The magic of the FA Cup begins for these two sides on Monday as Liverpool welcome fellow Premier League side Wolves to Anfield.
The fixture will allow manager Jurgen Klopp a chance to rotate a considerable amount of his team, granting him the ability to start some of his backup players with one eye firmly cast on keeping the Reds top of the Premier League. However, Wolves have been the surprise package of the season in the league and have proven they’re no pushover.
Here’s how the Reds could line up on Monday:
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Simon Mignolet (GK) – After conceding the first team spot to Allison since his move from Roma, the Belgian shot-stopper has found a starting place hard to come by. However, it’s apparent Klopp may give his new number one a rest for this match.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – The England international is flying in his breakthrough season so far. With the long-term injury to Joe Gomez and the recent departure of Nathaniel Clyne, Alexander-Arnold will retain his place.
Dejan Lovren (CB) – The Croatian has found starts hard to come by this season following the impressive partnership between Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, however he’ll be expected to start due to defensive injuries.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – The Dutch mountain has been arguably one of Liverpool’s best performers this season, similar to Lovren there’s not much chance of a rest due to a lack of defensive cover.
Alberto Moreno (LB) – The speedy Moreno has found it hard to start a match since the incredibly impressive performances from Andy Robertson in recent seasons, but should be expecting a start as Klopp rotates his squad.
Naby Keita (CM) – Keita has found himself slightly out of favour since signing in the summer, and the Guinean will be trying to be put in a decent performance to give Klopp a selection headache.
Adam Lallana (CM) – He’s found it hard to cement a place in the side as of late after being plagued with injuries, and is likely to feature against Wolves.
Fabinho (CM) – Playing some of his best football in a Liverpool shirt of late, he came off the bench against Manchester City on Thursday and should start against Wolves.
Xherdan Shaqiri (RW) – Another impressive player for the Reds this season, a regular impact sub but will be looking to make his stamp in the game.
Daniel Sturridge (ST) – The former Chelsea player has found starts hard to come by this season, regularly appearing from the bench. Will be looking to get his name among the goals again on Monday.
Divock Origi (LW) – Origi has played just 72 minutes in two league appearances so far this season, a player likely to feature against Wolves.