Liverpool predicted lineup analysis: Trent Alexander-Arnold to maintain starting berth

Liverpool were looking on course to potentially lift another Premier League title not too long ago, but a defeat at the hands of Arsenal has handed the advantage back to their rivals. However, a game against Burnley, a side who've won just twice away game all season, is exactly what Jurgen Klopp's side needs.

So, Klopp will be very keen to get his team back on track at home by going full strength.

Liverpool predicted lineup analysis

Goalkeeper and defenders:

Alisson

There was long a debate over who was not just the best Brazilian keeper, but who was the best in the world between Alisson and Ederson. However, over the last 12-18 months it's become very clear that Alisson is the number one shot-stopper.

The Brazilian international has become an influential figure in Klopp's side, not just with his hands but also his feet with the way he's able to distribute the ball long and invite pressure before launching attacks.

Liverpool predicted lineup analysis
Alexander-Arnold and Alisson are the first names on Liverpool's team sheet – Photo by Icon sport

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Despite being hooked off midway through the second-half against Arsenal, it would be crazy for Klopp to not select Alexander-Arnold from the beginning. The England international is the most creative right-back in the Premier League and is the most forward-thinking player in Liverpool's squad.

The England star sits top of the charts within the Liverpool squad for shot-creating actions and shot-creating actions per 90 minutes (95 & 5.42) so without a doubt, he will be key to unlocking Burnley's low block.

Alexander-Arnold to score his third goal of the season and Liverpool to win can be found at 5/1.

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk has been a revelation since he joined the Reds and they look a significantly worse outfit when he's not in the heart of the defence. The Dutch defender is not just a fantastic reader of the game and tackler but also someone who triggers a lot of attacks.

The former Celtic man has completed the second most passes into the final third within the Liverpool squad – only behind Alexander-Arnold – so he's one of the first names on every single team sheet in the league.

Jarell Quansah

Jarell Quansah was handed his Premier League debut this season in Liverpool's 2-1 victory away to Newcastle United and since then, has never looked back.

The English centre-back is likely to start alongside Van Dijk given Ibrahim Konate's suspension which he picked up against Arsenal.

Andrew Robertson

While the Scottish international is now back and ready to play for Liverpool, his absence has not been as hard felt as many may have expected.

The Reds did not lose a single Premier League game when Robertson was out injured, however, his undeniable influence on the team is huge. Robertson has an XGA of 1.2 this season, so his return will be massive for everyone.

Midfielders:

Alexis Mac Allister

Liverpool's big summer signing has quietly gone about his business in midfield this season, not tearing up any trees or making headlines but is making the Reds tick.

Mac Allister sits fifth for progressive passes, showing how important he is to getting attacks moving and catching out the opposition with accurate through balls.

Alexis Mac Allister
Alexis Mac Allister has only missed five league games this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones has been one of the standout performers this season for Liverpool. The academy graduate is surely maturing into a prominent figure within the Liverpool squad and now looks rather undroppable by Klopp.

Out of the players available for Saturday, Jones has won the fifth most defensive tackles in the Liverpool squad so will be key to stopping any potential Burnley threats or counter-attacks.

Ryan Gravenberch

It's been a less-than-fruitful first season for Ryan Gravenberch at Anfield. The former Ajax midfielder has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot in the Premier League and needs to step up his game to establish himself under Klopp.

The issue with Gravenberch is he's trying to force things on the ball having attempted 34 take-ons but only 12 have been successful.

Attackers:

Luis Diaz

Despite a limited lack of goals and assists in the Premier League this season – four and two – which is far from ideal, he's doing a lot of the hard work before the ball ends up in the back of the net.

Diaz is only behind Mohammed Salah when it comes to carries into the penalty area this season so he's crucial to how Liverpool pin teams back towards their own goal and creates openings for others.

Liverpool's Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz is struggling to register consistent goal involvements this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Darwin Nunez

One of the most chaotic attackers in the Premier League. darwin Nunez is underperforming his XG by 3.8 in the Premier League and hit the woodwork four times in one game against Chelsea last week.

Nunez does have seven goals and seven assists, however, he's become an important figure in the attacking lineup, although still very raw.

While Nunez's goal involvements are impressive, he's also got a temperament which has seen him handed seven bookings, the most in the squad. Nunez to be booked has odds of 5/1.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota has returned from injury like nothing ever happened. The Portuguese star has four goals in his last five appearances to nail down a starting spot in Salah's absence.

Given his red-hot form, backing him to score a brace – as he did last time out against a side in the bottom half of the league – offers odds of 10/3.

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