Liverpool lineup vs. Arsenal – 2 key changes with Darwin Nunez call to make
Jurgen Klopp is set to make a change at right-back for Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal, while Liverpool’s medical staff could force another in attack.
The Reds head to north London this weekend looking to cement themselves at the top of the Premier League with a healthy lead over Arsenal and Man City.
It is being billed as a tough clash for Klopp’s side, but they arrive at the Emirates in exceptional form, particularly after blowing Chelsea away at Anfield.
Klopp’s squad is growing in numbers, too, as players return from injury, giving the manager what he described as a “luxury problem” in his pre-match press conference.
So how should Liverpool line up against Arsenal?
After Klopp’s press conference, Liverpool’s training session on Friday revealed the following:
Darwin Nunez is available despite Klopp admitting doubts over a foot injury
Alexis Mac Allister has no issues after a knock to the knee in midweek
Kostas Tsimikas and Thiago are also fit and in full training
That leaves only Mo Salah (hamstring), Joel Matip (ACL), Stefan Bajcetic (calf) and Ben Doak (MCL) out, with Wataru Endo returning from the Asian Cup next week.
Sad news later emerged, however, that Conor Bradley‘s father passed away on Saturday morning, per the Belfast Telegraph, almost certainly ruling the right-back out of contention.
Liverpool squad in training on Friday
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Mrozek
Defenders: Van Dijk, Konate, Gomez, Quansah, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas, Bradley*
Midfielders: Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones, Thiago, Gravenberch, Elliott, McConnell, Clark
Forwards: Jota, Nunez, Diaz, Gakpo, Gordon