Liverpool make one change in midfield for Bournemouth clash
Jurgen Klopp has made one change from the team that beat Manchester United last week.
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The change comes in midfield as captain Jordan Henderson makes way for the young and emerging star Stefan Bajcetic, who partners fellow youngster Harvey Elliott in midfield, with the experienced Fabinho sitting just behind them.
It’s the same back five that sees Ibrahim Konate and Virgil Van Dijk start consecutive games together for the first time since May 2022.
The back five have only lost once in 14 games when all starting together, with the team scoring 35 times and only conceding 10 during that time.
It’s the same front three that started last week and scored a combined six goals during the demolition of United at Anfield, as Mohamed Salah aims to break another Liverpool record by scoring today. If he does he will become the Reds’ leading scorer away from home in the Premier League - he’s currently on 5 alongside Michael Owen.
The biggest surprise comes from the bench, as Juventus loanee Arthur Melo returns to the matchday squad for the first time since earning a small cameo off the bench during the Champions League group stage loss in Napoli on matchday one.
His addition has seen the duo of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain miss out here.
Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp had revealed there were no fresh injury claims, but the trio of Luis Diaz, Joe Gomez and Thiago would all miss out.
Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “All three not available [this weekend].
“Different stages, I would say. Joey might be able to train at the beginning of the week; Luis I hope during next week. After the international break, then obviously for both [it’s] possible.
“Thiago we will see. None of them trained yet with the team and then we will see how that develops in the next couple of weeks and we will know more.