Jurgen Klopp has gone with possibly his strongest XI against Bournemouth – bearing in mind the big week to come and unfortunate injuries to the likes of Joe Gomez – and Reds fans are happy.
🚨 Team news time 🚨
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 8, 2018
Today is the first time both Fabinho and Naby Keita have started a Premier League game together – and the excitement is building.
The pair have impressed on occasion individually but not yet at the same time – Reds supporters are hoping and expecting today sees that change.
Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Keïta…. pic.twitter.com/E54kOj0YSQ
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) December 8, 2018
Keita and Fabinho starting together. Bournemouth aren’t ready.
— ㅤㅤㅤً (@nabyk8) December 8, 2018
Fabinho – Gini – Keita, the perfect midfield 🙈
— 🅱️ (@DobaDioum) December 8, 2018
Fabinho, Wijnaldum e Keita pic.twitter.com/RBddLP1WLV
— Pedro (@pedrolkz) December 8, 2018
Keita and Fabinho this is fucking stupendous
— TM (@LFCTayIor) December 8, 2018
The line-up that has been selected certainly has enough quality to win the game on paper, as well as giving Trent Alexander-Arnold a rest to prepare for Napoli and Manchester United. Jordan Henderson is also left out, presumably with Tuesday in mind, while Sadio Mane is fit to make the bench.
All three points are required for the Reds to go top of the table ahead of Chelsea v Manchester City later today – and with that team, they should be able to do it.