Liverpool are expected to go full-strength for their game against Arsenal on Wednesday as they look to keep their hopes of breaking the record Premier League points tally alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s team had looked in a good position to surpass the 100 points set by Manchester City in the 2017-18 season, but their recent 4-0 defeat by City as well as the disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley leave them facing an uphill task in order to do so.
The Reds are currently on 93 points, meaning they must win their game against the Gunners as well as overcoming Chelsea and Newcastle next week if they are to beat City’s tally and finish on a staggering total of 102.
Arsenal, however, will be desperate to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to bitter rivals Tottenham in the north London derby, as well as try keep alive their slim hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League, and it may not be a straightforward game for Liverpool.
Klopp rotated his starting 11 for the game against Burnley, playing two youngsters in Neco Williams at right-back and Curtis Jones in midfield.
It is predicted that he will restore Trent Alexander-Arnold to the team ahead of Williams for Arsenal, however, with Naby Keita likely to come in for Jones.
Captain Jordan Henderson remains sidelined with a knee injury, so Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum should line up alongside Keita in midfield.
Other than that no changes from the Burnley match are expected, with the fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane looking to test a stern Burnley back four, and Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk attempting to keep the likes of Jay Rodriguez quiet.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane