LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 12, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner, wearing a protective head band, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Bournemouth: Milner at right-back as Klopp names strong midfield

Jurgen Klopp has made another five changes to his starting lineup as Liverpool seek their fifth consecutive Premier League win this lunchtime at Bournemouth.

The Reds arrive at Dean Court on the back of two impressive victories over Everton and Burnley, keeping themselves within touching distance of Man City at the top of the league.

With City playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later this evening, the visitors can heap pressure on Pep Guardiola’s side with another three points in Boscombe.

Having rotated heavily on Wednesday night at Turf Moor, Klopp has restored a host of key names to his XI against the Cherries, though he is hampered by injuries to Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren.

Alisson starts his 16th game in the English top flight, and currently boasting the joint-best clean sheet record in Europe’s top-five leagues he can continue his tussle with Stade de Reims’ Edouard Mendy.

Aiding his, and more importantly Liverpool’s, cause in defence are James Milner, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and the returning Andy Robertson.

And ahead of them in midfield are Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita, with Klopp expected to set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Tasked with providing the firepower are Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri and Roberto Firmino, with the Brazilian looking to build on his goal from the bench at Burnley.

Bournemouth: Begovic; Francis, S.Cook, Ake, Daniels; Stanislas, Surman, Brooks, Lerma, Fraser; King

Substitutes: Boruc, Mings, Rico, Pugh, Ibe, Mousset, Defoe

Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Shaqiri, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Lallana, Mane, Sturridge, Origi

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