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Andrew Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum are fit to feature after missing out in midweek, but Jurgen Klopp said it “doesn’t sound like” Sadio Mane (foot) will be ready to play after the Senegalese midfielder only started running on Friday.
Joe Gomez (lower leg fracture), Dejan Lovren (concussion) and Nathaniel Clyne (unspecified injury) have also been ruled out, so Liverpool’s back four almost picks itself given that Robertson will surely oust Alberto Moreno at left-back for the trip to the Vitality Stadium.
Klopp said that he “has a plan” to manage Trent Alexander-Arnold’s workload in December, given that Gomez will be missing until 2019, but the England defender looks set to return to the starting XI for this one.
Mane’s probable absence may mean that Klopp persists with a 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino perhaps moving over to the left flank to fill in for the crocked winger.
Fabinho and Wijnaldum may return to the team at the expense of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, who both played 90 minutes on Wednesday, though Naby Keita excelled at Turf Moor and could retain his start.
+Dominic Solanke (groin) again misses out but will return to training on Sunday, while Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi look set to drop to the bench again after a rare start in Gameweek 15.