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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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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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Klopp wants to keep experienced star at Liverpool despite interest from European giants

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Jurgen Klopp does not want to lose Dejan Lovren in the summer

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will find it difficult to sign Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian defender recently returned to the Reds for pre-season training, and report claims that the Reds value Lovren at €25million.

The 30-year-old was not a regular starter for us last season due to injuries and the form shown by Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Dejan Lovren Mohamed Salah

However, the Croatian is one of the most experienced defenders in the Premier League, and the report adds that Jurgen Klopp admires Lovren’s leadership at the back.

The report claims that this is one reason why Klopp wants to keep Lovren in the team for as long as possible.

Liverpool won’t let Lovren go on the cheap

The report adds that Liverpool are looking to get the complete €25m for Lovren and are not willing to reduce his price.

Milan would have to match the valuation for Liverpool to even consider selling the Croatian (h/t Calciomercato).

The Reds have signed Sepp van den Berg, a young centre-back, in the summer, however, Klopp’s thought process regarding Lovren makes a lot of sense.

The Croatian hasn’t made any noises of wanting to leave and did a decent job in most of his games last season.

Signing a senior defender for the upcoming season would not be easy, and the Croatian has a great relationship with most of the Liverpool players, such as Mohamed Salah.

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Lovren’s experience is certainly great for a young Liverpool team, and it will be interesting to see what our actions are in the summer window.

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“I would say yes”: Klopp opens up on where Liverpool star’s future lies

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: Klopp claims Mignolet’s future is with Reds

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Simon Mignolet would be staying despite the keeper being unsure about his playing time at the club (h/t Daily Mail).

Alisson was signed last summer, and the Brazilian has been excellent with the Reds.

The keeper won the Golden Glove in the Champions League and the Premier League, and won the Copa America this summer.

Simon Mignolet in action

Alisson was also the Man of the Match in our 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Champions League final.

However, Klopp was certain that Mignolet would stay, and praised his professionalism last season (h/t Daily Mail):

“Yes, (it’s) how I’ve heard.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations in the last couple of years, months – not weeks. Before we left (for the summer break) we had talk. I would say yes (he stays).”

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

Klopp added that the Reds need quality players in all positions, and that was the situation with our goalkeepers:

“At a club like Liverpool you need two number ones in the club and we have that with Ali and Simon.

“It’s a good situation for the club and a situation you should have and that’s why everything is fine from my point of view.”

Mignolet needs more games at Liverpool

The Belgian only played two games for the first-team last season, with those appearances coming in the domestic cups.

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Mignolet needs to play regularly as he is in the prime of his goalkeeping career, and the Reds should offer him the same next season.

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The Reds are in additional competitions this season, and it will be interesting to see how things develop with the Belgian.

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Liverpool turn to veteran keeper to solve current injury crisis

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds move for Andy Lonergan to solve keeper issue

The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds have moved for former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to solve their problems between the sticks.

The report claims that Jurgen Klopp has brought in the 35-year-old keeper who last played for Middlesbrough.

Lonergan is set to travel to the US for our tour of North America, according to the report, as Simon Mignolet is the only fit senior keeper Liverpool have.

Andy Lonergan

Alisson is away on a break after winning the Copa America while the Reds have seen two young keepers pick up injuries.

Caoimhin Kelleher is out with a wrist injury, Vitezslav Jaros injured his ankle ligaments while Kamil Grabara is yet to report for duty after his U21 Euro exploits with Poland.

Mignolet had to play almost the entirety of our pre-season friendly against Bradford with Dan Atherton being given a few minutes last night.

Lonergan not signing a deal with Liverpool

The report adds that the 35-year-old keeper will not sign a contract with Liverpool, and is unlikely to play in the US games.

Simon Mignolet in action

Liverpool play Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in this part of the pre-season tour.

Lonergan is a well-travelled keeper, with stints at Rochdale, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves.

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Liverpool have won both of their pre-season games so far, and their first clash of the season is against Norwich on 9th August.

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