LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during the pre-match warm-up before the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Man City: Lovren returns as Gomez shifts across

Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to his starting lineup as Liverpool take on Man City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

A busy run of seven games in 23 days comes to an end this afternoon as the Reds welcome their title rivals to Anfield for a crucial clash.

After a loss and a draw in two meetings with Chelsea, and a defeat to Napoli in midweek, the pressure is on Klopp’s side to return to form before the international break.

The manager has largely stuck with the same side throughout this congested period, and has maintained this approach in pursuit of three points.

Alisson keeps his place in goal, with Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson in defence.

In midfield, Georginio Wijnaldum is in line to start in the No. 6 role, joined by Jordan Henderson and James Milner, with Naby Keita fit for the substitutes’ bench.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are again deployed in attack, and having only scored twice in the past five games between them, will be eager to get back to form.

Salah, who has endured widespread scrutiny in recent weeks, has scored in 11 of the past 12 league games at Anfield, with this clash providing the perfect chance to revive his fortunes.

Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge and birthday boy Trent Alexander-Arnold are among Klopp’s options on the substitutes’ bench, as Liverpool look to head into the international break top of the league.

Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Keita, Shaqiri, Sturridge

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, B Silva, D Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Substitutes: Muric, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Foden, Sane, Jesus

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