Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace FC

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For Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, the main issue to resolve in with his starting line-up is at the right back position. With starter Trent Alexander-Arnold now on the shelf for a month, possibly a month and a half, there is no designated right back fit and available on the current roster.

Joe Gomez is still sidelined due to a lower leg fracture that he has sustained last month. However, midfielder James Milner has already seen time at the position this season, and we’re suggesting he’ll be the first team choice on Saturday at home versus Crystal Palace.

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Injury Report: Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Benteke

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Yesterday brought news that Liverpool have suffered yet another major injury blow to the position group where they can ill afford it- the back line. The defender injury crisis deepened as first team right back Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered severe knee ligament damage during the Reds 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion this past Saturday.

TAA will be out at least a month, maybe more. The Liverpool Echo reports that no surgery will be required but Alexander-Arnold is definitely out for Saturday’s home Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace, and also upcoming matches against Leicester City, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth. He’s not the only one on the shelf for this weekend’s match. Let’s take a look at who else won’t be able to feature when the Eagles come to Anfield Road.

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Liverpool Defender Crisis Worsens, Trent Alexander-Arnold Out a Month

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Liverpool have suffered another major injury blow in the position group where they can least afford it- defender. The back line injury crisis deepens as right back Trent Alexander-Arnold suffered knee ligament damage in the 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday. Alexander-Arnold will miss at least a month, but potentially more due to this setback.

The Liverpool Echo reports that no surgery will be required but TAA will most likely be out for League fixtures against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth.

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Makes Harlem Globetrotters Analogy Again

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For the second time in 16 months, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his team is “not the Harlem Globetrotters.” The first time Klopp made this remark, the world famous group of basketball playing entertainers responded by hitting back at Liverpool pretty hard (and humorously) on Twitter.

The German used the analogy, both in September of 2017 and again today, as a way to illustrate his club’s need to provide wins, not entertainment value. Saturday saw Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion not in a high-scoring, swashbuckling manner of result, but instead by a final score of just 1-0.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Brighton & Hove Albion

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Liverpool FC head to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday for what will be the all time 29th meeting between the two clubs. As you might expect, it’s a series that the Merseysiders have owned, winning 16 while losing only four times, with eight draws.

The Reds come into this one having just crashed out of the FA Cup on Monday night and looking to get back on the winning track. Liverpool know that they can’t afford to be dropping any points, especially in games like this where they are heavily favored. Manchester City is just four points back now in the league title race.

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Liverpool FC vs Brighton Injury Report: Van Dijk, Henderson, Lovren, Bernardo, Izquierdo

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League leaders Liverpool FC head to 13th place Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend with nothing short of a full injury crisis in the back line. Despite the severe fitness issues in the back, Liverpool is reportedly not going to seek out and purchase a defender this January transfer window.

Given all the money spent in the summer, it is understandable why the Merseyside club might not want to splash out more cash on player acquisition this month. According to an ESPN report, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is content to play midfielder Fabinho in central defense, instead of going out and getting another centre-half.

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Liverpool FC News and Transfer Talk: Jurgen Klopp, Abdulkadir Omur, Naby Keita, FA Cup

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It’s a very busy day on the Liverpool FC interwebs as the Reds travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers to complete the third round of FA Cup competition. As it’s also the January transfer window, we have plenty of off-the-pitch topics to discuss as well.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Monday.

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Neil Warnock Strongly Condemns Liverpool Over Nathaniel Clyne Transfer

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Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock learned of Liverpool loaning out Nathaniel Clyne to AFC Bournemouth the same way we all did- via a news medium. Unlike the rest of us though, Warnock believed the English international fullback was coming to play for him this week.

When the Bluebirds boss found out, he was understandably upset, given how he thought a deal had been reached between his side and the Merseyside club. Liverpool have yet to comment on this situation, and it remains to be seen if they will tell their side of the story or not, but Warnock certainly did not hold back from blasting the club.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Wolverhampton Wanderers (FA Cup 3rd Round)

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Liverpool FC commence their 2019 FA Cup campaign with a visit to Wolverhampton Wanderers, a side that has been very up and down lately; and pretty much all season. Wolves, who currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, lost to 14th place Crystal Palace on Wednesday, after having beaten third place Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.

On Boxing Day they were only able to manage a draw against 19th place Fulham, so who knows what kind of performance we’ll see from them on Monday night. This is a difficult tie to size up, but expect manager Jurgen Klopp to rotate his squad some and rest of a few of his regulars.

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Liverpool FC at Wolverhampton FA Cup Third Round Injury Report: Matip, Gomez

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The FA Cup third round (pending no required replays) concludes with Liverpool FC visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. It remains to be seen how serious Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will take this competition, given how he has one eye on the Premier League title race and the other on the UEFA Champions League competition.

Klopp is still searching for his first trophy since he moved to Anfield and the Liverpool title drought is, well, extensively documented.

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Liverpool FC Sell Dominic Solanke, Loan Nathaniel Clyne to AFC Bournemouth

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The January transfer window is only four days old, but we’re starting to see more action now as Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth are getting some business done. The Anfield outfit has sent sparingly used forward Dominic Solanke to the south coast, for £19 million plus add-ons according to multiple reports.

Solanke, who has been out with a minor muscular injury lately and hasn’t featured for LFC this season, has officially said his goodbyes to the Merseyside club on social media:

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Jurgen Klopp Reiterates His Belief that Man City is the Best Team in the World

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Ahead of tomorrow night’s clash of the titans, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared his Thursday opponent, Liverpool, the team to beat this season. Guardiola believes the Reds are currently the best team in Europe, but their manager, Jurgen Klopp is having none of that.

Klopp returned the favor, deeming City the best team in the world at his news conference today.

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