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Liverpool welcome Nottingham Forest to Anfield for a league match on October 29. A victory in this game could propel Liverpool above Manchester City, who could drop points in the Manchester derby later in the day. Meanwhile, Forest are looking to get a first victory in six matches.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineups
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest English Premier League Team News
The big win Toulouse means that Liverpool have picked up three wins in the last four matches. The Reds are certainly having momentum coming into the game. Liverpool will be shifting their focus heavily towards the Premier League now that the club have almost sealed qualification for the next stage of the Europa League.
Liverpool are not far from being the top scorers in the Premier League after hitting 20 from the nine matches so far. Meanwhile, they have been defensively astute with only nine goals conceded – only two teams have a better record.
Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcantara are the two injury concerns for Liverpool coming into the game. Curtis Jones will be serving the last of his three-game suspension. Stefan Bajcetic is rated as a big doubt for the match. Ben Doak has a muscle problem that could keep him out of the weekend.
Liverpool predicted lineup
Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Ryan Gravenberch, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez
Nottingham Forest have not won since the success over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in early September. This five-game winless sequence has seen the team drop down to 15th in the standings. Forest were most disappointed about not picking up three points against Luton despite being 2-0 up with less than 15 minutes left.
Manager Scott Cooper will be without a number of players for this game. Crucially, striker Divock Origi will be unavailable because of a hip injury. Awoniyi and Nuno Tavares have not yet returned from a groin problem. Danilo is suffering from a thigh injury while Callum Hudson-Odoi is ruled out of the game with a hamstring problem. Felipe and Gonzalo Montiel have knee and calf injuries respectively.
Finally, Anthony Elanga is a big doubt for the game as he has been suffering from illness.
Nottingham Forest predicted lineup
Matt Turner, Serge Aurier, Murillo, Willy Boly, Ola Aina, Harry Toffolo, Ibrahim Sangare, Morgan Gibbs-White, Orel Mangala, Chris Wood, Nicolas Dominguez
Featured Duel: Mohamed Salah vs Willy Boly
Mohamed Salah has been able to overcome all the transfer rumours in the summer to come up with a string of excellent performances for Liverpool. The Egyptian has picked up seven goals and four assists in his nine league appearances. He is just two goals shy of Erling Haaland, who is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or 2023 title.
Salah scored in the 3-2 win over Forest in the last time Liverpool went against this opponent back in April. The Egyptian, though, is likely to come up against some strong defending from Murillo and Willy Boly. Among the duo, Willy Boly has come up with some eye-catching performances. The against Ivory Coast defender has been able to average 2.4 tackles per game and 1.4 interceptions per match.
Will Mohamed Salah play against Nottingham Forest?
Yes, Salah will be one of the first names on the team sheet against Nottingham Forest. The Egyptian has no injury concerns coming into the match. He has come up with five goals in his last three matches in all competitions.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest Predicted Lineup – The Final Word
Liverpool should have a lot more in the reserves against a Nottingham Forest outfit struggling on several fronts. After using a second-string line-up in the midweek Europa League game, Liverpool will have plenty of energy left in the first team. This match is likely to feature a lot of goals.
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