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Predicted Liverpool XI: Latest Team and Injury News vs Rangers

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Tonight sees Liverpool host Rangers at Anfield in the Champions League in what will be a historic and esteemed battle between two clubs with rich histories.

It’s a must-win affair for both teams, and Liverpool will be hoping to take full advantage against a team which has leaked seven goals and scored none in two group games so far.

It could provide Jurgen Klopp’s side with an ideal confidence booster against a Rangers side who, like the Reds, have also had some galling and unexpected setbacks this season.

Injury News:

Liverpool still have a rather significant injury list going into tonight’s clash, with the likes of Andy Robertson and Ibrahima Konate still nursing knee injuries.

Whilst both are nearing a return, this game has likely come too soon for the pair, who will be hoping to make their respective returns to action next week against Arsenal, which looks like a safer bet for them to get back onto the pitch.

The likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are both out with thigh injuries, should be looking to return in the following week, whilst Curtis Jones and Calvin Ramsey are facing longer spells on the sidelines.

Predicted XI

That brings us onto the all-important predicted XI, which features three changes from Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Brighton, for this Champions League clash.

4-3-3

Alisson,
Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Tsimikas
Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago
Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Firstly, Fabio Carvalho is replaced by Luis Diaz, who resumes his starting berth on the left wing after coming off the bench at the weekend.

Despite being the club’s top scorer this season, Roberto Firmino could miss out, with “young star” Darwin Nunez – as dubbed by the Twitter admins at BT Sport – given the chance to reclaim the centre-forward position in a move which will likely see the Brazilian rested for the clash against Arsenal on Sunday.

Finally, Jordan Henderson makes way for young Harvey Elliott, who will be relishing a chance to impress in the Champions League after seeing his minutes reduced as of late.

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