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Updated: November 10, 2018
Liverpool team news: Predicted Liverpool line up vs Fulham | Football | Sport

Liverpool are back in Premier League action against Fulham this weekend, looking to bounce back from a shock defeat to Red Star Belgrade.

Jurgen Klopp’s side put in a dismal Champions League display in Serbia and the German boss will be looking for a response against the Cottagers.

The Reds have been boosted by the return to fitness of Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson, with both in contention to start at Anfield.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: “For the weekend, they are all available.

“Pretty much the first time all the midfield players apart from Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] are available.

“That’s another thing to do, make a decision. It’s then all about fitness levels, form and shape.”

Klopp’s comments suggest that both Keita and Henderson will have their work cut out getting back into the starting XI, having just recovered from hamstring problems.

Fabinho has impressed after waiting patiently for his Liverpool debut, while James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum have been consistent performers so far this season.

Competition for places may be even fiercer if Klopp abandons his favoured 4-3-3 formation for a more attacking 4-2-3-1 against Fulham this weekend.

The Cottagers have the worst defence in the league and are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season, meaning Xherdan Shaqiri will be hoping to get among the goals if he is given a starting berth.

The Swiss international is fully rested after being left at home for the midweek trip to Serbia in an attempt to avoid raising political tensions in the Balkans.

Meanwhile, Klopp also confirmed that Joe Gomez is fit to play after reports of an ankle injury.

The versatile defender played 45 minutes against Red Star, coming on for Trent Alexander-Arnold at half-time.

Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne were both struck by illness ahead of the Champions League fixture, although both are expected to be available for selection.

Liverpool predicted line-up vs Fulham

(4-2-3-1) Alison; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah