Liverpool’s Premier League season kicks off on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Craven Cottage to take on newly promoted Fulham.
Playing against a promoted side on the opening day of the season is nothing new for the Reds. In their last three seasons, they have played twice against Norwich and on those occasions against Leeds and have won each time.
The Reds go into this game as clear favourites, but in games like this sometimes the performance is more important than the result.
There is a lot of speculation about how Liverpool will line up for this game. Will Darwin Nunes start the first game of the season? Will Joe Gomez rejoin the team after signing his new contract? What roles will Fabio Carvalho and Harvey Elliott have this season?
These are all burning questions and with that in mind, we’ve tried to predict Liverpool’s starting line-up for them.
We think Jurgen Klopp will make three changes from the team that beat Manchester City to the Community Shield.
Predictably, Alisson Becker returns to the club after his brief injury while the back four remains the same at the King Power Stadium.
There has been a change in the midfield.
Thiago Alcantara’s fitness will be key this season and while he would probably love to start the opening game, it’s fair to say that Liverpool could get past Fulham without fielding their best line-up.
Therefore, we recommend Harvey Elliott to start alongside Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. Let’s not forget that Elliott started nearly every week last season before his injury, and we expect him to return here.
Up front, we’ve tipped Darwin Nunes to start ahead of Roberto Firmino in this match, while Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah certainly make up the top three we’re most familiar with.
In other news, Newcastle and West Ham are leaving Fulham free to sign the £10m talent.
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