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Liverpool could make seven changes against Burnley as midfield options increase further.

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When Liverpool host Burnley on Saturday, they’ll be looking to continue their winning

streak. Now let’s take a look at what Jurgen Klopp might change up for his squad the next time they play.Even though there is no midweek game to compete for, a slew of changes are expected to occur because to the Reds’ weary performance at the Emirates.Even though there is no midweek game to compete for, a slew of changes are expected to occur because to the Reds’ weary performance at the Emirates.

 

With Ibrahima Konate serving a one-match suspension following his red card at the weekend, there will definitely be one change. Joe Gomez will probably be required elsewhere in the defense, therefore Jarell Quansah will likely replace Virgil van Dijk at center back. The season is over for Joel Matip.

 

With Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s starting fitness levels still up in the air, Gomez might see action at right or left back. Additionally, Conor Bradley may still be out on compassionate leave, while left back Kostas Tsimikas is still not available.It is anticipated that Alisson Becker would continue in goal, despite his infrequent mistakes in the match against Arsenal. Adrian takes a back seat to Caoimhin Kelleher as the starting left back.

 

As Thiago waits

 

Dominik Szoboszlai’s second hamstring injury kept him out of the match against Arsenal, but Thiago Alcantara’s eight-month comeback to the Emirates came just in time. Liverpool is holding their breath till they know how bad it is.

 

However, Thiago will probably not start the match against Burnley. But Wataru Endo, who left Japan for Qatar after their quarterfinal loss to Iran on Saturday, should be available.Klopp is offered the chance by Endo to bring Alexis Mac Allister forward by bringing him back as the number six. In such situation, Curtis Jones would presumably keep playing in the middle of the field, either to Endo’s left or right, as he has been a consistent starter when healthy.

 

Even if Mac Allister remains in his current role as defensive midfielder, Klopp still has options. Harvey Elliott can play on the right wing or Ryan Gravenberch, who was underwhelming at Arsenal like many others, has recently started on either side of the engine room. While Stefan Bajcetic is out with an injury, young players Bobby Clark and James McConnell have both had first-team appearances recently.The loss of Mohamed Salah was most noticeable in the match against Arsenal. Even though he hasn’t played in seven games, the Egyptian is getting back on the field and may be able to return this weekend.

 

In that case, the key issue will be deciding who starts on the right side of the defense, as Ben Doak is out with an injury and Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo, and Elliott have all been in the lineup in the past few weeks.

 

On the left side of the field, Diaz can compete with Jota, Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez, and he has also established himself as a crucial cog in the front three. With the hope that Nunez has fully recovered from the foot injury that kept him out of last week’s match against Chelsea and Arsenal, the three may also operate in the middle.

 

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