Starting XI: How should Liverpool line up against Burnley?

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By Adam Brown @AdamMNVi

Well, that was eventful. I should probably start by confessing that I in fact missed Alisson’s historical goal. Wijnaldum’s effort blazed over the bar led to an aggressive close of the laptop lid with the belief that our top four hopes had vanished.

But how wrong was I!? Somehow Liverpool are one step closer to the Champions League with a trip to Turf Moor on Wednesday.

Sean Dyche’s exchange with Jurgen Klopp at halftime in the reverse fixture means there’s plenty of reason for Burnley to want to ruin this spell. The Reds never make it easy. 



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Here’s how we should line up:

 

Diogo Jota, Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies appear to be out for the remainder of the season which means Liverpool are back to where we were in terms of centre-backs. Klopp must avoid a way to stop teams from being able to flick the ball on quickly when either Phillips or Williams leave shape to press tight – we’ve been punished too many times in the last two games. 

Robertson and Trent remain in the side after a lengthy ice bath. It would be nice to be able to put Kostas Tsimikas in, but it would be optimistic to assume any sort of sharpness after barely featuring at all this season. 

Xherdan Shaqiri could start – but then who comes on from the bench? The likes of Divock Origi haven’t played enough which leaves Shaq and Curtis Jones as Liverpool’s only two sharp enough to come on and make a difference. Gini comes back into the midfield three.

Without the luxury to shuffle between stars, that leaves Mane, Firmino and Salah to make up the front three. We can only hope they have enough left in the tank to see this run out – but an early lead could help rest legs for the final game of the season.

Score prediction: Burnley 0 – 2 Liverpool 

How does Ben think Liverpool will line up for this one? Check out the Starting XI Prediction Show below

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