Salah and Mane start, Strongest Predicted Liverpool lineup (4-3-3) to face Bayern Munich

Bayern v Liverpool

Liverpool face Bayern Munich on the road in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tonight.

The Reds played out a 0-0 draw against the reigning German champions at Anfield last month, but they still hold a slender advantage, given the away goals will work in their favour.

Jurgen Klopp’s team head to Munich following a resounding 4-2 home win over Burnley at the weekend where Roberto Firmino found some much-needed form with a brace.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Klopp has no reason to tinker with the defensive formation of the team and this should witness the same lineup from the recent Burnley game. Alisson is expected to start between the sticks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Roberston should feature on the right and left-back positions while Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip make up the heart of the backline.

Van Dijk missed the first leg through a European suspension but he should become a key figure this time around with his ability to influence play on both sides on the field.

In the midfield, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum have remained unchanged over the past few matches, and Klopp may stick with the duo alongside skipper Jordan Henderson in a three-man pivot.

Adam Lallana produced a refreshing attacking performance against the Clarets last weekend, but Klopp could go defensive with Henderson, just like in the past two away trips to Manchester United and Everton.

In the attack front, there are no selection concerns with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane set to feature on the right and left wing respectively while Roberto Firmino should lead the attack.

Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino

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Author: chris darwen