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Match Preview: Liverpool vs Huddersfield

Date & time: Friday April 26th, 8pm BST

Where: Anfield

What channel: Sky Sports Football & Main Event

Referee: Kevin Friend

A mature and patient victory over Cardiff saw the team go back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday and keep the pressure on Man City.

But City, as expected, returned to the summit themselves on Wednesday night. So each game continues to be huge, with the slightest deviation being seen as disastrous.

Huddersfield, though, are down. They have, in reality, been down for months and they've not won a game for many months.

Liverpool are on another unbeaten run, stretching back to January, when we lost our only league game of the season and a hefty scoreline is surely in the offing against Huddersfield.

Injuries & Suspension

It's not expected that we'll see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the match-day squad, but each week that goes by surely hastens or next glimpse of him on the bench.

We were meant to be seeing him by the end of March and we're not a week away from May, so surely it can only be a matter of time!

Elsewhere, Fabinho is expected to be available but Klopp may take the opportunity to give him another break ahead of a hectic fortnight in which we play Barcelona twice and have 3 league games to end the season.

For the away team, there are no real concerns for Jan Siewert, other than Abdelhamid Sabiri. While a handful of other first-teamers will require a late check.


Liverpool: W-W-W-W-W (all comps)

Huddersfield: L-L-L-L-L (all comps)

Predicted line-up

As already pointed out, with Barcelona away due on Wednesday night, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see a slight bit of rotation.

Not full-scale, as we're enjoying a good 4-5 day's break in between games at the moment, which should be enough recovery time (it could be a lot worse).

But we expect to see a few changes to the starting line-up at least, in key areas, where we'll want energy levels at as close to 100% as possible against the favourites for the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Starting line-up: Alisson, Trent, Matip, Van Dijk, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Henderson, Shaqiri, Mane and Firmino.

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