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Predicted Liverpool Line-up To Face Everton In The Premier League

After taking a firm grip on their Champions League quarter-finals by tearing Manchester City apart 3-0 in the first-leg at Anfield on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp takes his side to Everton for the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

The comprehensive win at Anfield has given Klopp a commanding advantage over City ahead of the second leg next week. This could see the Liverpool manager field a strong side against Everton to keep pushing for a top-four finish this season.

Everton haven’t won against Liverpool since 2010 and Klopp would hope his boys continue their long unbeaten run against their bitter rivals.

Probable Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Loris Karius (GK)

Karius has performed very well between the sticks for the Reds since being named as the club’s No.1. He must start at Goodison Park.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)

The youngster has been extremely impressive for the Reds this season. With Gomez injured and Nathaniel Clyne having just returned from a long injury-layoff, expect Alexander-Arnold to start again.

Dejan Lovren (CB)

Lovren was very good against City in the Champions League and will be hoping to produce another dominant performance at the weekend.

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

Since Van Dijk joined the club in January, the Reds have found a leader to organise their defence. A leader at the back, the Dutchman has been solid and will be a threat during set-pieces.

Andrew Robertson (LB)

Robertson is a player full of vigour and energy, always raring to attack the opposition. He has left Alberto Moreno a long way behind in the race for a starting spot.

Jordan Henderson (CDM)

Henderson did step up against City in the midweek, dishing out a top-drawer performance. It is one of his finest till date and on Saturday, he will be a vital player in guarding our defence.

James Milner (LCM)

Coming into the game on the back of a brilliant showing against City, Milner would be confident of making a mark against the Toffees. The veteran continues to be an important player for Klopp due to his versatility.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (RCM)

Chamberlain was fabulous against City in the Champions League and had a goal to show for it. A sure starter on Saturday.

Roberto Firmino (RW)

Considering that Salah is a big doubt, Firmino could be moved to the right-wing. The Brazilian is used to playing on the wings so expect him to have no problems if he is handed a start in this position.

Sadio Mane (LW)

Mane has found his mojo back and looks threatening with the ball every single time. The Senegalese attacker has been strong and will be key against Everton.

Danny Ings (ST)

Given that a lot of pride is at stake, Klopp could hand Danny Ings a rare start ahead of the promising Dominic Solanke. Ings has been devoid of first-team opportunities at Liverpool and the game at Everton would be a huge opportunity for him.

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Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January

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Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to sell Adrien Rabiot for a cut-price of €15m, according to Marca (Mirror).

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.

Liverpool have been interested in the 23-year-old (h/t Mirror) and the report adds that Arsenal and Chelsea have also been keen on the Frenchman.

The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.

Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.

Adam Lallana Liverpool training

Adam Lallana of Liverpool

Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.

However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.

Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.

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Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.

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Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race

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Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.

The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).

The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.

Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:

“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.

“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.

“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.

“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”

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Mohamed Salah scores against Brighton

The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.

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The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.

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33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible

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Mohamed Salah (L) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.

The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.

Fortress Anfield

Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.

The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.

24 clean sheets

This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.

This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.

Dominating the opposition

Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.

The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).

Incredible passing numbers

Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.

33 wins

The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.

Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.

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The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.

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