Best Liverpool XI vs Fulham: SIX changes made in Strong 4-2-3-1 formation

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Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez were fit and available for selection in Friday’s press conference, with no new injuries being reported.

Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne had missed the defeat to Red Star in midweek through illness but both were pictured in training ahead of the visit of Fulham.

Andrew Robertson, meanwhile, wasn’t spotted in Liverpool’s training photos on Thursday but there is nothing else to suggest the Scottish left-back is a doubt for the weekend.

Alberto Moreno, of course, is the alternative to Robertson should there be any need to rotate.

Gomez could replace Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back after the latter struggled there against Arsenal and Red Star, meaning Lovren might come back into contention at centre-back.

Joel Matip played the full 90 minutes in midweek, so would seem unlikely to feature again on Sunday.

Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana didn’t particularly impress on Tuesday either, so will likely be back among the substitutes on Sunday.

Klopp has played a 4-2-3-1 in his last two home fixtures (versus Red Star and Cardiff) and may roll out that system again, with Xherdan Shaqiri – who didn’t feature in Belgrade for personal/political reasons – perhaps joining Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in attack.

Firmino looks a strong candidate to start after only featuring as a substitute on Tuesday, though there remains the possibility of Salah or Mane being handed a rare rest.

Klopp has a wealth of options available to him in central midfield and may hand Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner a break after both players delivered tired-looking performances in midweek.

Fabinho looks favourite for a recall, while Henderson may also make a swift return to the starting XI alongside the Brazilian.

Keita is another option in midfield and may be involved, particularly if Klopp sticks with a 4-3-3.


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