Liverpool take on Spurs tomorrow, with the Reds sitting 7th in the league table, knowing victory will move them above their opponents into fifth place. Here’s how Jürgen Klopp could line his side up for the encounter. For a match preview, you can head over here.

The manager in his pre-match press conference confirmed Ibrahima Konaté was fine after being rested for the trip to West Ham on Wednesday night. Oxlade-Chamberlain meanwhile has joined Firmino on the sidelines. 

Jürgen has opted for largely the same side over the past couple of weeks, implementing a new system in the process. This run of games has seen the Reds go unbeaten in five, winning each of the last three. The consistency of a settled XI has no doubt aided the recent uptick in form.

We could see a change or two tomorrow however. In goal, Alisson Becker will continue. He will be shielded by a back three consisting the returning Konaté, Van Dijk and Robertson, despite Joel Matip putting in an impressive shift on Wednesday night.

The ex-Shalke man slotted in for Konaté and covered the right hand side of defence impeccably before netting the winner courtesy a second half bullet header. It might be a tad harsh to drop him but Ibou has made that slot his own. Not to mention his pace will be required against Son and the wily Kane.

In midfield, we should see Trent join Fabinho in the double pivot again, with the Scouser dropping back into his right back role when the side is defending. Fabinho has navigated a suspension tight rope in the past two games, and having avoided a booking, is safe from that particular threat.

Further up the pitch, Jones and Henderson have been the preferred options over the past few games. The manager has stressed how ‘pressing like animals’ has influenced his selection. Both Jones and the skipper have covered every blade of grass there is to cover this month.

They may not always exert enough influence in an attacking sense (despite playing higher up the pitch in this system), but the manager values what they bring in intensity and effort off the ball. This should see them continue to keep their place in the team.

Upfront, there’s only one real question. Does Luis Diaz come in for his first start in almost seven months? The Colombian enjoyed a cameo lasting a little over half an hour last time out. A start might just be a little premature though. He remains an exciting option off the bench nonetheless

Diogo Jota has been in the goals lately, and despite a subdued display at the London Stadium, should be handed another start on the left wing. His defensive contributions fly under the radar at times but he’s an excellent team player.

Cody Gakpo is another who has been putting in selfless displays for the team and looking every inch a Liverpool player following his January switch from PSV Eindhoven. He netted a long range beauty at West Ham and will get the nod to lead the line once more.

Mohamed Salah will then round up a strong starting XI, with big money striker Darwin Nunez still having to make do with a place on the bench. It’s a healthy competition for places at the minute, with every forward (bar Firmino) fully fit.

Predicted team:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Jota.

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Elliott, Thiago, Darwin, Diaz.

Predicted Spurs XI (3-4-2-1): Forster, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.



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