Strongest Possible Liverpool Lineup vs Manchester United with Lovern, Firmino and Benteke

Strongest Possible Liverpool Lineup vs Manchester United with Lovern, Firmino and Benteke


The transfer window is now officially closed. With no more addition to the squad, each team is set to begin the process to accomplish its season objectives.

Liverpool FC is now holding the seventh spot on the league table after beating Stoke City and Bournemouth, grabbing a point from Arsenal and losing to West Ham United by three goals.

With Manchester United up next, the Reds needs a positive result to bounce back from their poor result against West Ham.


Simon Mignolet  

Despite conceding three goals at Anfield in the previous fixture, the Belgium international will still remain as the Reds’ number one choice in front of the goal.

Right Back

Nathaniel Clyne

The former Saints star has more than justified his £12.5m price tag by bringing his immense talent and pace to the Liverpool backline. The English international has the second highest successful tackles (2.5) per game behind Joe Gomez (2.8 successful tackles/game) as a defender for the Reds so far in the league. His form makes him one of the most consistent players by far in the red shirt.

Center Backs

Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren will continue partnering up as the center of the Reds’ back four. Skrtel has been a crucial part for the Reds for several seasons, and he is likely to continue his starting role.

Lovren has been enduring a shaky start since he signed for Liverpool FC but he looks more confident and dominant at the back compared to last season. Despite the mistake he made which led to the second goal by West Ham United, he is still likely to be picked by Brendan Rodgers as Skrtel’s defensive partner. 

Left Back

Joe Gomez

The former Charlton youngster’s promising performances has put Alberto Moreno on the bench so far this season and his tactical awareness as well as physical attributes make him a solid defender for the Reds. Despite lacking experience, the 18-year-old has a bright future under Brendan Rodgers, and he is expected start the game for the Reds at Old Trafford.

Center Midfielders

James Milner, Emre Can and Jordan Henderson symbolize the work-rate and winning mentality that will push the entire team to go further in the long run. Milner, the English international who arrived from Manchester City, brings his experience and calmness to the center of the field. He will surely be key in the Reds’ success against Manchester United this weekend.

The 21-year-old German international, Can, has a successful passing percentage of 83.6, which only put him behind James Milner, who has the highest successful passing rate of 84.9% among the Reds’ midfielders this season. Can will provide both discipline and flair from the center of the field for the Reds.

The Reds’ skipper, Jordan Henderson, will undoubtedly secure a starting spot at Old Trafford; he has been consistent and showing a leadership that the Reds desperately needs after the departure of Steven Gerrard.

Right Wing

Roberto Firmino

The suspension of Philippe Coutinho will give Firmino a chance to spark his flair from the start at Old Trafford. Even though there’s not yet a goal or assist in the league under his name, his skills will bring an immediate impact on the field, and he is expected to prove his worth on the night.

Left Wing

Adam Lallana

The ex-Saints skipper will be a reasonable choice for Brendan Rodgers to start the game in Old Trafford. As Jordon Ibe is not yet ready for a regular XI spot, Lallana is set to star against United and his experience is what makes him a better choice than any other winger in the team selection. 


Christian Benteke

Following an injury scare, Benteke is expected to be the target man for the Reds in Old Trafford. The Reds’ new signing missed out Belgium’s European qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday (Sep 3rd), but had returned to action for Belgium against Cyprus on Sunday (Sep 6th). His strong presence in the air and off the ball movement will be crucial for the Reds to get a positive result in Old Trafford.



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  1. rodgers should play a three man defence… gomez, skrtel and Can… moreno and clyne should be wing backs to provide width… hendo/lucas and milnerholding midfeild. firmino as CAM with Benteke and Ings as strike partners…Ings should provide the pressing that suarez and sterling were famous for.. also benteke would set him up through as he is good at holding the ball up and winning ariel duels…clyne and moreno to provide crosses roam the flanks… early goals would definately pin back man utd… once goals are there pull out ings or benteke in the second half, put in a CB and revert back to a 4-5-1 with Can or lucas moving to CDM to provide cover to hold on… pull out moreno and add Ibe to press up top and do the running… Rossiter is a good option as well…


    can skrtel gomez

    clyne hendo/lucas milner moreno


    ings benteke

  2. Brenden rodger u hve mke so much mistake nw du wright nw u motivater the player tll thm we cn du btter thn tht team dnt penic our place ws off against west ham we mus win rodgers