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Adam Lallana to start? – Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Red Star Belgrade

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Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday and shift their focus to the Champions League tie at Red Star Belgrade.

We were quality in the reverse fixture a couple of weeks ago and need to win this tie. Our final two games are tough ones against Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain, so three points would be crucial from Serbia.

This could be an opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to mix things around with his starting line-up. We face Fulham at the weekend, and keeping that in mind, here is our predicted XI for Tuesday’s clash.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson Becker (GK)

The Brazilian didn’t have a great game against Arsenal and will want to make up for it with a clean sheet against the Serbians.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)

Alexander-Arnold was another player that didn’t perform well at the Emirates and needs a good game under his belt.

Dejan Lovren (CB)

Joe Gomez could be rested in this clash and we could see Lovren coming back into the team.

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

It is difficult seeing any defence for Liverpool without Van Dijk commanding them this season.

Alberto Moreno (LB)

Moreno didn’t play in our 1-1 draw against Arsenal and could give Andy Robertson a break.

Fabinho (CM)

Fabinho struggled a bit against the Gunners on Saturday, but he was one of our top performers when we played Red Star earlier in the season.

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Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)

The Dutch midfielder was another player that seemed to be missing in our draw against the Gunners on Saturday. However, Wijnaldum should start for the Reds on Tuesday.

Adam Lallana (RAM)

The Englishman could get a start as we switch things around on Tuesday. Lallana needs more minutes under his belt and this is the perfect opportunity for that.

Roberto Firmino (CAM)

The Brazilian was poor in the 1-1 draw against the Gunners but should do much better against lesser opposition in Red Star.

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Sadio Mane (LAM)

Mane hasn’t hit the heights of last season and has been inconsistent for the Reds. He needs to provide a quality performance soon for Liverpool.

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Mohamed Salah (ST)

The Egyptian might be the best of our attackers but he can’t do it all alone. Salah needs to link-up well with the others and hopefully, this happens on Tuesday night.

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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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