Liverpool could make four changes against Fulham as another injury doubt emerges

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a convincing victory over Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota both scored twice as the Reds romped to a 4-0 victory to go five points clear and stretch their run to just one defeat in 32 Premier League matches.

Liverpool now turn their attentions to claiming a place in the League Cup final when they travel to Fulham in their semi-final second leg on Wednesday. And here we look ahead to the changes Jurgen Klopp could make when his team are next in action.

Once again, lack of numbers means rotation will be limited as Liverpool aim for Wembley. But Klopp isn’t completely without options.

There will certainly be a change in between the sticks with Caoimhin Kelleher the League Cup goalkeeper ahead of Alisson Becker and Adrian. Otherwise, there is little wriggle room in the defence should, as expected, Trent Alexander-Arnold not be available.

Conor Bradley is favourite to continue at right-back, with another option, Joe Gomez, likely required again on the opposite flank with Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas still out. Owen Beck could make a start at left-back against Norwich City in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate are likely to remain the centre-back partnership, with Jarell Quansah their main challenger. Nat Phillips has also been training with the first team, and Joel Matip is out for the season.

It could be a case of one in and one out in midfield, with Dominik Szoboszlai closing on a return after a hamstring problem but Curtis Jones having been forced off at Bournemouth with a muscle complaint.

Alexis Mac Allister will most likely continue at number six with Wataru Endo at the Asia Cup, while Harvey Elliott and Ryan Gravenberch will both be pressing hard to start in the remaining two engine room slots, the former having done so on the right side on the South Coast in only his third Premier League start of the season.

Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic remain out. Of the Academy options, Bobby Clark got more minutes at Bournemouth late on while James McConnell and Trey Nyoni have been on the bench recently.

With both Mohamed Salah and teenager Ben Doak absent, who lines up on the right wing continues to prompt much debate. Luis Diaz started there against Bournemouth but Jota also featured in the role in the second half.

Jota, Nunez and substitute Cody Gakpo all had turns on the left in the same game, and that Jota and Nunez also rotated down the centre of the attack underlines the flexibility available to Klopp.

Elliott can also do a job on the right flank, but will most likely be needed in midfield, while teenage winger Kaide Gordon made his first Premier League outing in more than two years on Sunday.



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