Latest Liverpool team news as Newsnow Liverpool takes a look at possible changes Jurgen Klopp could make against Burnley on Tuesday.
What’s the Latest Liverpool Team News vs Burnley?
Liverpool are gearing up to face Burnley in their next Premier League match, presenting manager Jurgen Klopp with some tough decisions regarding player selection.
In their last Premier League match, Liverpool showcased their strong form by securing a draw against the league leaders, Arsenal, at home. The match saw Mohamed Salah netting his 16th goal of the season, helping the Reds come from behind and secure a thrilling 1-1 draw against the Gunners. This result keeps Liverpool just a point behind Arsenal, maintaining their second-place position.
What Changes Could Jurgen Klopp Be Planning to Make Against Burnley?
Next on Liverpool’s agenda is a clash with Burnley, a traditional Boxing Day fixture for the Reds. Newsnow Liverpool takes a look at potential changes and decisions Jurgen Klopp could make, as the match approaches…
Gomez on Standby
The Reds are facing a surge in injuries, yet with another match scheduled within 72 hours, Klopp will need to rotate players due to the demanding December schedule.
With Kostas Tsimikas now sidelined due to a broken collarbone, joining Andy Robertson, Liverpool faces a shortage of senior left-backs.
Joe Gomez is poised to step in, having taken up the role during the Arsenal match. The alternative is the young Luke Chambers. Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold shines at right-back, with Conor Bradley as his backup.
Alisson Becker maintains his position as the primary goalkeeper. However, Caoimhin Kelleher is anticipated to play in the upcoming League Cup semi-final and potentially the FA Cup. Adrian stands ready as the subsequent choice.
Ibrahima Konate strengthened his case for partnering with Virgil van Dijk at centre-back after an impressive performance on Saturday. He currently surpasses Academy graduate Jarell Quansah. Unfortunately, Joel Matip will remain sidelined for the remainder of the season.
No Change in Midfield
In terms of midfield availability, Alexis Mac Allister remains sidelined along with Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic.
Wataru Endo stands as the sole available defensive midfielder. Against the Gunners, Curtis Jones and Dominik Szoboszlai played to his left and right respectively.
Ryan Gravenberch will vie with Jones for a midfield spot. Harvey Elliott, introduced in the attack during the previous match, could contest Szoboszlai’s position. Additionally, Bobby Clark and James McConnell serve as the only other midfield options.
The Boxing Day match appears to be too soon for Diogo Jota’s return. The team’s prospects now hinge largely on Luis Diaz’s availability. Diaz sustained a knee injury from a tackle by Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka in the recent match.
If Diaz is fit to play, he will compete with Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo for a spot on the left flank. Notably, Gakpo has been favored in central positions in the team’s last two matches over Nunez. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah retains his position on the right wing.
Due to Ben Doak’s injury, Klopp has limited options for the right side. Elliott and young talent Kaide Gordon emerge as the other potential choices for Klopp.
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