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Jurgen Klopp to make numerous changes? – Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in FA Cup

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Liverpool players celebrate against Arsenal

Liverpool players celebrate against Arsenal

Liverpool face a tricky third round FA Cup tie at Wolverhampton Wanderers and would want to bounce back after their 2-1 loss to Manchester City.

That was our first defeat in the Premier League, and there should be a few changes in the Liverpool side given we had a packed schedule in recent weeks.

Jurgen Klopp should look to change things up in defence while it would be great to see the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino rested.

Wolves will not be easy opposition but we should focus more on the Premier League and Champions League.

Here is our predicted line-up for the Reds.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Simon Mignolet (GK)

Alisson has been a mainstay in the side but Mignolet should replace the Brazilian in between the sticks.

Rafa Camacho (RB)

The youngster should get a chance to play on Monday given that Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner need a bit of a rest.

Dejan Lovren Liverpool

Dejan Lovren celebrates for Liverpool

Dejan Lovren (CB)

The Croatian should keep his place in the team given we don’t have enough fit defenders.

Nat Phillips (CB)

There is no point risking Virgil van Dijk and we could see the youngster get a chance on Monday.

Alberto Moreno (LB)

The Spaniard hasn’t played much due to Andy Robertson, and he should get a chance and give Robbo a rest.

Fabinho (CM)

The Brazilian changed the game when he came on against City, and should start for us on Monday.

Naby Keita (CM)

Keita is yet to perform to his best, and hopefully, he puts up a fantastic showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Adam Lallana (CM)

The former Southampton man has struggled for starts this season but should get be in the XI to play Wolves.

Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri (RW)

The Swiss attacker could get a start on Monday and his creativity will be one of the keys in dispatching the Wolves.

Divock Origi (ST)

The hero from the Merseyside derby should get a start on Monday, and hopefully, he can score a goal too.

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Daniel Sturridge (LW)

Sturridge should play out wide and support our attack, and he needs to have a great game on Monday.

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“He should be the one” – Anfield legend believes Liverpool should look to sign this in-form English star

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Carragher wants Reds to sign Maddison

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wants the Reds to sign James Maddison of Leicester City.

The English midfielder had a fine debut season for the Foxes after joining from Norwich City in the previous campaign.

Maddison was excellent in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend and created several chances for the away side.

James Maddison

Liverpool didn’t sign a senior outfield player in the summer but Carragher believed that the Leicester City man is the one that the Reds should target (h/t Mirror):

“I think he is the one player outside of the top six who Liverpool should be looking at.”

Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Mirror) and believed that Maddison is the player who could take us to the next step even though he would cost a lot of money:

“People have been talking about Coutinho coming back, but obviously that hasn’t happened as he has gone to Bayern Munich, but if you are looking in the Premier League, yes he will cost a lot of money, but he should be the one Liverpool are looking at if you are going to that next step up.”

An expensive signing for Klopp’s side?

The Reds have several midfield options in their current team but there isn’t one player who can create chances for the attackers.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are two attack-minded midfielders but they aren’t as creative as Maddison.

The 22-year-old has grown since his move to the King Power Stadium and it will be interesting to see how he performs this season.

Brendan Rodgers has worked well with young talent in the past and our former manager seems to be getting the best out of Maddison.

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Leicester sold Harry Maguire for a huge sum this summer, and they won’t let the Englishman leave easily anytime soon.

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“He needs to be patient” – Klopp believes Liverpool star will be back to his best despite slow start

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Latest Liverpool news: Klopp wants Oxlade-Chamberlain to be patient regarding game time

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back to full fitness and started in our last two games.

However, his performance in the UEFA Super Cup wasn’t great, while he did an excellent job in the second half against Southampton.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox was subbed off at half-time against Chelsea in Istanbul, and Klopp claimed the midfielder needs to be patient before he gets back to his best (h/t Mirror):

“He needs to be patient in the right way, and everything will be fine 100 per cent. We only talk about Ox because everybody knows how good he is.

“We need to make sure that he can show that on the pitch as well. When I make the decision that he is now ready then it is my responsibility of course, and the boy only has to try to do his best. That’s what Ox obviously did.”

Ox needs more time on the field

The English midfielder almost missed an entire season due to the knee injury he picked up against Roma, and he will get back to his best after getting more minutes on the pitch.

Klopp added that playing him in an advanced position in the Super Cup didn’t work out, but claimed that things would be alright for the midfielder soon.

Liverpool need the Ox to remain injury-free for the majority of this season as he provides a different dimension to the team.

The former Arsenal star provides a greater attacking threat from the midfield and hopefully, he can create several chances for our forwards.

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Liverpool’s next game is against Oxlade-Chamberlain’s former club, and it will be interesting to see if the Englishman faces the Gunners on Saturday.

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Liverpool coach confirms discussions to sign former Tottenham star available on a free transfer

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Achterberg confirms signing Vorm has been discussed

Liverpool’s goalkeeping coach John Achterberg confirmed that Michel Vorm’s name has been discussed by the Champions League holders.

The Reds have seen Alisson pick up a calf injury in the first game of the Premier League season while Adrian was declared fit to play against Southampton at the weekend.

Andy Lonergan was on the bench for the trip to St Mary’s and we could be in further trouble if either of the senior keepers picks up a problem.

Adrian

Adrian at Southampton

Vorm was one of the best players for Swansea during his spell in the Premier League but his move to Tottenham saw him become the understudy to Hugo Lloris.

The Dutchman left Spurs at the end of last season, and Achterberg told NOS (h/t Liverpool Echo) that having quality keepers in the side isn’t an issue:

“A good third goalie at a top club is not a superfluous luxury, I have always said this. Michel Vorm’s arrival has been discussed.”

The coach praised Lonergan for his experience in the lower leagues and added that Caoimhin Kelleher is a decent option too given that the academy starlet plays for Ireland’s youth teams.

A good move for Liverpool?

Liverpool cannot buy a senior keeper from another club as the transfer window has closed but they can sign free agents.

Michel Vorm

Michel Vorm

It will be difficult to find a better option than Vorm given his experience in the Premier League. However, the Dutch keeper would be the third choice below Adrian and above Lonergan.

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Liverpool cannot take risks with this position, and pushing Kelleher into the starting XI would be riskier than playing Vorm.

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