It’s nearly time for another Anfield fixture this weekend as we aim to follow up our win over Arsenal against Burnley.
We’re all thinking it, it’s another game where we have to follow up a big result with a game against a so-called lesser side and that, this season, has really proven our downfall.
Indeed, at the start of this season we beat Arsenal before losing to the Clarets and so a repeat of that sequence would surely harm our top four chances no end.
Time, then, for the Reds to press home the advantage from beating the Gunners and get the Anfield crowd whipped up quickly before the away side can settle.
We think, fortunately, Jurgen Klopp’s going to have a pretty strong squad to pick from for this one and so, with that in mind, here’s the XI we think will start…
GK: SIMON MIGNOLET
Did a decent job against Arsenal but needs to follow that up with an error-free showing against Burnley.
RB: NATHANIEL CLYNE
Burnley are inevitably going to sit deep and so the onus will be on Clyne to help overload on the attacks.
CB: JOEL MATIP
Superb against Arsenal, Matip needs to apply himself once again against the likes of Andre Gray.
CB: DEJAN LOVREN
Lovren should be back in the side for this one and we’re hoping he and Matip stay fit for the remainder of the year.
LB: JAMES MILNER
The makeshift left-back continues to do well and will aim to get plenty of crosses into the box for this one.
CM: JORDAN HENDERSON
The skipper should be fit for this one and therefore will come in to the side for Emre Can we think.
CM: GINI WIJNALDUM
Another great showing against Arsenal at the weekend, we now want Wijnaldum to start doing it against the Burnleys of this league.
CM: ADAM LALLANA
Lallana was back to his best against the Gunners and hopefully that will now see him kick on towards May.
RW: SADIO MANE
Mane is in decent form at the moment and we’re hoping that continues on Sunday against the Clarets.
ST: ROBERTO FIRMINO
He’ll have to be ready for a physical battle with the Burnley defence but if he can shake them he should be able to get chances.
LW: PHILIPPE COUTINHO
There’s signs Coutinho is getting back to his best at last and hopefully that trend will continue on Sunday.