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Mohamed Salah to start? – Predicted Liverpool line-up against Cardiff City

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Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool

Liverpool come off an impressive 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in their previous match and will expect a similar outcome in their next tie.

The Reds face Cardiff City at home and Jurgen Klopp might mix things with his line-up. The German played a really strong team in the win over the Serbians, and here is our predicted starting XI for the Merseyside giants.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson Becker (GK)

Alisson kept another clean sheet in his previous game and would love to make it seven shut-outs in the Premier League this season.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez (RB)

Gomez played as a central defender in the last game but could be shifted to the right against Neil Warnock’s men.

Dejan Lovren (CB)

The Croatian defender didn’t start against Red Star but could get a game as we have a number of tough games coming up.

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

No Liverpool team can be drawn up without naming the Dutch defender. Van Dijk has been excellent this season and should remain in the starting XI.

Andy Robertson (LB)

Robertson performed well in our last game and should keep his spot, despite seeing Alberto Moreno replace him as a substitute against Red Star.

James Milner (CM)

Milner didn’t start in our 4-0 win over Red Star but the Englishman should return to the XI against the newly promoted side.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)

Wijnaldum was solid in the last game and must start against Cardiff on Saturday.

Adam Lallana (RAM)

Lallana coming back to fitness is a huge boost for the rest of the season. The Englishman still looks a little off the pace and another game under his belt should help him get back to his best.

Xherdan Shaqiri (CAM)

Shaqiri was immense in the game against the Serbians and should remain in the side to take on the Bluebirds.

Sadio Mane (LAM)

Mane was on the scoresheet in the win, and even with a cast on his hand, he should play against Cardiff.

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Mohamed Salah (ST)

Salah plays as the striker in Klopp’s new system and with two goals against the Serbs, the Egyptian should keep his place in the team.

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“It’s the wrong club for him” – ESPN pundit urges American star to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool

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Christian Pulisic

Former Arsenal star and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner has told Christian Pulisic to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool.

The American sensation has been linked (h/t Guardian ) with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the winger.

Pulisic has found starts hard to come at the Bundesliga leaders and Mariner was quoted by the Express saying:

“No, don’t do it.

“It’s the wrong club for him.

“He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan.

“Is he going to get in the team on this present form? No he’s not.

The former Gunner added that Pulisic is still developing as a player and Liverpool would be great for him, especially because we have Jurgen Klopp

“If you were to ask me for a club he should go to – Liverpool.

“Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.

“If Pulisic were to go to Liverpool, the nurturing and the way that Klopp puts his arm around players, I think it would be a fabulous move for him.”

The 20-year-old would be an incredible signing for the Reds and would add more firepower to our star-studded attack.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but the addition of Pulisic could change that.

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The American would not come on the cheap but given he has a ton of potential and is only 20, Klopp should take a punt on the Dortmund youngster.

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(Video) Liverpool star breaks down after seeing his side win 1-0 over Equatorial Guinea

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane broke down in tears after Senegal’s 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

The attacker had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates despite the team winning the game. The Metro reports that Mane had the chance to double Senegal’s lead in the game but missed his chance.

Many supporters turned on the 26-year-old and booed him for the miss. When the match ended, Mane fell to the ground, tearing up.

His teammates tried to help him up but the Liverpool star fell once again before he was taken off the pitch.

Mane has struggled to perform for Liverpool this season, and it seems his form deserted him for the national side too.

Although Senegal won the game, the reaction from Mane was a little surprising. This reaction reminds us of that 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Luis Suarez breaking down after the match ended.

The Senegal forward is one of our most important players and we need to have him in the right frame of mind for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old has seven goals for us this season, which isn’t a bad return, but we haven’t seen the best of our attackers yet.

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Our next game is a tough tie against Watford at Vicarage Road, and the Senegalese attacker has to be at his best if we are to pick up the three points.

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Liverpool keeping an eye on 18-year-old Brazilian sensation

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Bruno Roberto

Liverpool are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Brazilian sensation Bruno Roberto, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old recently played for the senior Atletico Mineiro side and is expected to follow the “lead” by Gabriel Jesus, as per the report.

Roberto plays as an attacking midfielder and has also interested the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, as per the report.

The 18-year-old could be another great Brazilian coming through the ranks and it will be interesting to see if we follow up with our interest.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Liverpool have a few Brazilian internationals in their side with Alisson and Fabinho joining in the summer. Roberto Firmino has enjoyed a fantastic spell under Jurgen Klopp and seems to be getting better with each season under his belt.

The Reds have to be wary regarding South American youngsters as we have another Brazilian on the books, Allan, that has had trouble getting work permits in Britain.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but hasn’t played a single competitive game for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Roberto could be a star in the making and if he wants to develop into the finished article, there is no better place than Liverpool.

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Klopp has one of the best youth teams in England, and the German is known for handing chances to youngsters at the club.

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