PREDICTED LIVERPOOL LINEUP AGAINST NEWCASTLE: CARVALHO TO MAKE FULL DEBUT
Liverpool will hope to build on the 9-0 win over Bournemouth when they play hosts to Newcastle United at Anfield on Wednesday night. And Jurgen Klopp has seen his squad’s injury woes ease considerably ahead of his side’s latest fixture. Joel Matip and Curtis Jones have resumed training, with the duo closing in on returning to action. In addition, Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara will also be back soon, leaving Ibrahima Konate as the only major absentee for Liverpool in the long run. And during his pre-match press conference, Klopp provided an update on the injured players.
Up ahead in midfield, Fabio Carvalho might be in line to make his full debut for Liverpool after coming off the bench in their five games thus far this season. Carvalho should replace Harvey Elliott after doing so in the game on the weekend against Bournemouth.
Carvalho will line up alongside Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in the middle of the park, with Elliott and James Milner being the backup options on the bench. As for the offensive unit, Klopp cannot make any changes even if he wants to, with Darwin Nunez serving the final game of his three-match suspension on Wednesday.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Carvalho; Salah, Firmino, Diaz