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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Richard Garnett

Liverpool predicted line-up vs Wolves as Darwin Nunez and Joel Matip return

Liverpool might be sick of the sight of Wolverhampton Wanderers right now, but they are back at Molineux in the Premier League this weekend.

The two sides have already played each other twice in the FA Cup since the turn of the year, with the Reds eventually prevailing 1-0 in a replay after a contentious 2-2 draw at Anfield in the Third Round.

But Jurgen Klopp's side have already been eliminated from the knockout competition since their last encounter with Julen Lopetegui's side and now they must quickly turn their attention to climbing the Premier League, with missing out on qualification for next year's Champions League looking like a very real possibility.

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Injuries have blighted Liverpool's season, with Ibrahima Konate now joining Virgil van Dijk, Luiz Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Arthur Melo in the treatment room. And with that in mind, this is how the ECHO is predicting Jurgen Klopp will line-up his side on Saturday.

Konate injury forces change

With Jurgen Klopp confirming that Ibrahima Konate has suffered a muscle injury there is one enforced change to the back four. With Alisson in goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, the returning Joel Matip and de facto captain Andy Robertson complete the defensive line.

Continuity in midfield

Stefan Bajcetic has started Liverpool's last two matches at the base of the midfield and we think that will continue against Wolves. In fact it's the same midfield that started against Brighton, with Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita completing the engine room trio.

Nunez returns

Up top, we're predicting just one change with Darwin Nunez coming back into the team down the middle. Harvey Elliott scored last time out and nearly had a second and keeps his spot on the left, with Mohamed Salah on the right. Cody Gakpo drops back to the bench.

Jurgen Klopp predicted starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson, Bajcatic, Keita, Thiago, Salah, Nunez, Elliott


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