Liverpool vs Leeds: Possible lineup, confirmed team news for Premier League game


Liverpool have Thiago Alcantara available again for the visit of Leeds.

Thiago missed the defeat at Nottingham Forest due to an ear infection which has since cleared up, although team-mate Jordan Henderson may miss the game.

The Reds captain injured his knee in Wednesday’s 3-0 UEFA Champions League win at Ajax and manager Jurgen Klopp said: “We have to wait a while with Hende, it’s a knock, the knee was a bit stiff. Thursday], had only treatment.

“So we’ll see how he is [on Friday]. I expect him to be fine to be honest.”

Both Fabinho and Harvey Elliott can deputize for Henderson, while Curtis Jones and James Milner push for a start.

Klopp made sure to praise Darwin Nunez, who scored against Ajax in midweek for the fourth goal of a busy October.

He said: “The steps he’s making are really big, and that means automatically he settles in more and more. The potential is incredible, and it’s not only speed – the attitude is really good, he’s a real worker.”

Long-term absentees Luis Diaz, Arthur, Joel Matip and Diogo Jota all remain out of contention.

Predicted Liverpool XI: 

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Nunez.

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