Liverpool team news: Expected 4-3-3 vs Midtyjlland as Jurgen Klopp makes eight changes
Liverpool face FC Midtjylland in the Champions League tonight in a match with little consequences for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who are already through to the knockout stages. For that reason, Klopp will have the luxury of being able to rotate his squad, and Express Sport is on hand with all the latest team news.
Liverpool are already in a good position in the Champions League, having won four of their five games so far in the competition with only one defeat.
The Reds are sat on top of their group and are through to the knockout round, and cannot be caught by second-placed Atalanta regardless of Wednesday night’s results.
The Reds are also looking good in the Premier League, and are currently level on points with table-toppers Tottenham Hotspur.
Due to their domestic situation, it seems likely that Klopp will want to rest players tonight ahead of this weekend’s trip to face Fulham.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are set to be rested in order to be ready for the weekend, with Takumi Minamino set to be handed a rare start.
Minamino will likely play alongside someone else who has struggled for minutes this season – Divock Origi.
Diogo Jota could complete the front three after he was left on the bench for much of Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Wolves at the weekend.
In midfield, Naby Keita will likely start alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones, with Jordan Henderson receiving a rest.
Thiago Alcantara is still on the road to recovery from the knee injury he suffered against Everton earlier this season, and seems unlikely to play before the new year.
In defence, Trent Alexander-Arnold could return after coming off the bench against Wolves.
Andy Robertson will likely be rested in favour of Kostas Tsimikas in the left-back position, with Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips at centre-back
In goal, Klopp will likely keep Caoimhin Kelleher between the sticks due to his promising form of late.
Alisson Becker will play no part due to his injury issues, Klopp confirmed this week.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the German boss confirmed there were no changes from the squad for the Wolves win.
“All the same like for the last game, so just a bigger squad obviously possible,” Klopp said when asked for an injury update.
“We will travel with a full squad, which is really nice. Good. That’s how it is nowadays.
“So nobody is back but still good. We are getting there.”