Predicted Liverpool Starting XI vs FC Midtjylland (UCL)

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Liverpool are looking for a third win in a row when they host FC Midtjylland on Tuesday night. In the midst of an extremely busy part of the schedule, the match could give Liverpool a chance to rotate their squad against a team that should defeat.

Upon perusing the team news, you’ll see that the Reds do have a few fitness concerns, so some squad rotation here would be optimal.

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Goalkeeper

To the surprise of many, Alisson returned from injury to start against Sheffield United. He looked strong in his return, commanding his penalty area and only allowing a controversial penalty in the first half.

After injuring his shoulder in training, Alisson was expected to miss 4-6 weeks, but the Brazilian keeper returned in three. He said Monday he feels 100 percent, and will get the start against Midtjylland.

Defense

Joel Matip is again unavailable due to a muscle injury. Fabinho conceded the penalty against Sheffield, but he and Joe Gomez appear to have a decent partnership at centerback.

Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have played a lot of matches and are due for a break here coming up. Both Kostas Tsimikas and Neco Williams are available to play.

Williams is more likely than Tsimikas to start in a Champions League game, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Greek left back make an appearance.

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Midfield

Naby Keita and Thiago are both unavailable, limiting some of the midfield options Liverpool has.

On Saturday, Liverpool played a 4-2-3-1 against Sheffield, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them try something similar on Tuesday.

But Curtis Jones and James Milner both should get starts, and don’t really fit in a two-man midfield. Gini Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson will start with them, and Liverpool will go back to its 4-3-3.

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Forwards

It is doubtful Liverpool use their normal front-3 for a full 90 in this match.

Klopp could do what he did at Ajax, giving them 60 minutes and then pulling them off, but there is also a strong chance he does the reverse.

Games like Tuesday are perfect opportunities to use your squad depth to keep legs fresh.

Diogo Jota has proved to be a strong signing, scoring the winner on Saturday. This is also a great chance for Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri to get minutes.

Predicted Liverpool XI  vs FC Midtjylland(4-3-3): Alisson, Andy Robertson, Joe Gomez, Fabinho, Neco Williams, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino, Xherdan Shaqiri.

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