto Firmino has to be one of the best players in the Premier League, and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner believes the Brazilian would be a great fit at Barcelona.

The Daily Star reports that Barcelona are looking for a replacement to Luis Suarez. The former Liverpool star has been excellent at the Catalans but at 32, he is nearing the twilight of his career.

Suarez isn’t the only player to have moved to the Nou Camp with Philippe Coutinho joining them last year.

Mariner was asked who would be the replacement for the Uruguayan and claimed that Firmino is the right man, even if he was going to upset a few fans (h/t Daily Star):

“Just look at some of his link up play and I think that would be perfect for Barcelona.

“I know Coutinho hasn’t done it at Barca but Firmino is a different player.

“Firmino for me does it all. He is tremendous.”

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool

Firmino’s future set at Anfield?

The Brazilian has been wonderful under Jurgen Klopp and the German has made the forward a better player since taking over from Brendan Rodgers.

The forward also signed a new deal recently and has formed a great partnership alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The former Hoffenheim star does more than score goals, as he does a lot of work for the team. The 27-year-old is integral to the way we play, and it would be a major surprise if we think about selling the Brazilian.

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Firmino could play for any side in the world, but thankfully he is one of us and can achieve great things under the German.

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“Liverpool are the favourites” – Bayern Munich star backs Reds to beat the Bundesliga giants

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Latest Liverpool news: Joshua Kimmich claims Liverpool are favourites ahead of Champions League clash

Bayern Munich’s German international Joshua Kimmich has installed Liverpool as favourites ahead of the Champions League round of 16 clash against Bayern Munich.

The first leg takes place on Tuesday night at Anfield, and the German claims Bayern’s inconsistency and Liverpool’s form this season makes the English side the favourites (h/t Telegraph):

“Liverpool are the favourites.

“They have lost one league game all season and have let in only 15 goals. But when you look at us, we are not as consistent as before.”

Bayern have struggled a bit this season under new manager Niko Kovac and trail Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

The Reds have been supreme in the league losing just once but are tied on points at the top of the table with Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp making the difference for Liverpool

Kimmich was asked a range of questions by the Telegraph and the 24-year-old spoke about Jurgen Klopp possibly becoming the Germany boss in the future.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp

The Bayern star claimed Klopp could coach any side in the world and was amazed regarding the connection the manager has with the fans and players.

“You can see how he pushes his players to another level. Every player is better with this coach.”

Klopp has had his run-ins with Bayern during his spell as Dortmund manager, and it will be interesting to see how we perform in the first leg on Tuesday.

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Liverpool haven’t played since defeating Bournemouth 3-0 and had a 10-day break to prepare for this clash. The Reds then play Manchester United at the weekend, and these two huge games should see the best out of the team.

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19-year-old Liverpool target emerges on arch-rivals Man United’s radar for the summer

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Joao Felix

Liverpool FC transfer news: Manchester United and PSG battle for Liverpool target Joao Felix

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Benfica’s starlet Joao Felix, according to the Mirror. However, there is a lot of interest in the 19-year-old, who has a release clause of £105million (h/t Mirror).

The report adds that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are “locked” in a battle for Felix, who has been dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea are also admirers of Europe’s rising talent, according to the report. Ronaldo has also been seen at Benfica games, and the Mirror adds that the youngster wants to play alongside the legend one day.

However, the report claims that Juventus are not in the running for the 19-year-old with PSG and Manchester United leading the race for his signature.

Liverpool's Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent

Liverpool have youngsters performing away on loan

Although the Reds could do with more senior attacking options to provide cover for Mohamed Salah and co, Liverpool have a few youngsters doing well on loan this season.

Felix would cost a bomb, according to the report, while the likes of Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent have done well at Derby County and Rangers respectively.

We also have Marko Grujic doing exceptionally well at Hertha Berlin, but it seems he will be loaned out for another year.

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Felix has a bright future ahead of him and it will be interesting to see if he switches from Benfica to another club in the summer window.

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