Date: 12th December 2019 at 5:50pm
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OPINION

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make two changes to his team for Saturday’s clash with struggling Watford.

The Reds secured top spot in their Champions League group in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Red Bull Salzburg, but Klopp is likely to juggle his options just a little bit.

With that said, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will most probably replace Dejan Lovren and Georginio Wijnaldum. The Croatian international was substituted off in that game due to injury, although Klopp hopes it isn’t a serious one.

Still, Gomez will surely take his place at Anfield. Meanwhile Wijnaldum is only just back from injury, and so ‘The Ox’ will likely replace him.

Alisson is fully back from injury and suspension and so there’s nothing to stop Klopp picking the Brazilian international once again on Saturday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold looks almost certain to start at right back once again here, while the same surely goes for Andrew Robertson on the opposite side of the defence.

As mentioned, Lovren is probably just too much of a risk for this one after picking up knocks in back-to-back games. Consequently, Gomez will surely partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the backline.

Further forward, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita can both expect to start after two outstanding outings in a row, while Oxlade-Chamberlain will likely replace Wijnaldum, as mentioned.

The front three, though, is most likely to stay the same. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are all almost certain to start once again against the Hornets.