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Premier League 2018-19: Liverpool’s expected line-up and formation against Huddersfield

Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC

Liverpool will be hoping to continue with their undefeated start to the season in the Premier League when they travel away to Huddersfield on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side has got their season off to almost a perfect start and will look to continue their undefeated streak when they travel to Huddersfield on Saturday.

Let’s look at the formation, as well as the personnel Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is most likely to opt for – the 4-4-3.


Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker

In goal will be the summer signing from AS Roma. Alisson Becker is a certainty to start against Huddersfield on Saturday in the late kick-0ff. The Brazilian has looked calm and composed in the opening matches of the Premier League so far, barring that slip-up against Leicester City.


Defenders: Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander Arnold

Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson

Robertson has gone from strength to strength to become a regular figure in Liverpool’s starting lineup.

His understanding of when to go on the overlapping runs and when to fall back and defend was the feature of his game-play in the previous campaign as well as in all the matches played so far. He will be rightfully taking his place at the left-back position for Liverpool against Huddersfield.

Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk

Since arriving from Southampton for a record-breaking fee which made him the most expensive defender of all-time, Virgil van Dijk has completely turned the fortunes of Liverpool’s back-line.

He is a leader of men and his presence is of utmost importance especially for the Liverpool back-line. Therefore, he will definitely start against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Joe Gomez
Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez has had a tremendous start to the season and has made that centre-back position his own.

He is likely to retain his place against Huddersfield following his good showing in all the matches for Liverpool so far. He will look to continue his good work when he plays against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold

In the absence of Nathaniel Clyne, Alexander-Arnold has cemented his place in Liverpool’s starting XI by virtue of his consistent showings for the club. He is likely to start at the right back position for Liverpool against Huddersfield on Saturday. 

Midfielders: James Milner, Jordan Henderson Georgino Wijnaldum

James Milner
James Milner

James Milner has impressed in all the matches in which he has played so far. Once again, he will be expected to control the midfield with his all-round game-play.

With his energy, he could be the most important player for Liverpool if they are to win the midfield battle against Huddersfield on Saturday. Therefore, he will be a definite starter for Liverpool.

Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson

England International Jordan Henderson is expected to start for Liverpool against Huddersfield. He will most likely play in the middle of the three-man midfield against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Georgino Wijnaldum
Georgino Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum is likely to start on the right-hand side of midfield for Liverpool away at Huddersfield. He has been a consistent performer for Liverpool in the past whenever he has been given the opportunity. He has been in excellent form for both club and country and will be looking to build on from his excellent midweek performance against Germany in the Premier League as well.

Attackers – Xherdan Shaqiri, Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri will be starting for Liverpool on the left-hand side of the field against Huddersfield on Saturday following an injury to Sadio Mane while playing for his country.

Roberto Firmino
Roberto Firmino

The Brazilian is one of the most diligent players in Liverpool’s squad, with an intense work-rate that is difficult to rival.

His awareness of the game and ability to be in the right position at the right time makes him stand apart from his counterparts. Roberto Firmino is without a doubt the lynch-pin of the Liverpool front three. He for sure will be starting against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge is expected to start against Huddersfield on Saturday in place of Mohammad Salah following an injury concern to Mohamed Salah while playing for his country.

Daniel Sturridge has been impressive, whenever he has been given the opportunity and will look to impress the Liverpool faithful once again when he takes the field against Huddersfield on Saturday.

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