Liverpool predicted XI for Premier League clash with Bournemouth

After two defeats in a row Liverpool will bid to take another step closer to their first fight top-flight title in 30 years when they host Bournemouth on Saturday.

After losing their long unbeaten record in a 3-0 defeat at Watford last Saturday, Jurgen Klopp's side were then knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea last Tuesday.

But Saturday's Anfield clash against relegation-threatened Bournemouth presents an opportunity for one of the four wins Liverpool need to confirm the club's 19th title.

The Cherries, struggling in 18th place, will be desperate to get any result at Anfield as they attempt to overhaul relegation rivals West Ham and Watford, both of whom are out of the drop zone only on goal difference.

Liverpool are likely to bring the back big guns for Saturday's lunchtime game, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to return after being rested for the Chelsea clash.

And Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are likely to start after coming off the bench against the Londoners.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss out after being ruled out with a hip injury which also sees him miss next week's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid.

Adrian will deputise for the Brazilian, as he did for 11 matches at the start of the season, with 36-year-old Andy Longergan on the bench as third-choice keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also injured.

Captain Jordan Henderson will miss his fourth game with a hamstring injury but could be fit for Wednesday's tie against Atletico, but fellow midfielder Naby Keita is back in contention after recovering from a hip problem.

Bournemouth could have Lloyd Kelly available again after the defender, who has been troubled by ankle and thigh problems, returned to full training.

On-loan midfielder Harry Wilson will not be eligible to face his parent club under Premier League regulations.

Wales international David Brooks (ankle), forward Arnaut Danjuma (foot) and defenders Chris Mepham and Charlie Daniels (both knee) all continue their own recovery.

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