Liverpool predicted XI v Tottenham – Klopp to revert to flat back-four

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This will be our trickiest predicted XI of the season, as nobody knows yet which players Jurgen Klopp rates and which formation he will favour in the early stages.

We’re going off his time at Borussia Dortmund as a measuring stick, in which he predominantly used 4-2-3-1 – favouring quick, fit hard-working, technical players.

Here’s how we think the XI might look:

GK) Simon Mignolet

The defence pretty much picks itself against Spurs. And the most obvious choice is the Belgian, who returned from international duty unscathed.

DR) Nathaniel Clyne

Clyne’s started every match of the season in the Premier League, and it shouldn’t be any different at White Hart Lane.

DL) Alberto Moreno

The Spaniard has all the attributes to become an excellent player for Klopp. He’s quick, fit and works tremendously hard. With Jose Enrique the only other left-back option, Moreno will start.

DC) Martin Skrtel

If Klopp deploys the 4-2-3-1, he’ll have to leave out one of Skrtel, Sakho and Lovren. Surely it’ll be the Croatian based on this season’s performances.

DC) Mamadou Sakho

Our best centre-back so far this season, Sakho will be keen to cement himself a guaranteed spot in the side, something he never managed to achieve under Rodgers.

Nathaniel Clyne

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