Liverpool have five games remaining and a slim chance of breaking back into the top four spots before the season draws to a close.
It may be a slim chance but a chance nonetheless, with Leicester City’s surprise 4-2 defeat to Newcastle handing the Reds something of a lifeline.
The German’s made a few changes to the lineup that faced Newcastle in April (with our meeting with Manchester United having been postponed to mid-May following protests at Old Trafford), which will hopefully be enough to kickstart a positive run.
Alisson Becker remains the man between the sticks, with the return of Nathaniel Phillips a welcome sight in a back four comprised of Rhys Williams (who replaces a presumably injured Ozan Kabak), Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson.
With our No.47 back in the heart of defence, Fabinho slots back into his preferred midfield berth alongside Thiago Alcantara and Gini Wijnaldum.
It’s a bit of less gung-ho forward line Klopp’s gone with compared to the Newcastle selection, however, with Diogo Jota relegated to the bench in favour of a front-three comprised of Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, and Mo Salah.
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